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RAEN Introduces the “Fabriqué en France” collection.
In the distant, mountainous region of the idyllic Haut-Jura in Northeastern France, the spirit of adventure is met with a deep appreciation for traditional craftsmanship. On a journey to the region, we were introduced to the long, iconic history of eyewear manufacturing. The local artisans have been manufacturing eyewear and perfecting their trade since 1796. We became obsessed with paying homage to the rich tradition with an exclusive collection of frames produced entirely in the Jura.
This collection is completely hand-made in France with the world renowned craftsmanship, technique, and traditional know-how of the Jura. We chose to work with a small, second-generation, family owned and operated factory, originally founded by two brothers. The operation is now run by their children and cousins. The entire place feels more like a workshop, than a factory floor. With only a handful of employees, everyone is involved in the hands-on operations, building frames on the daily and making our “Fabriqué en France” by RAEN collection come to life.
For this collection we sourced the acetate to make our frames from Mazzucchelli 1849; a single family owned, six-generation, Italian acetate manufacturing company. The 5-barrel hinges are sourced from Comotec in Italy. And the lenses are CR-39 material, manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision using premium, Anti-Reflective (AR) Azure coating - a special treatment designed to minimize internal glare. All three frames, the Remmy 49, Norie and Wiley, are meticulously hand-finished to either a high polish or a rich, brushed-matte finish.
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- DATE: March 07, 2017
To celebrate the launch of RAEN's new collection they caught up with Mikey DeTemple. The day was filled with clean waves and crisp air, it was classic Montauk. This serene short embodies the spirit of what keeps RAEN evolving and inventive.
Featuring: Mikey DeTemple
Video: Brandon Kuzma
Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Seefu Lilac"
- DATE: March 07, 2017
RAEN is handmade and independent – driven by the horizons we seek. Designed in California RAEN are undeniably influenced by the salt in the air and the lives we lead. Our search for an authentic and yet modern classic style keeps us evolving and inventive. We are passionate about every step of our process and are committed to making eyewear that makes you proud to wear.
- DATE: January 09, 2017
A bike-packing trip from Albany, New York to New York City.
Director: Matthew James Thompson
Producer: Anneliese Kristedja
Additional filming by: Ian Durkin, Gerry Weber, Elori Saxle
Composer: Elori Saxle
Titlecards: Ashley Gould & Erinn Springer
Shot entirely on 16mm.
Thanks to Poler Stuff.