Ecoleader: Desjardins

Chess Gift Box – March 2018 –

A gift box to help strategize


Desjardins was looking for a gift to give their clients who enjoy a good game of strategy. This gift box includes a game of chess. Each chess piece is unique, handcrafted and painted individually by hand.

The positive impacts of our gift box

Economic spinoffs – One of our most important commitments and values ​​is to design local products. For this project, we worked with the Montreal designers Allstudio. The wood was cut, sanded and engraved in our studio in Montreal. In total, 8 local businesses were involved in the creation process of this project.

Environmental impacts – As we mentioned, the manufacturers are located in Montreal and the production is local. The gift boxes therefore only traveled within the province of Quebec  less than 6 km. This means greenhouse gas emissions were minimized — that’s a win for the environment and the company!

Social benefits – By handing out a locally made product, Desjardins 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.

Desjardins – A role model for our Ecoleaders

Desjardins 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.