About Us



Diverse forms of life exist in our earth’s oceans. Fish use gills to absorb oxygen from water. Some mammals go hundreds of meters to the surface, just to take one deep breath, before diving again for two hours. There are creatures that generate light in order to get an advantage over competition within their environment. All these species have adapted to their environment perfectly, they live inside their element.
Cannabis is of great importance to many adults. In sports, as a medicine, or as a recreational drug, Cannabis allows diverse individuals to regain consciousness for their individual element. While alcohol destroys muscles and brain cells, Cannabis supports the metabolism and increases body awareness. Potential applications are as diverse as they are uninvestigated. Only slowly, scientists all over the globe dare to dig deeper into Cannabis research, and find out about its true potential. While some people enjoy consuming Cannabis, others enjoy cultivation. Only few other plants offer such a broad spectrum of experimenting and improving to gardeners, amateurs and pros alike. Experienced cultivators know of the positive, calming energy, a good harvest or working on a healthy plant cause.
Pilchard’s is a European collective by friends of Cannabis. Cannabis helped each of us, to get to know our individual elements. Just like fish inside the water, or a bird flying up the sky, we aim to live our lives according to our personal elements. Every adult should be allowed to decide, what and how many plants they facilitate in their home garden. Since this is still legally impossible in Europe, we sell Pilchard’s as souvenir products. Thus, legally, we have to forbid you to cultivate our genetics.
The desired freedom drives responsibility. Pilchard’s is aware of its responsibility as a business and aims to implement supply chains fully sustainable. Our customers, suppliers, and team members can expect reliable and professional work at all times. We will fulfill their expectations.

Who we are.

Pilchard’s is a collective of diverse individuals, some came to stay, others join the team only for the short term. But better to judge yourself. Today, we introduce two of our co-founders, Sebi and Lukas. If you want to get in touch with them, please feel free to send us an email to hi@pilchards.es


Born and raised in the beautiful Salzkammergut, Austria, Sebi focussed his professional career on cannabis early on. Passion drove him into the industry, his diverse competencies and his rapidly increasing knowledge made him stay. Sebi loves cannabis and cannabis loves Sebi - together, both form a symbiosis that benefits producer, consumer, his friends, and business partners. Sebi is Pilchard’s expert on all questions involving plants and cultivation technology. He has been working in the hydroponics industry for more than ten years, most of those years as the stores’ manager. Now, Sebi provides this knowledge gained by years of experience to Pilchard’s and quickly has become an essential part of the crew. When he is not working, you can find Sebi either selecting tunes for his next gig as a DJ, or on some mountain peak of the alps. Just follow your nose - if you smell good flowers up there, most likely Sebi will not be far away.


Boredom is the worst-case - don’t let anything untried. For most of his life, even Lukas himself did not know what he was running after. When he put his feet on a surfboard for the first time, he knew. 25 years of age back then, much too late to ever become good at this sport. His other big passion needs to pay the bills, good cannabis. Amsterdam, California, Barcelona - his hometowns as a student came close to every pothead’s green dreams. After university, Lukas worked as a sales manager for a Spanish seed producer. Place of business, Northern America and Europe, South-Africa or Israel from time to time. A few years later, Lukas joined a medical cannabis start-up in Germany where he got the opportunity to get to know the pharmaceutical side of the industry. However, he had lost his heart to the legal adult markets already. Thus, he chose to move back to his home of choice, the Iberian Peninsular soon enough. Back there, he gathered some friends from the old days and became one of Pilchard’s co-founders. Now, he travels back and forth between Barcelona and the Atlantic coast, always searching for the best swells and flowers.

Why did we start a cannabis seed bank?

Pilchard’s got born within the dramatic developments of 2020. To explain our history in a little bit more detail, we invite you to join us for a short time travel: 
March 2020, Spannabis just got canceled, Spain and Austria go into lockdown. A few individuals spread out over the entire continent spend increasing amounts of time talking to each other on the phone - fighting boredom together. One omnipresent thought comes up in every talk - this time should be used better than just for chilling. The crew spends nights talking to each other, eating together, laughing, sometimes crying. Former business contacts become friends who realise they share one common idea for cannabis in Europe. 
All agree cannabis has improved their life. As educated consumers, everyone in the crew knows of risks and side effects that come with cannabis. All agree that adults should be allowed to choose freely, whether they want to consume cannabis or not. Prohibition comes with downsides for everyone involved. The fact that there are still thousands of Europeans going into prison for cannabis-related crimes every year, while Northern Americans repeal convictions already, is sad proof of the antiquatedness of European cannabis politics. This needs to be changed. Pilchard’s is one of our means to support legal cannabis in Europe.
As business professionals, we acknowledge the economic potential of cannabis. There is a demand for great cannabis genetics, thus, there are suppliers. Given the growing diversity of suppliers and strains, outsiders face increasing difficulties to differentiate between good and bad players and products. Pilchard’s has decided on an easy solution: Focus.
We don’t launch new products, without having them tested thoroughly. Every genetic we offer is one of our favourites in thousands of strains available within our network. We decided to choose quality over quantity, now we are able to recommend every genetic we offer with a clear conscience. 

But are you breeders?

No, we are not. Breeding is an art. Breeders cultivate thousands of phenotypes of one strain to find one extraordinary enough to be used for breeding. Breeders are artists. Artists should be able to focus on their passion. Pilchard’s gives this time and space back to breeders. We provide market entry solutions to small breeders and seed producers. Thus, they do not have to face marketing or finance obstacles but can focus on what they love doing most - seed production and strain development. Meanwhile, we do what we are best in - the distribution and marketing of great cannabis genetics. There is only one condition to work with us - prove your quality! We are looking forward to working with you. Everyone who has outstanding cannabis genetics and seeds available, please get in touch with us. The Pilchard’s crew consists of cannabis enthusiasts who want to make their dream come true and make a living out of cannabis. For us, it is not important, who produces a seed, what this person’s name is, or the color of their skin - the only thing that matters to Pilchard’s is product quality. Oh, and we don’t work with racists.

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