Ecoleader: Desjardins

Gift Box for the Weekend – March 2018 –

A gift box perfect for a weekend getaway


Desjardins was looking for a gift to give their clients perfect for all their weekend adventures. This gift box includes a duffel bag designed by a Montreal designer, made locally in Quebec.

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 designer Genre Denis. The design and fabrication of the bag was done here in Montreal, using high quality materials. 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.