Ecoleader: Arctic Gardens

Custom book-holder
january 2017-

A stylish and local design for your books and tablet!


Bicom Communications wanted to create our book-holder for Arctic Gardens.

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 design studio Machine Design Appliqué. The designers have designed and manufactured the book-holder. The wood is from a local manufacturer and the screen-printing is done directly at the designers studio. That means 4 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 15 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, Arctic Gardens is putting the spotlight on local products and showing off the creativity of Canadian designers. Arctic Gardens is therefore positioning itself to promote local talent.

Arctic Gardens – A role model for our Ecoleaders

Arctic Gardens 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.