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wanna swap?

WaveMART is offering the option to trade non-monetary goods and services for select items listed in our shop. Swap that ancient relic you found for a pagan pigskin calendar, or offer a half-day’s upholstering for naming rights to a character in a play. Wild, right?

How does it work?

If our artist is interested in a non-monetary trade for their goods and services, there will be a button visible on their product page that says TRADE! You will then be able to email our Next Wave Shop Co-Ordinator with your offers or suggestions for a trade. In your email, state your intention to trade, which artist or piece you are interested in, and what you would like to offer. You can also email us directly through 

Serious and realistic offers only will be forwarded directly to the artist, and from there you can continue your conversation. As Next Wave takes no commission on WaveMART sales, we won’t maintain oversight of the transaction - you and the artist can negotiate whatever you please!

Please note that our expectation is that prices advertised are a minimum. The intention of this trading function is to find an item or service of equal value or higher, not to barter downwards.

Why are we doing this?

Our capitalist economic system has been under pressure for some time now, and it’s taken the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic to undeniably expose the flaws inherent in the system.

What does an alternative economy look like? How else can we think about value? Are we stuck with commodity culture, or is there another future on the horizon that will serve us just as well - or perhaps even better? Our trading option invites you to explore these questions together with us and our artists.

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