Natural Exotics

International Merchants of Exotic Natural Products since 1992


This website only processes orders within the USA. Please contact us if you would like to ship outside of the USA.

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Natural Exotics is an online store of Chichester Inc. You are welcome to visit our warehouse Monday to Friday from 10AM to 4PM at 2045 Niagara Falls Blvd., Unit 9 Niagara Falls, New York 14304-1675 United States.

About The President

Paul Crosby has worked in a variety of settings since starting work in 1976. His first job was making ceramics in his mother's business. This was followed by one month (and four hours) working in the stock room of a factory making electric motors. The next gig lasted seven years at a small academic computing network in Illinois. After that, he spent a year in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (where start times, lunch, breaks, and quitting times had to be scheduled in five-minute increments). The next seven years were spent with a consulting firm on Bay Street preparing and selling economic analysis and data. After butting heads with management at this firm, he worked with a partner in New York City selling consulting services for firms entering the Vietnamese market as the U.S. embargo was being lifted. A sideline of selling Native American arts and crafts which funded the phone calls and travel for the Vietnamese gig turned into a full-time job six months later. The last 19 years have been spent building and running one of the smallest multi-nationals on the planet with eight employees in Toronto and three in Niagara Falls, New York.

About The 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.

Michelle Spencer
Vice President
Toronto Headquarters

Mike Gareri
Director, Sales and Marketing
Toronto Headquarters

Elizabeth Betsch
Product Development
Toronto Headquarters

Tracey Li
Product Manager & Webmaster
Toronto Headquarters

Jenny Cho
Director, International Purchasing
& Logistics
Toronto Headquarters

Kristen Dela Cruz
Catalog & Website Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

Alexandra Teslenok
Accounting Assistant
Toronto Headquarters

Amy Chase
USA Distribution Center

Wendy Jones
Sales Representative
USA Distribution Center

Mike Sansano
Product Photographer
USA Distribution Center


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.

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