About

We are Wedgie, an independent wooden handicrafts company. We are UK based and have close ties with Sri Lanka where our Wedgies are hand-crafted.

We inject personality and life into all of our products, taking inspiration from the modern, the retro, the cool, the not-so-cool, the famous, the not-so-famous, stereotypes and much more. Our aim is to deliver a high-quality, handmade product with excellent design and something that will ultimately bring a smile to your face.

Wedgie is proud to be part of an incentive scheme based in Sri Lanka aimed at the empowerment of men and women based in rural areas of the country.

Unpainted doorstops are delivered directly to employees’ houses, along with paints, brushes and tools. Once painted and completed, the Wedgies are paid for on collection. This allows people in rural communities the convenience of earning an income whilst going about their daily routines.

Meet The Team

Shironi

Meet Shironi
Shironi has been making, painting and now managing the Wedgie team for 25 years. When Shironi's not overseeing the doorstop operation she takes English classes sponsored and paid for by our Fair Trade supplier.

Mark

Meet Mark
Original Founder and character description wizard. Fondly referred to as the “Silent Partner” and the inspiration behind the phrase “what would mark do?”

Renuka

Meet Renuka
Renuka has been painting doorstops for 10 years. She works from home, painting Wedgies in her garden which allows Renuka to looks after her two sons from home whilst also earning a living for her family.

Somawathee

Meet Somawathee
At 75 years old, Somawathee has been making and painting doorstops for 25 years. Somawathee's favourite Wedgie is the scantily clad Spyros. Very cheeky.

Sian

Meet Sian
Eyes and ears on all things PR and one half of the Netil Market Wedgie-ettes. In her spare time Sian moonlights as a disco choir singer.

Nikula

Meet Niluka
Niluka has been making and painting doorstops for 12 years. Niluka’s favorite Wedgie is Sandra the bride.

Dinesh

Meet Dinesh
Dinesh started his Wedgie career as teenager delivering doorstops to the workshops. At the age of 39, through financial loans and sponsorship by our supplier, Dinesh is now the proud owner of his own woodwork workshop employing a team of staff.

Daisy

Meet Daisy
Daisy keeps the Wedgie enterprise afloat through all things “sales”. When not ringing the bell on her next Wedgie sale, Daisy can be found making her own ceramics and stitching pom poms to her shoes. The other half of the Netil market Wedgie-ettes.

Kanthi

Meet Kanthi
Kanthi has been making and painting doorstops for 12 years. Kanthi’s favorite Wedgie is Ramsey the Chef.

Tem Member

Meet Saumya
Saumya is Nilukas next door neighbour and has been helping Niluka paint Wedgies in their shared garden for the past 15 years. Saumya's favourite Wedgie is Victoria.

Hayley

Meet Hayley
Creative Director who turns ideas into reality through endless excel charts and emails. When not compiling lists, Hayley is a full time mum to Stevie the Dog.

Stevie

Meet Stevie
Resident hound at Wedgie HQ. Originally from Sri Lanka, Stevie has more stamps in her passport than the rest of team Wedgie combined. When not chowing down on a door-stop, Stevie can be found snoozing.

 

The process of creating a Wedgie elevates the standard of living for all involved and each and every Wedgie purchased is therefore making a direct impact on peoples lives.