Creation date: 2008
Sector of activity: Textile, footwear and accessories · Wholesale and retail trade
Social issue: Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities)
The Moltacte cooperative was created in 2006 with the aim of providing jobs and raising awareness about a disorder that continues to bear a stigma today: mental illness. In 2008 its business model was already beginning to take shape. It opened a clothes store with a variety of brands in Manresa, offering models from past seasons at accessible prices, in a boutique format.
From then on, Moltacte has been opening stores of this kind in a number of cities in Catalonia, such as Manresa and Sant Boi de Llobregat, with the same basic commitment to harmonizing social, economic and commercial values. Those in charge talk of an initiative that is based on innovation, solidarity and transformation: "It's also an invitation to change our way of understanding things and sharing an experience that improves people's lives."
The social enterprise invests the profits it obtains from the stores in new premises that operate using its model.