In the City: Barter BC

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We connected with local design house Barter BC last week at their holiday gift fair. We love their designs, and the collection of curated goods they’ve put together for this pop-up! Take a look below:

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We’re launching a new feature on our blog where we connect with local artisans and shops, hoping to introduce you to new brands to discover! We’re aiming to create a sense of community within the Vancouver design scene. If you know of an artisan or shop you think should be featured, shoot an email to marketing@rentfluff.com.

Barter is a brand we noticed at IDSWest 2015. They’re known for naturally finished pieces like terracotta bowls and wooden stools. The quality of these pieces is unbelievable, and we love the minimal style – perfect for any west coast interior. The other side of their business is hosting quarterly pop-up markets with a collection of Vancouver’s best artisans. The current market is on until December 24th. See more details here.

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Here’s a look at the market! As you can see, it’s filled with beautiful hand-crafted pieces.

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OGA Designs, one of four wood workers in the Yew Woodshop, created these squared hemlock blocks for the market. We’d love to use one as a side table or with glass as a coffee table.

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These ceramic skulls were created by David M. Robinson.

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This is Sarah Delaney. She’s an artist and interior designer. We’ve seen her around the Fluff warehouse a couple of times, and it was great to catch up at the holiday fair! Check out her work here.

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Harlow is a great skincare company that doesn’t use any additives or preservatives. We’re addicted to the body butter, it leaves your skin so smooth.

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This is Pat Christie, one-half of Barter BC, founder of the Daly Company (another member of Yew Woodshop), and moderator of Space, a rent-able location from This Open Space, which you’ve surely seen hosting pop-ups all over Vancouver. Here’s what Pat had to say about Barter BC:

“Barter is more than just a product company. We have our products here because they are able to send the message of what we’re trying to do, which is to get more BC goods in the marketplace. We put on events like this because we know that some of these makers potentially will be makers for Barter in the future. By giving them a platform we can help them grow, help them make sales, and through that they can develop their own process. Hopefully we can link up in the future and do more with the channels we’ve opened up.

We’re kind of the front-runners with our facilities because we’re able to create the volumes we need. We’re really trying to sell products that are in between one-offs and lower price points. Because we create volumes of our products, they’re more approachable. For example, when we make bowls, we don’t make one or two, we’re making two or three hundred.

The beauty about our wood is you can beat it up as much as you want, and we can just pull it back, re-sand it, and give it a new life.”

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We love this company. We feel our values our paralleled and can’t wait to see the future of the company. Check out their holiday gift fair on until December 24th.

Jordan Feature // Jordan – Marketing & Media, Bandit Pillows

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