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Did you know… we did the website! International Year of Co-operatives

official website of the ica for the united nations international year of cooperatives


You’ve probably already seen it (its already been up half a year!), but did you know that wave designed and managed this prestigious site?

Working with the Nicola Kelly and the team at ICA Geneva, the site celebrates the United Nations International Year of the Co-operative (IYC) by establishing a contemporary online presence, ready to reach massive new audiences with the co-op message.

Working with GreenNet developers, we planned, designed and built the site using the Drupal open-source content management system. It delivers all the functionality expected on a site which needs to present clear messages and integrate across a network of social mediums. Collaboration has given the site real substance, firstly, hosting the News Hub content which for the first time syndicated international co-operative news. Secondly, everyday of the International Year brings a full case study of a co-operative from in Italy.

This month saw the first edition of the new redesigned multilingual eDigest newsletter enabling ICA to easily use the site to both compose and send to their massive contacts database. The site has attracted on average over twelve thousand unique visitors a month from every part of the world, using every level of technology and connection speed.



Co-operate – download a better world with new mobile app

icon for co-operative app

Everyone supportive of co-operative and ethical business is being urged to download ‘Co-operate’, the UK’s first mobile app to make it easy to find a co-operative for all your needs.

With online stores and over 11,000 co-operative outlets, you can move your money to a better business wherever you are in the UK.

You can download the app on Android, iPhone and iPad from


Branding and identity workshop

We’re really excited to be working with ITAD to create their new brand identity and website. To get  the project off to a flying start we ran a branding and identity workshop at their Brighton offices to help both them and us get a better understanding of the project scope and goals.

The workshop was great fun to run, involving lots of cutting and sticking and lively discussion. Everyone was fully engaged and excited about the project and we were really impressed with the level of participation. Lots of interesting points were raised and we hope it enabled everyone involved to take ownership of the project from the start.


New look for Co-operative Futures

Co-operative Futures new homepage

A new brand and website for consultancy Co-operative Futures.

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wave's Co-operatives Fortnight networking lunch

wave's Co-operatives Fortnight networking lunch

Co-operatives Fortnight (19 June – 3 July) is a national campaign calling for people to do things differently. The initiative is being organised by Co-operatives UK and wave are being used as a case study.

We launched the fortnight locally by hosting a networking lunch at our offices in the Creative Media Centre in Hastings on 18 June, where we shared the secrets of our co-operative success with other creative businesses. Also celebrating the fortnight are two other Hastings co-operators; Trinity Wholefood and the Woodcraft folk. We are all getting together to deliver co-operative play sessions in three local primary schools (All Saints, Hastings, St Thomas’s, Winchelsea and St Peters and St Paul, Bexhill) over the next 14 days, so fingers crossed!


Greener Together launched

greener togetherThe Greener Together website designed by wave and developed by co-op web is launched! Commissioned by Co-operatives UK, as part of the Defra funded Greener Living project, the challenge is to get 50 committed co-operatives or community-owned enterprises across the UK to work with their members and customers – more than 3,600 people – to pledge to reduce their CO2 emissions by 10-20% in key areas within the next 6 months.

wave is already signed up as a participating organisation and David, our nominated eco-operator. This is a cause close to wave‘s heart and we are really proud of our design work for the site, and also to act as a local champion for co-operative members in the South East.It’s the small steps that matter, and we are working hard to make them count.

Registering is very simple, so go on and make a pledge. If you need any help David is on hand, just email: