To order call    1.800.206.6544 (US / Canada)   +1.416.232.0376 (International).

About Us

Introduction

Chichester was started in 1992 by Paul Crosby as a part-time hobby business exporting Native American arts and crafts from Canada to the United States.  Throughout the years, we have grown into an importer, exporter, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer with offices in both Canada and the United States.  Our primary market is the United States, where we distribute an array of products from our warehouse in Niagara Falls, New York.  Our main product lines include the following items: 

Rabbit Skins, Furs, Hides, Skins, and Antlers

Craft Supplies, Beads, Buttons, Shells, and Driftwood

Leather Bags, Fur Hats, and Fur Accessories

Cow Skins, Sheep Skin Rugs, and Fur Rugs and Pillows

Trading Post Goods

Native American Arts and Crafts

Dinosaur Products

Gallery Quality Art

African Arts and Crafts

Curiosities and Exotica

Some of our customers include museums, gift shops, trading posts, theme parks, catalog retailers, manufacturers, crafts people, museum exhibit suppliers, interior designers, movie set decorators, costume designers, and collectors. We have engaged in drop shipments around the world, for example, we have shipped from Morocco to Slovaki, Finland to China, Spain to Brazil and Mexico, South Africa to Canada, and Canada to China, etc. We ship everything from a small box with a single item to 40-foot ocean containers.

Also read about How Chichester Serves the Movie Business around the World.

Where We Have Done Business Around the World

Chichester regularly imports from more than 30 countries and exports to about 40 in a typical year.  The following list shows all places that we have done business over the years.  Chichester staff visit 15 to 20 countries every year to source our products.  In a typical year, Paul Crosby will do business on four or five continents with a busy year including North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  As of September 2017, Paul has crossed the Atlantic 120 times.  We see suppliers and customers in person.  We know the world!

In the list below, an asterisk (*) indicates on one or more personal visits to the country or region.

  • Andorra*
  • Antarctica
  • The Arctic*
  • Argentina*
  • Aruba*
  • Australia*
  • Austria*
  • The Bahamas*
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium*
  • Brazil*
  • British Virgin Islands*
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada*
    • Alberta*
    • British Colombia*
    • New Brunswick*
    • Nova Scotia*
    • Manitoba*
    • Ontario*
    • Prince Edward Island*
    • Quebec*
    • Saskatchewan*
    • Newfoundland and Labrador*
    • Northwest Territories*
    • Nunavut
    • Yukon*
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China*
  • Colombia*
  • Croatia*
  • Czech Republic*
  • Denmark*
  • Dominican Republic*
  • Ecuador*
  • England*
  • Egypt*
  • Estonia
  • Finland*
  • France*
  • French Guiana*
  • Germany*
  • Gibraltar*
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala*
  • Haiti*
  • Hong Kong*
  • Hungary*
  • Iceland*
  • India
  • Ireland*
  • Israel
  • Italy*
  • Japan*
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho*
  • Liechtenstein*
  • Luxemburg*
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Martinique*
  • Mexico*
  • Macao*
  • Monaco*
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco*
  • Namibia*
  • The Netherlands*
  • New Zealand*
  • Norway*
  • Pakistan
  • Peru*
  • The Philippines
  • Poland*
  • Portugal*
  • Romania*
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland*
  • Serbia*
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia*
  • South Korea*
  • Spain*
  • Sweden*
  • Switzerland*
  • South Africa*
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand*
  • Turkey*
  • Ukraine*
  • United Arab Emirates*
  • Dubai*
  • United States*
    • Alabama
    • Alaska*
    • Arizona*
    • Arkansas*
    • California*
    • Colorado*
    • Connecticut*
    • Delaware*
    • Florida*
    • Georgia*
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois*
    • Indiana*
    • Iowa*
    • Kansas*
    • Kentucky*
  • United States* continued
    • Louisiana
    • Maine*
    • Maryland*
    • Massachusetts*
    • Michigan*
    • Minnesota*
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri*
    • Montana*
    • Nebraska*
    • Nevada*
    • New Hampshire*
    • New Jersey*
    • New Mexico*
    • New York*
    • North Carolina*
    • North Dakota*
    • Ohio*
    • Oklahoma*
    • Pennsylvania*
    • Rhode Island*
    • South Carolina*
    • South Dakota*
    • Tennessee*
    • Texas*
    • Utah*
    • Vermont*
    • Virginia*
    • Wisconsin*
    • Wyoming*
    • District of Columbia*
    • Guam
    • Puerto Rico*
    • U.S. Virgin Islands*  
  • Uruguay*
  • Vietnam*
  • Wales*

U.S. Staff

It's nice to be able to put a face to the name.  The pictures below include some of the people who you are likely to deal with at Chichester.

Amy Chase
Manager
USA Distribution Center

Wendy Jones
Sales Representative
USA Distribution Center

Mike Sansano
Product Photographer
USA Distribution Center

Lisa Waldeck
Warehouse Assistant
USA Distribution Center

Sheila Malicki
Fur Grader
USA Distribution Center

 

Canadian Staff

It's nice to be able to put a face to the name.  The pictures below include some of the people who you are likely to deal with at Chichester.

Paul Crosby
President
Toronto Headquarters

Michelle Spencer
Vice President
Toronto Headquarters

Mike Gareri
Director, Sales & Marketing
Toronto Headquarters

Elizabeth Betsch
Product Development
Toronto Headquarters

Tracey Li
Webmaster and Product Manager
Toronto Headquarters

Jenny Cho
Director, International Purchasing and Logistics
Toronto Headquarters

Kristen Erica Dela Cruz
Catalog and Website Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

Alexandra Teslenok
Accounting Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

Riya Raaj
E-Commerce Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

Cristina Coada
E-Commerce Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

   

Corporate Structure

Chichester, Inc., is a privately held New York corporation.

Thank you!

Thank you for checking us out.  We hope we will be able to serve you!