Ecoleader: BOMA Québec

Reusable bag for a greener planet!
-april 2017-

A handmade reusable bag for a greener planet!

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Boma-Quebec team was looking for a reusable bag for snacks to replace the common « ziplock ». The goal was to distribute those bags to BOMA BEST certified buildings on Earth Day. They wanted to highlight their commitment and contribution to preserving our planet.

The positive impacts of locally-made product

Economic spinoffs – We’re committed to locally sourcing our products: it’s one of our most important values. For this project, we worked with Montreal designers La Fabrik Eco. The fabric comes from the USA and Canada and is certified food grade. The zippers come from Canada. The bags are assembled and sewn by Confection Cactus workshop in Montreal and by a seamstress in Drummondville. The bag is hand-printed by Atelier BangBang. That means 5 local businesses were involved in the creation process for this unique product.

Environmental impacts – Like we said, manufacturing and production were local, meaning products were only transported in Quebec. The products travelled less than 70 miles! So not much greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the company!

Social benefits – By handing out a locally made gift, Boma-Québec is putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Canadian designers. Boma-Québec is therefore positioning itself to promote local talent.

BOMA Québec – A role model for our Ecoleaders

Boma Québec can see the impact it makes by choosing a local supplier: it encourages local creativity, minimizes environmental impacts and supports jobs in the country. This strategy is in line with its mission and overall vision.