Fabriqué En France | RAEN Launches New Sunglass Collection
RAEN Launches New Sunglasses Collection | Fabriqué En France
Californian sunglasses and optical brand, RAEN has just launched their latest collection, Fabriqué en France. Consisting of three frames, the new sunnies are handmade by artisans in the Jura region of France. The tradition of eyewear manufacturing in this part of the country dates back to 1796, and the craft is still alive and well there to this day. Inspired by the long history of the practice in Jura, RAEN partnered with a small, family-run, second generation workshop there to bring the new collection to life.
The three frames – Remmy 49, Norie, and Wiley – are available in three new colourways. Arbois features a nice dappled coffee and honey front and temple, with a smooth gradient at the temple tips. If tortoiseshell frames are your thing, Arbois is ideal. Noir, as its name suggests, is a matte black shade, which transitions into brown and honey at the temple tips. Fumée offers a nice medium between the other two. It features a grey and black front and temple, which becomes a crystal grey at the temple tips. It’s a good alternative if you like a darker colourway that’s not black.
All the sunnies in RAEN’s Fabriqué en France collection are crafted with acetate from the specialty Italian acetate manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849. Their lenses are all quality CR-39 manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision with Anti-Reflective Azure coating. Everything is put together carefully by the skilled artisans in the small Jura workshop. The details on the frames are nice additions too, with a little French flag and the name of the collection featured on each style.