President Emmanuel Macron mentioned the AWAKE G7 sustainable solar watch during his closing speech at the G7 Summit. He was also spotted wearing the same watch during his Interview on french live TV (France 2).
President Emmanuel Macron is showcasing the AWAKE watch at G7 Summit in Paris
AWAKE X G7
“We are proud to embody the absolute urge of a fight against ocean polluting and to symbolize the innovation of French companies on the creation and use of new recycled materials” Lilian Thibault, creator of the brand AWAKE.
The watch AWAKE “G7” symbolizes perfectly the mission of the brand: Encourage the consumer towards more responsible choices, offering ethical, well designed and quality products. Made in France, around one hundred watches will be produced and given to the participants of the climate, ocean, biodiversity sequence of the Biarritz summit.
We developed a watch case made with used fishing nets, transformed in raw material. More than 6 months were necessary in order to obtain a beautiful yet resistant enough material. The use of a fishing net is symbolic, indeed, beyond the micro-plastic pollution that it can cause, it is a huge burden for the maritime fauna causing each year more than 650,000 deaths of marine animals stuck in abandoned nets. It also is an extremely promising material since its aspect and lightness allow for great wrist comfort. It is a both philosophical and technical choice.