THE BEAU NUAGE COMMITMENT

We have partnered with multiple organisations to give meaning to our cloudy adventure.

OUR ECO-FRIENDLY RPET® FABRIC

Our umbrellas would not exist without the rain that nourishes our planet! This is why we have decided to go the extra mile for the environment by designing all the canvases of our umbrellas and covers from recycled plastic bottles.
The rPET® fabric we use is certified by the international organisation Control Union. This assures you that your next Beau Nuage umbrella and its cover will have given a second life to a plastic bottle which would otherwise have polluted a beach or an ocean somewhere in the world...

ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Rain and water are the heart of the Beau Nuage adventure. We try to bring joy and poetry on rainy days, but we must not forget that water is a vital element that many people in the world have limited or no access to. It was only logical for us to work with an organisation that would help these people. We are proud to be partnering with the non-profit organisation Solidarités International, which has been fighting for everyone to get access to drinking water for more than 35 years! From June 2019, we have been donating a percentage of the revenue for each rainy product ordered on our website. This equates to 12 hours of access to drinking water for a whole household per product! The protection of the environment is a priority for Beau Nuage; that's why all our canopies are made of recylcled plastic bottles.

PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION, RECYCLING AND DONATION

Folding umbrellas are often of poor workmanship, cannot withstand windy conditions and have a very short useful life. To avoid these inconveniences at all costs, Beau Nuage attaches particular importance to the manufacture, the choice of materials, but also and above all to the quality control of each of its umbrellas. We are now the only umbrella brand to test 100% of our products. This work is carried out in partnership with the ESAT d'Antibes, which employs people with disabilities. They meticulously control and test each umbrella and each Beau Nuage cover. They are the guarantors of the proper functioning and quality of all our cloudy products.
Our minimum quality thresholds require the ESAT d'Antibes to set aside certain umbrellas when they have a small defect. To avoid waste and help people in need, we made the choice to donate all our unusable Beau Nuage products to the association La Fondation de Nice. Once there, they are sorted by people reintegrating into the labour force and volunteers. Umbrellas that are too damaged are then recycled, but all those with minor damage are given to organisations that then sell the umbrellas for extremely reduced prices to people in need. Thanks to these processes, all our Beau Nuage umbrellas have a lengthy life!

A BEAU NUAGE IS AN-ECO FRIENDLY UMBRELLA

COMPLETE WITH AN ABSORBENT COVER

ALLOWING YOU TO ALWAYS KEEP IT DRY!

TAILLE ET DIMENSIONS

THE QUESTIONS THAT EVERYONE IS ASKING

  • The Beau Nuage absorbent cover absorbs the raindrops and hold them with a patented three-layers technology. The inner "absorption" layer is composed of a microfiber fabric able to retain up to 200 times its weight in water.  There is an intermediate layer under the inner one. This layer is made of a water repellent fabric and has a dual function : not only does it enable the outer layer to stay dry by preventing the rain drops from coming through, it also attracts the water towards the microfiber layer in order to ventilate it and dry it effectively. Lastly, the outer layer is a thick umbrella fabric (200threads/in2) with a Teflon® covering which makes it waterproof. It thus prevents raindrops from leaking. In short, you can put your Beau Nuage umbrella into a bag or a pocket and keep it dry!

  • Pre-ordering for our new collection begins on September 22. When you pre-order, you are reserving an umbrella that will be delivered to you starting from the 16th of October. Pre-ordering an umbrella ensures that you will be able to buy product(s) from our new collection before they all sell out! 

  • Yes, the Beau Nuage umbrella is eco-friendly! As of September 2020, we have decided to go the extra mile for the environment by designing all the canvases of our umbrellas and covers from recycled plastic bottles. The rPET® material we use is certified by the international organization Control Union. This assures you that your next Beau Nuage umbrella and its cover will have given a second life to a plastic bottle that would otherwise have polluted a beach or an ocean somewhere in the world. In addition to this step, from the start, we have taken measures to protect the environment. For example, the protection of and access to safe drinking water is crucial for a healthy planet. This is why we are very happy to be partners of the Solidarités International association, which has been fighting for more than 35 years for access to drinking water for all. Since June 2019, we donate to this association for each cloudy product ordered on our site. Each product ordered represents an average of 12 hours of access to drinking water for a household! In addition, we eliminate waste by donating all of our unusable Beau Nuage to the Nice Foundation. There, they are sorted by people in professional reintegration and volunteers. The overly damaged umbrellas are then recycled, to minimize the damage to our planet.

  • Yes it is! A Beau Nuage umbrella is inseperable from its cover and the other way around. Even Le Gentleman has its own absorbent cover that enables you to carry it over the shoulder! If you ever spot a Beau Nuage without its cover, contact us quickly…

  • The Beau Nuage umbrellas are built with innovating materials, both flexible and robust. These materials make our umbrellas more resistant and enjoyable than any others. The shaft is made of aluminium and steel so that it is not too heavy (only steel) nor too fragile (only aluminium). Likewise, the ribs of our umbrellas are made of flexible materials, like fiberglass, but very strong, stainless ones for the junction between the ribs, where we favoured nickel for its strength and aesthetic. Our canopies have 200 threads/in2 and are thicker than average (180 threads/in2) and the ribs and canopies are both handmade. Last but not least, our unique Beau Nuage cover, unique, allows you to know where your umbrella is at all times since you can always keep it in your bag ! In that way, the Beau Nuage umbrellas last much longer than others!

  • As of September 2020, all the canvases of our umbrellas are made out of recycled plastic bottles.  The rPET® material we use is certified by the international organisation Control Union. This assures you that your next Beau Nuage umbrella and its cover will have given a second life to a plastic bottle which would otherwise have polluted a beach or an ocean somewhere in the world. 

  • It depends! Le Mini and L’Original have a manual opening whereas L’Automatique and Le Gentleman have an automatic opening. Better still, the aptly named L'Automatique also has an automatic closing. The automation is a wonderful feature that allows you to open and close your umbrella iwith the most ease. But to be of good quality, like the Beau Nuage Automatique, this technology requires a stiff spring. It is thus primarily suitable for the robust and larger umbrellas, like Le Gentleman. That’s why we’ve favoured excellent quality manual openings for Le Mini and L’Original so that these two umbrellas are compact and easy to carry.

  • As we said previously, the Beau Nuage cover is able to retain up to 200 times its weight in water. Nevertheless, we advise you to thoroughly dry the umbrella before placing it back in its absorbent cover. It is recommended that you turn the cover inside out and leave the umbrella open to facilitate drying.

  • After heavy rain, we advise you to let your Beau Nuage cover and umbrella dry at home, like any other accessory subjected to rain. It will prevent any corrosion of your umbrella. If your absorbent cover is dirty, you can wash it, either by hand or in the washing machine, in delicate mode and at 30°C, without softener. Lastly, if your umbrella is wrinkled, you can iron it to make it look as good as new! To do so, you only need to open it and gently apply the steam for the iron on each parts of the canopy, one by one.

  • Indeed each Beau Nuage has its own first name, because it is above all a daily companion! This first name does not depend on its color or its model: it is randomly generated by our first name algorithm! When you receive your Beau Nuage, you will be able to discover its first name on its label. Remember to remember it before throwing it away. It's important anyway!

1 product ordered = 12h of access to clean drinking water.
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