Ecoleader: UQAM

– December 2017 –

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.