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!
"There's something special about plush that no other gift can express," Brad explains. "Plush has the unique ability to put a smile on someone's face, bring comfort and just lift a mood."
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.
"Consumer tastes are always changing, even in the world of plush," says Nancy. "First & Main's philosophy is to continually monitor market trends and translate them into quality plush products that consumers will cherish for years to come."
It has been a little over two decades since the Holes embarked on their entrepreneurial journey, and Brad and Nancy, along with talented, proficient marketers and a devoted customer service team, are more devoted than ever to building on the success of their wholesale plush company. To them, this means remaining firmly attentive to bringing soft, adorable and affordable plush products to you!