Écoleader: FIQP

Cotton eye mask
– April 2019 –

A comfortable and fancy eye mask !


The FIQP was looking for a product to give to there members during Health Month. Aware of sustainability issues, the team loved our eye mask, entirely made from recycled fabrics.

The positive impacts of our eye mask

Economic impacts – One of our greatest commitments and values here at Kotmo is to design and create products locally. The eye masks are cut, sewn and assembled by a Quebec business owned by women. The labels were printed in Montreal. Then, a social reinsertion company assembled the cardboards, in Montreal as well. This means 3 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 2 miles. This means greenhouse gas impacts were limited throughout the product

Social impacts –By handing out a locally made product, The FIQP 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.

FIQP – A model for the Ecoleaders

FIQP 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.