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

Our customers include museums, gift shops, trading posts, theme parks, catalog retailers, manufacturers, crafts people, museum exhibit suppliers, and collectors.  We have customers in every state of the United States (plus Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and military posts overseas), every province and territory in Canada, and more than 40 countries on every continent, including Antarctica. 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.

We have active import programs underway in 20 countries:  Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Lesotho, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and Vietnam.

We also attend several trade shows per year. See our trade show schedule.

For more products, see our Canadian company at www.chichestercanada.com. Please note that all products on the Canadian website ship from Toronto and many have restrictions on what can be shipped to the United States.

Business Hours

There is usually a staff member around to answer the telephones promptly from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. eastern time during the business week (Monday to Friday).  If we are unable to answer the phones, please leave a message:  we return calls as soon as possible.  Occasionally, the phones will be answered in the evenings and weekends, but no coverage is guaranteed. E-mail is checked frequently during the week and occasionally on the weekend.

Chichester, Inc. is primarily a mail-order business, not a retail store or wholesale warehouse.  Our warehouse is configured for storage and shipping and is not designed for retail shopping. Because of business travel, holidays, meetings, and personal preferences, our offices and/or warehouse may not be open at all times during customary business hours. If you wish to meet with our staff, please call to make an appointment so you will not be disappointed. 

The main administrative and sales office is located in Toronto.  This office is closed during both major Canadian and U.S. holidays.

Canadian Staff Pictures

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 & 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

 

U.S. Staff Pictures

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

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!