First & Main
After eight years of operating their sales representative agency in Chicago, Brad and Nancy Holes began to design and import their own stuffed animals; their company was formed in 1994. They had learned as reps that stuffed animals have ageless appeal and contribute greatly to the profits of various kinds of retailers … if they are soft, adorable, and affordable! The company started out with just a few product styles – mostly wholesale plush teddy bears, but with each year the business grew beyond their own expectations. The Holes rapidly earned an industry reputation of producing imaginatively designed stuffed animals at competitive prices – a niche they embraced and honed over the years.