Chapter 6: Heading to the first export

By Santi Mallorquí, CEO of Organic Cotton Colours. January 2015 marked the first year we obtained cotton fiber from our own network of farmers in sufficient quantities to export and spin in Barcelona. It was a complex process as we had groups of farmers spread across 3 states: Piauí, Paraíba, and Pernambuco, with different communities […]

Chapter 5: Ensuring the linted seed

By Santi Mallorquí, CEO of Organic Cotton Colours. In the previous chapter, I told you how we ended up losing the 2013 crop season. The reason was that the government NGO assisting the farmers stopped receiving funds from the state, communication was cut off, and no one knew how to redirect the situation. There, I […]

Chapter 4: Diogenes, the missing piece

By Santi Mallorquí, CEO of Organic Cotton Colours. In this fourth chapter, I continue recounting our first trip to Brazil. Now it’s time to meet the farmers, the new stakeholders of OCC… Farmers, the New Stakeholders of OCC We wanted the farmers to feel a connection with us that went beyond a buyer and seller […]

Chapter 3: Brazil, the great discovery

By Santi Mallorquí, CEO of Organic Cotton Colours. In this chapter and the next, I illustrate our first trip to Brazil and the birth of the OCCGuarantee project. In the last article, I recounted the difficulty and lack of transparency we experienced during our visit to South India at the end of 2012. After that, […]

Chapter 2: Exploring the origin: India

By Santi Mallorquí, CEO of Organic Cotton Colours. In this article, I chronologically recount the experiences lived to materialize the OCCGuarantee project of Organic Cotton Colours. In the first article, I narrated how I navigated the obstacles that emerged after taking charge of the company, the main one being a need to find where to […]

Chapter 1: Defining the project for our own cotton

Cotton emerges naturally in a variety of colours, such as raw, brown, and green, which we cultivate with dedication. For those unaware, it might seem like we are innovating, but in reality, we are simply following what is natural.