Entries by Celine

TV5 and Télé-Québec – By Locals, For Locals

Version française disponible ici.   Last month, we had the pleasure of working with broadcasting networks TV5 and Télé-Québec. As media platforms present across the globe, they are among the greatest actors in highlighting Quebec culture and putting our local province on the map. We are always seeking to invest in and work with local Quebecois, […]

Small, But Powerful: Choosing Local Businesses

Version française disponible ici.   Take a stroll down your favourite trendy boulevard in your city and you’ll see local businesses scattered all around. Hardworking locals pouring their whole selves – and often their whole bank accounts – into a business they’ve built and launched on their own. As admirable as small businesses are, they often […]

Why Go Local? ft. Celine & Miguel

Version française disponible ici.   As we explore the power of everything local this month, Kotmo’s Founder, Celine, and Miguel, Kotmo’s Sustainability Manager, sat down and shared their thoughts on the importance of localized business.    Why is it important for your business to support local entrepreneurs? Celine Juppeau: From the beginning, we chose to support local […]

Small, But Powerful: Choosing Local Businesses

Take a stroll down your favourite trendy boulevard in your city and you’ll see local businesses scattered all around. Hardworking locals pouring their whole selves – and often their whole bank accounts – into a business they’ve built and launched on their own. As admirable as small businesses are, they often don’t get the priority […]

How Design Can Serve Your Company

This article was translated from its original French version. Studies in design have concluded that the world of business generally underestimates and underesteems design. Too often perceived and understood only in its aesthetic capacity, design can do so much more. It can and should be used in all steps – from brainstorming to prototyping – […]

Interview ‘On The Rocks’ with Lithologie!

  Earlier this month, we sat down with Lithologie, one of our main suppliers. This entrepreneurial pair – Kim, a daring designer, and Stéphane, a geologist – are passionate about the stones of Quebec’s natural landscape. Together, they run a company that produces classy, elegant whiskey rocks. A big thank you to Kim for taking […]

Lauriers: Leveraging the Power of Design

Over the course of the last year, our founder Celine along with our excellent intern Marine worked long hours to develop a completely new, unique trophy. As a company highly focused on design, trophies are no stranger to us. Trophies are a designer’s playground – there is an ocean of opportunity in that one object […]

Choosing a Promotional Product that Serves You

Promotional products shouldn’t be unoriginal, cookie cutter objects collecting dust on office top shelves. They’re a financial investment, and as such, should serve you. Here are a few ways you can be intentional about choosing a promotional product that will help you reach your goals, from branding to sustainability.   Define the Stakes First, consider […]

Sustainability & Business (Part II): The case for private-sector sustainability leadership

In Part II of Sustainability & Business (series written by Miguel Santos, our sustainability rockstar) our discussion continues by looking into the potential of private-sector-led international sustainability implementation. Part II will discuss: the financial realities shaping stakeholder engagement; the economic factors supporting enhanced private-sector sustainability leadership; and, the role of consumers in supporting enhanced private-sector […]

Sustainability & Business (Part I): What is it and where are we now?

This is the first of three short articles writing by our Sustainability Expert, Miguel Santos, breaking down what sustainable business is and how it is positioned to effectively lead multi-sector efforts towards enhanced global sustainability performance. In Part I, the concepts of sustainability, global interconnectivity, and private-sector sustainability potential will be introduced.   What is […]