SAS Georges Morand
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70% of its turnover is generated by the articles manufactured in its St Junien workshops. The company subcontracts out the production of 30% of its gloves, notably to a Czech company (100%-owned subsidiary) which supplies thick cowskin gloves for professionals, intended for example for the motorcycle riders and other professionals of the Ministry of the Interior.
The St Junien workshops carry out all the operations for its gloves made from fine leather, notably the upmarket lapped seam kid gloves (100 euros): it selects the leather, cuts it, stitches the gloves and does the finishing work. A worker makes four entirely hand-sewn pairs each day. Less than 10 companies in France make leather gloves in this way. The company is outstanding in its sector for possessing the following rare types of know-how: cutting kid leather, rare mechanical stitching such as lapped seam stitching (chain stitch on 1 cm3, the finger guiding the movement because the stitching is hidden from view) and the Brosser stitch (modified whipstitch), the stitch used for costume jewellery effects and linings (gathering of the edge with that of the glove and finger tips) done manually. No formal training is available in glove-making.
The clientele consists of major brands in haute couture. The workshops work to order for major ready-to-wear brands (Azzaro, Gianfranco Ferré, Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel), and department stores (10% of turnover: Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Neiman Marcus, Harrod's, etc.). 50% of sales are generated by the armed forces (aircraft pilots).
15% of sales come from exports.