Wedgies are hand-painted wooden door stops inspired by the likenesses of well-known musicians, artists and other pop culture icons. Making them even more attractive is the fact that the door stops are made and hand-painted by men and women in Sri Lanka’s rural areas as part of an ethical incentive plan.
Wedgie Door Stops
Looking like little versions of artists Grayson Perry, David Hockney, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Keith Haring, the fun and functional door stops are painted with an extremely durable paint to prevent scratching.
The UK-based family business behind Wedgie says their aim is to deliver a high-quality, handmade product with excellent design and something that will ultimately bring a smile to your face. And these adorable and functional door stops do just that – as well as helping to empower men and women in the rural communities of Sri Lanka who are part of the manufacturing process.
Working with local handicraft suppliers, Wedgie delivers the unpainted doorstops directly to employees’ houses, along with paints, brushes and tools.
Once painted and completed, the Wedgies are paid for on collection, allowing people in rural communities the convenience of earning an income whilst going about their daily routines.
Each Wedgie door stop is hand stamped with a Wedgie logo and comes with a character description sticker attached to the back.
Composition & Sizing
Each Wedgie is hand-painted and handcrafted out of quality Alstonia wood. The paint used is a durable matte paint and is incredibly scratch resistant – these Wedgies are made to last.
Please note: The hand painted nature of these pieces means that some slight variation in colour, design and form is to be expected. Size: (L) 21.5cm x (W) 4cm x (H) 3.5cm
In the space of 2-3 years, Wedgie has enjoyed an organic but fast growth. Still maintaining a small team, and still staunchly independent. At the start of 2018 Wedgie opened up a new dispatch centre in Manchester, where the latest employees to the team are Sue & Mike; otherwise known as Mark’s Mum & Dad. Sue and Mike are the heartbeat of Wedgie, dealing with all online orders & customer queries, and a better customer service you will fail to receive.
Wedgie are proud to be a part of the creative ethical shopping movement, a passionate team, all enjoying being a part of this door-stop adventure.