OUR CHARTER OF QUALITY

SOLID AND INNOVATIVE RAIN ACCESSORIES

Beau Nuage invests every day in improving the quality of its cloudy products to guarantee excellence.

PATENTED ABSORBENT COVER

At Beau Nuage, we are committed to reinventing rain accessories with style and innovation. To do so, we have developed a revolutionary absorbent cover to make your life easier when the rain is out. Made with patented triple-layer absorption technology, you can store your umbrella after use and keep it dry. The inner layer is a super absorbent microfibre fabric, capable of withstanding up to 200 times its weight in water. The mid-layer, perfectly waterproof, protects both the outer layer of the wet umbrella and draws water drops from it to the microfibre layer. Finally, the outer layer is an umbrella canvas coated with a Teflon® coating, completely hydrophobic and pleasant to the touch.

INNOVATIVE AND RESISTANT UMBRELLAS

Our umbrellas are designed to be wind resistant and practical. We use innovative materials and work on every part meticulously, and all of our canopies are made of recycled plastic bottles. This attention to detail helps provide you with high quality umbrellas that are more comfortable to use and have a longer life than ordinary umbrellas. Our frames are designed to be both flexible and sturdy so they won't tip over at the first gust of wind. Depending on the different models and their specificities, we select fiberglass, steel or aluminum alloys to ensure the flexibility and strength of each umbrella. Finally, our fabrics are much denser than average (200 threads / in2 instead of 180 or 190 on classic umbrellas), which makes them more pleasant to the touch. They are also coated with a waterproof Teflon® coating that prevents drops from entering the canvas.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY CONTROL

Like all umbrellas around the world, our Beau Nuage are made in Asia, the only continent today to have umbrella frame factories. We visit our factory on site very regularly in order to continuously improve production processes and refine our Beau Nuage until they leave! To guarantee the excellence of our umbrellas, in addition to cutting-edge product development, we carry out systematic quality control on each umbrella upon arrival in France. Currently, 100% of our Beau Nuage umbrellas and covers are inspected and tested! This significant work is carried out in partnership with the ESAT foundation in Antibes. Products that do not meet our requirements are donated to the Fondation de Nice, thus avoiding any waste and benefiting those in need.

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!

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