Our story

 

Kotmo was founded in 2014 with the intention of transforming the promotional items industry. Kotmo designs, produces and markets promotional products for companies concerned about their environmental and social impacts.

Since 2016, with its B Corp certification, Kotmo has become a Canadian leader for responsible promotional items. The majority of our products are made in Quebec by local designers and manufacturers, and meet high environmental requirements in order to have positive impacts now and for future generations.

Our values

Excellence

Talented and creative designers working to build your brand image and achieve remarkable results.

Commitment

A manufacturer that cares about its clients and the environment.

Innovation

The determination to push the envelope and be inspired by design, with the aim of revolutionizing companies and markets.

Empathy

We’re serious about our responsibility to listen to our partners – manufacturers and clients alike – and that’s why we work hard to provide flawless customer service.

Since 2016, Kotmo has been Quebec’s only B Corp-certified designer of promotional items. Each year since 2017, we have been recognized by B Lab for our social impact through the “Best for the World Community” honour. This certification is a pledge to our clients and partners that we will always choose responsible single sourcing.

Our goals based on the 17 UN goals

 

For kotmo, sustainable development integrates 4 major aspects - economic, social, ethical and environmental. Our 2020-2022 sustainable Development Plan brings together our sustainable sourcing policy and supplier code of conduct and incorporates 5 priorities linked to 3 UN objectives on which we are committed to pursue our vision.

Goal 8 : Decent work and economic growth

We want to be an actor in access to decent work for all, including people from minority groups. We are committed to working with SMB and social reintegration companies in order to stimulate their growth and development.

Goal 10 : Reduced inegalities

Our donations are made voluntary, we want to be an integral part of the local community and give the surplus production to non-profit organizations that need it. In our opinion, this is a good way to contribute.

Goal 12 : Responsible consumption and production

We want to play an important role in reducing the environmental impact of production by working as locally as possible and by using more environmentally friendly materials. We are working to reduce the impacts on the entire life cycle of our objects. We want to be an example in terms of responsible consumption by offering thought-out objects to generate as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

Priorities

  1. Reduction of our GHG emissions
  2. Set up a residual materials management program from production and use
  3. Support sustainable mobility
  4. Addressing the issue of surpluses production
  5. Maximize the use of eco-responsible raw materials and be a vector for the development of eco-responsible raw materials and in eco-design.

The team

An architect and interior designer with a lifelong passion for design, Céline loves turning ideas into viable business opportunities.

Céline Juppeau

Founder - Lead Sustainable Mission

An interior designer by training, Cindy likes developing new ideas that put Quebec design on the map.

Cindy Couture

Partner - Lead Sustainable Innovation

An expert in management with a passion for transition and client satisfaction, Aixa is determined to make the planning and marketing of each project the best it can be. She works to ensure each project’s viability and success, while maintaining high environmental standards.

Aixa Munoz

Account Manager - Lead Sustainable Account

Event project manager and trained sommelier, Sébastien is passionate about customer relations, strategy and ambitious projects, all while promoting eco-responsible commitment.

Sébastien Godin

Account Manager - Lead Sustainable Account

Industrial designer by training, Rémi seeks to tell stories through the objects he designs. A human and sustainable approach are at the heart of its values.

Rémi Sénéchal

Industrial Designer - Lead Sustainable Design

Alexandre is fascinated by the human-environment relationship. He strives to integrate design, psychology and sustainability.

Alexandre Tjamag

Graphic Designer - Lead Sustainable Image

Industrial designer by training, Samuel questions his role and the impact of his decisions on a daily basis. In a generalist, human approach and guided by a sustainable development perspective, he aims to combine local know-how and sensitivity in his interventions.

Samuel Gagnon

Coordonnateur - Lead Substainable Production

Driven by a passion for sustainable products, Adèle enjoys using her creativity and her organization skills to help people.

Adèle Fairfield

Project Coordinator - Lead Sustainable Design

With her background in graphic design, Karina appreciates local design and brings her creative side to the execution and quality control of client projects.

Karina Lepage

Coordonnatrice - Lead Sustainable Office

Creative by nature, Marie-Pier enjoys exploring different facets of communications and marketing projects while promoting the sustainable practices.

Marie-Pier Primeau

Responsable - Lead Sustainable Marketing

Our process

Brainstorm

We develop your project idea with you. We look for the best suppliers in Quebec and the most sustainable materials that meet your needs.

develop my idea

Production and materials 

All products are created in Quebec. We ensure that the companies we work with share our values. We collaborate with designers with a background in entrepreneurship, women-owned companies and social reintegration organizations, all based in Quebec. We use certified, recycled, recyclable and non-toxic materials, and always work with our partners and suppliers to assess each material’s environmental impact.

Become an ecoleader

Fast zero-emissions bicycle delivery in the Montreal area. Shipping of products within the province, reducing your environmental footprint. Environment-friendly packaging. Your positive impact is measured and detailed in a post-project report. Your image is featured in our videos, which introduce the people behind the product.

Become an Ecoleader

Tell us about your project

Everyone’s ideas are part of the creative process! Come visit us at the office and we’ll be delighted to work with you to find the right concept to make your brand shine.

Want to join the team?

We’re a team of young creatives bursting with ideas!

We hire ambitious people who are passionate about entrepreneurship, design and sustainability. We want to revolutionize specialty advertising and help companies source their promotional items responsibly. Are you full of ideas and think you’d be a good fit? Apply for one of our openings or submit a spontaneous application.

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