Ecoleader: TV5 and Télé-Québec

Gourmet Gift Bag

– May 2018 –

Indulge in local blueberry jam!

Mandate

TV5 and Télé-Québec were looking for a gift to offer the attendants of the Média Francophones Publics event. We developed a custom gourmet gift bag, which includes jam products made in Quebec at La Maison du Bleuet, a bulk bag and a wooden spreading knife.

The positive impacts of our product 

Economic impacts – One of our greatest commitments and values here at Kotmo ​​is to design and create products locally. The bulk bags included in this gift were made by hand by a family-owned company in the Eastern Townships. The silk-screen printing was done in a specialized studio, and the wooden spoons were made of reclaimed maple and walnut. They were cut using our laser machine, and sanded individually by hand. Production was entirely done in Quebec. This means 6 local businesses were involved in the creation process for this unique product.

Environmental impacts –As we mentioned, the manufacturers are located in Montreal and the production is local. Therefore the products only traveled within the province – meaning less than 6 km. This means greenhouse gas impacts were limited throughout the production process — that’s a win for the company, and the environment!

Social impacts –By handing out a locally made product, TV5 and Télé-Québec are putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Canadian designers. The companies are therefore positioning themselves to promote local talent.

TV5 and Télé-Québec – Model Ecoleaders

TV5 and Télé-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.