For summer 2017, Jean de Nîmes, a French-made line by Kaporal and Waiting for the Sun join forces for an exclusive collaboration, resulting in a 100% made in France sunglasses frame. Resulting from a meeting between two different branches of French expertise, a glasses manufacturer and a jeans manufacturer, these models are available from June 2017 across a selection of concept stores and French opticians.

 

 

Spearheading local economy!

Designed in Marseille and made in Jura, the cradle of French glasses manufacture, the three editions on offer from Waiting for the Sun for Jean de Nîmes feature denim detailing on the temples. In terms of the level of craftsmanship as well as the finish, the collection has brought together a harmonious ensemble of regional talents, high quality and attractive prices. Antoine and Julien, creators of Waiting for the Sun have optimised production but have kept attention to detail at the heart of the collection. Available in three different shapes, this 100% acetate frame is available in black, navy and tortoiseshell chestnut.

These Parisian glasses manufacturers have been committed to working with clean, ecological, local producers for the last 7 years. They work with recyclable materials and have gone as far as patenting bio-plastics. Jean de Nîmes is backed by the Marseille brand Kaporal who have decided to launch a locally produced glasses frame. Their streamlined style, clean production and ecological commitment are now a must. When Waiting for the Sun noticed that Jean de Nîmes had adopted a production process that was clean and ethical, the decision to support them by designing a frame collection was immediate!

L’économie locale pour fer de lance !

Designed in Marseille and made in Jura, the cradle of French glasses manufacture, the three editions on offer from Waiting for the Sun for Jean de Nîmes feature denim detailing on the temples. In terms of the level of craftsmanship as well as the finish, the collection has brought together a harmonious ensemble of regional talents, high quality and attractive prices. Antoine and Julien, creators of Waiting for the Sun have optimised production but have kept attention to detail at the heart of the collection. Available in three different shapes, this 100% acetate frame is available in black, navy and tortoiseshell chestnut.

These Parisian glasses manufacturers have been committed to working with clean, ecological, local producers for the last 7 years. They work with recyclable materials and have gone as far as patenting bio-plastics. Jean de Nîmes is backed by the Marseille brand Kaporal who have decided to launch a locally produced glasses frame. Their streamlined style, clean production and ecological commitment are now a must. When Waiting for the Sun noticed that Jean de Nîmes had adopted a production process that was clean and ethical, the decision to support them by designing a frame collection was immediate!

 

Jean de Nîmes by Kaporal

Inspired by the name of the town his ancestors came from, Jean de Nîmes is the French-made jeans line belonging to Kaporal jeans. While Nîmes may have given the fabric its name (denim), Marseille, its southern French cousin has been known for nearly 40 years as the French capital of jeans manufacture. In the 1980s, following production from many textile workshops specialising in denim, Marseille became home to big names in the jeans industry. A few years later, globalisation shifted the centres of production and local manufacturing was gradually running down but Kaporal has kept going and is engaged in maintaining local production and committing to its historic regional economy. Jean de Nîmes jeans (Jean is to be pronounced like the French first name) were designed in the Anaïs studios at Marseille, following their locally made tradition, and out of respect for craftsmanship, in order to help rediscover the simple pleasure of wearing plain and simple, authentic, genuine, 5-pocket jeans.


+ Learn more

 

Waiting for the Sun

Set up in 2010 by Julien Tual and Antoine Mocquard, Waiting for the Sun is the premier brand in wooden sunglasses. After swiftly becoming recognised as the benchmark in this material, the French brand is now present in over 800 points of sale throughout the world. With frames in ebony, bamboo, oak or beech, from January 2017 these pioneers in wooden sunglasses have moved into the optical frame market. A revolution for the optics market.


En Savoir +