Sustainability and Woodworking with Dennis Marechal

Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Dennis Marechal. Dennis starts off with a bit of background and what got him into woodwork. Then Dennis continues to explain a bit about what new materials he has been experimenting with. Dennis and Ian both discuss the importance of a story behind your product and how that affects how consumers will perceive it. Dennis then explains how he has found his passion within a community of wood enthusiasts and explains that while his business is not scalable into mass production, he is more comfortable at the level he currently is. In the outro Dennis invites people to check him out and at the same time talks a bit more about the combination of studying and running a side hustle.



  • 0:00 – Guest Intro 
  • 2:39 – Experiments
  • 3:47 – Story 
  • 10:29 – Community
  • 12:44 – Subscribe!
  • 13:09 – Guest Outro


About Dennis Marechal:

Dennis is a young entrepreneur from Belgium with a passion for sustainability, woodworking and stationery equipment. At the moment, he is studying in Sweden for a Bachelor in International Business Management. He runs a side business named Wooden Gifts and More, where he creates unique pens and business gifts out of sustainable wood.

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** To celebrate Dennis’ first podcast visit, all listeners of the podcast will get a 15% discount on their complete order with the code “IAN15”. **

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