Design Bank offers workshops in design, upcycling, reconditioning of furniture and basic household DIY. We aim to provide fun, funky furniture for all budgets. So, if you have experienced homelessness, are long-term unemployed or a vulneabrle woman you can utilise our alternate currency program: Design Bank uses the principles of regular banking, but with a twist: upcycled items of furniture and the time people put to the project are the currency. When people sign up for workshops they learn the art of upcycling and build credits towards their time-bank account. Time credits or cash can then be used to off-set the price of items from the project.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.