• About Appachi

Our Vision

To be recognized globally by all stakeholders including end-consumers, as a unique Social Enterprise that puts Inclusive Growth and Ethical Business practices above everything else at the heart of its value chain. This would create a strong foundation to build Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton & Ethicus into globally recognized brands.

Mrs.Uraiyur Nachiar and Mr.L.Mariappa
Founders, Sri Santhalakshmi Mills.


Every story has to start somewhere. Ours started on 12th June 1946 when Mr. Mariappa, with his wife Mrs. Uraiyur Nachiar set up a Cotton Ginning factory with just 6 Platt Brother double roller gins in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India and named it Sri Santhalakshmi Mills.

Mr.M.Chinnaswamy, Mr Mani Chinnaswamy & Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Nachiar,
Directors - Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton Pvt.Ltd.


Today, with over 65 years of cotton experience and expertise under our belts we have the respect and trust of all those we have worked with along the way. This has been possible only because we've continued the tradition started by our founder - ‘Quality above all else’. Experts in the ginning of high quality extra-long staple cotton, we have now expanded our operation into an ultra-modern facility with customized 22 double roller gins and 2 hydraulic presses while preserving the Cotton Legacy that is three generations old.

(1946 & Counting)