OUR ROLLING PAPER ROOTS RUN DEEP
We’re imagined, invented, grown, harvested, milled, and manufactured in France. In 1822, brothers René and Guillaume Bolloré built a paper mill next to the Odet River. This location was perfect – when you’re making paper, it’s necessary to have clean, fresh water nearby.
As the business grew, the family expanded operations into a more modern facility in Cascadec in 1893.
The OCB® brand was born in 1918. Our name pays homage to the Odet River, the Cascadec mill, and the family origins in the Brittany region of France.
Today, our family-owned paper mill, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2022, sits on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in the foothills of the French Alps.
OUR AUTHENTIC VALUES 1918 THROUGH TODAY
Our paper and our booklets are still made in France, in our family-owned facilities. Every OCB® booklet and cone sold in Canada is made with natural Acacia gum that is responsibly harvested from the Sahel region of Africa.
Today, our carbon neutral booklet facility employs cutting-edge technology in rolling papers. Our engineers invented much of it.
We endeavor to source everything, including our sustainable packaging, from within 500 km of our facilities. Our organic hemp is sourced from farmers’ co-ops in Champagne and our rice fibers come from the nearby Camargue delta region. Today, bobbins of the world’s highest quality rolling papers come to Perpignan, France, where they’re made into OCB rolling papers. (Which is also where the original rolling paper booklet was invented in 1838.)
OCB is the world’s #1 preferred rolling paper for these reasons and more.
SUSTAINABILITY IN EVERYTHING WE DO
We are committed to stewardship of the natural resources needed to sustain Earth. Our company's paper mill primarily sources organically grown biomass and sustainably harvested materials.
The raw materials we source—hemp, wood pulp, bamboo, rice, Acacia gum, and more—are as environmentally-friendly as possible.
Our biodegradable packaging is printed with vegetable inks and engineered to be as compact as possible to eliminate paper waste.The electricity used in our carbon neutral Perpignan facility includes hydropower, wind, solar, and biomass.
In France, our facilities qualify for internationally-recognized ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and are GMP certified.