A Custom-made Apron !
UQAM was looking for a unique gift to give their employees of 25 years.
The positive impacts of our aprons
Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values is to design local products. For this project, we worked with the Montreal entrepreneurs Dans le Sac. All production was done in a textile studio in the Eastern Townships of Montreal. That means 4 local businesses were involved in the creation process for this product.
Environmental impacts – As previously mentioned, the manufacturers are located in Quebec and the production is local. Therefore the aprons only traveled within the province – less than 20km. This means very little greenhouse gas was produced overall — that’s a win for the university!
Social benefits – By handing out a locally made product, UQAM 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.
UQAM – A role model for our Ecoleaders
UQAM 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.