In the beginning…
In 1988 we began importing fine hand-painted ceramic cats from an English artisan. We learned a lot in those early days. Primarily we learned that ceramic items are fragile! We also learned a heck of a lot about importing. After two plus years of cats we decided to develop a line of cutout postcards. We had also discovered the idea of cutout postcards while traveling in Europe in 1988. We developed Canada Cutout Post Cards which became a very successful product line. We went door to door in Vancouver, Victoria and throughout western Canada building a loyal customer base of souvenir gift shops. Our crazily successful Bendy Pens soon followed. When we were lucky enough to supply the Clinton / Yeltsin Summit in 1993 with our little Mountie Bendy Pens we found ourselves in the gift/souvenir business big time.
Reaching all across Canada…
From these humble beginning we have gone onto create many successful lines of souvenirs and gifts. We have always strived to deliver fun and particularly unique Canadian souvenirs and gifts to our customers. We love to travel and we recognize that there is always something that we want to bring home as a memento of our travels. We believe that our whimsical souvenirs from the ubiquitous Sleepy-Head Pillows to die cast souvenir vehicles reflect our company’s individuality. We know that our products have brought many smiles to many faces in many places. Fill-a-Niche Trading has always delivered quality products and is committed to providing customers with original, affordable souvenir items.
Today, Fill-a-Niche Trading is a leader in souvenir and gift ware trends and is a large supplier to hundreds of shops across Canada. We’ve been expanding since our inception and now sell to shops from Port Hardy in BC in the west to Cornerbrook, Newfoundland in the East and to Nunavut in the North. Our dedication to fresh ideas and attention to detail has been rewarded with rapid growth. Fill-a-Niche Trading acknowledges Canada’s variety and we offer an extensive range of products to suit our Canadian clients. Please contact us for more information.
Fill-a-Niche Trading has always delivered quality products and is committed to providing customers with original, affordable souvenir items.