Why we create products.

Barter is a design company that explores materials and processes that are available in British Columbia. The products we develop are informed by opportunities created in the process of making. Our product brief to date is things for living with. If you want to work with Barter or want Barter to design products for your company, please connect. 


Products of Necessity, - Locally Made - Sustainably Resourced - Natural Materials - Beautiful Design

The goal being to focus the communities we serve to turn their attention to its natural resources and it’s community of makers.

This mandate is based upon a simple narrative

"We believe that if you build a community around a single object, there is a strong chance that object and community will survive"


Experimenting with materials, technology, audio, methods and design


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