The Wikki Stix Story
In 1989, a bit of serendipity introduced a funny little waxed yarn item, then called Sticky Wikki, to Kem Clark, a marketing consultant in Phoenix. Clark was immediately intrigued by the product, invented by a company in Chicago, and spent a considerable amount of time discussing its potential with the inventor. When it became obvious he was more inventor than marketer, Clark stepped up to buy the patent, and a new category of product was born…waxed yarn.
To Clark, part of the value and intrigue of the product was its versatility…she could see it in the classroom as a teaching tool, and in restaurants as a clean alternative to crayons…and as a fun creative activity toy as well as an Arts & Crafts medium. Renamed Wikki Stix, it was launched in January of 1990.
What We Do
We are a small, friendly and playful company with the wonderful task of producing an amazing product to delight, inspire and entertain children, while bringing peace, quiet and joy to parents and grandparents!
Wikki Stix are totally unique! Made of non-toxic, food-grade wax and hand-knitting yarn. Applications include schools where Wikki Stix are used as a manipulative and teaching tool. As an arts & crafts medium, Wikki Stix are appreciated for the fact that they stick without glue or paste… just light fingertip pressure will adhere them to most smooth surfaces and to each other for 3-D creativity. Used extensively in working with children with Special Needs, for their quiet tactile quality. And sold worldwide to restaurants and airlines as the clean alternative to crayons to keep kids quietly and happily entertained at the table!
Omnicor, Inc (better known as The Wikki Stix Company). Manufacturer of Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables.
Kem Clark, graduate of the University of Wisconsin, MBA work at ASU
11034 N. 23rd Drive #103
Phoenix, AZ 85029