Ecoleader: Flo

Reusable Tote Bag
– February 2018 –

A Unique Alternative to the Plastic Bag

Mandate

Flo was looking for a cotton tote bag to promote the use of reusable bags over plastic bags. 

The positive impacts of our bags

Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values ​​is to design local products. For this project, we worked with the designers of Dans le Sac, who are located in the Eastern Townships of Montreal, and specialized textile and printing businesses nearby. This means that 4 local businesses were involved in the creation of this product.

Environmental impacts – As we mentioned, our suppliers are located just outside of Montreal, making all production local. The bags only traveled in the province of Quebec  meaning less than 65 miles. Very little greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the company!

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

Flo – A role model for our Ecoleaders

Flo 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.