Month: February 2016

ROMAIN JAMET – LASTAGE

Romain was 20 years old when he left his home in Lyon to go study on the basque coast and live out his passion for surfing. While in graduate school, he met Matthieu with whom in 2008 he created Lastage, an eco-friendly boardshorts brand that aims to change mentalities. Romain, where did you grow up? I’m originally from Lyon but I’m one of those guys who discovered surfing, got completely hooked and who eventually wound up settling on the coast. How old were you when you discovered surfing? I was round 12 or 13. I waited till I was 18 before leaving home to go study sports and athletics in Lyon. When I found out there was a boardsports management program in Bayonne, I jumped at the opportunity. “I thought it was possible to create an eco-responsible brand that is also cool and funky” Is that how you got the idea of creating an eco-friendly boardshorts brand? Yes, I got the idea when I was in grad school. We were always outdoors, right in nature. …