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THE MOREL HERITAGE

 

The Morel story is one of a family which has been creating eyewear for four generations. Each generation learned from the one that preceded it, adding its own entrepreneurial vision.

Founder

In 1880, Jules created his first pairs of pince-nez in what was a part-time endeavor, in addition to his farming work.

industrialist

Marius was a passionate visionary who had big dreams. In the 1930s, he purchased a facility and machinery to produce frames on a large scale.

commercial

Jacques took over the reins of the company in the 1960s, supported by his siblings. Together they made the Morel name known throughout France and globally.

design

More than just a company, Morel became a strong brand for creative products renowned across the world. That strategic turn was brought about by Jérôme, Francis, and Amélie.

Jules Morel

Marius Morel

Jacques Morel

Jérôme, Francis et Amélie Morel

IN THE HEART OF THE UPPER JURA

Planche Paget, Les Rousses

IN THE HEART OF THE UPPER JURA

 

The parent company of Morel is still located where it all began, in the upper Jura, the cradle of French eyewear.

Morel first based itself in Les Rousses, in the family-owned farm, and later moved to Morez, the eyewear capital. The Morel family had several plants.

INDEPENDENCE

 

Morel works with its own collections, free from constraints and barriers. The company cherishes its freedom, which allows it to unleash creativity ingenuity when it creates new, exclusive designs.

Faithful to its values, Morel controls all aspects of its strategy without bending to market pressures.

COSMOPOLITANISM

 

Serving international markets is part of Morel’s DNA, which has built up a strong network of distributors since the 1930s by virtue of patience and professionalism. Today, the Morel brand is present at private retailers in more than 90 countries.

Because independence and thoroughness are the key values of the Morel culture, the brand has pushed its international strategy further by actively seeking to create subsidiaries. This has enabled Morel to organize and guarantee flawless service quality, which reflects that of its products.

CREATIVITY

 

The creativity of Morel is seen in the smallest detail. New collections are created in its own design center, where artistic directors, designers, and specialists in color, graphics, and prototyping work together as a team of experts who believe that no challenge is above them!

That is why the brand, ever a trailblazer, has surprised the market by using atypical and innovative materials and know-how: carbon, wood, and more recently, leather and 3D printing.

THE PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF MOREL KNOW-HOW

The history of Morel is that of people. It is of a family with a passion, of course, but one that has been able to bring together multiple talents and personalities.

 

Today, 280 people work for Morel. The team of people consists of almost 10 different areas of expertise from design to production, and spans to commercial, logistics, and administration.

 

Morel has a complete and complementary team, producing a turnkey offer: from the first draft to the final customer.

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