About Nature's ExpressionNature's Expression is a Canadian wholesale supplier specialized in natural gifts and souvenirs including crystals, semi-precious stones, minerals and Himalayan salt products. We have been in business, supporting retailers for over 29 years. Our products support the communities they are made in and come from ethical and sustainable sources.
We provide online and phone support for all customers and strive to meet your needs with flexibility and openness. Your questions or concerns will be handled promptly and with the utmost respect for your needs. We are honoured that you have chosen us to supply you with unique natural gifts and souvenirs.
We supply to retailers such as gift and souvenir stores, metaphysical stores, museums, science and nature establishments, book shops and more, throughout Canada and the US. In addition to our core stone and crystal products, we supply genuine handmade stone jewellery, Himalayan salt products, Tibetan singing bowls, wind chimes, candles, incense and aromatherapy.
À propos de Nature's ExpressionNature’s Expression est une entreprise de gros Canadienne spécialisée dans les cadeaux et souvenirs naturels, incluant les cristaux, les pierres semi-précieuses, les minéraux et les produits de sel Himalayen. Nous supportons les entreprises et commerçants à travers nos opérations depuis 29 ans. Nos produits supportent les communautés d’où ils proviennent et nous achetons les produits faits éthiquement et de manière durable.
Nos clients sont supportés en ligne et par téléphone pour que l’on puisse traiter leurs commandes avec flexibilité et transparence. Vos questions et soucies seront traitées avec respect et promptitude. Nous sommes honorés que vous nous avez choisi pour vous fournir vos cadeaux et souvenirs naturels.
Nous fournissons les détaillants comme les boutiques de cadeaux, de souvenirs, de produits métaphysiques, musées, sciences, de produits naturels, de livres et autres, à travers le Canada et les États-Unis. À part notre gamme clef de produits de cristaux, nous fournissons les bijoux de pierre faits à la main, les produits de sel Himalayen, les bols tibétains, les carillons, les chandelles, l’encens et l’aromathérapie.
OUR STORY from CEO Greg Stump
This story begins in 1985, when I attended an Introduction to Crystals course in Vancouver, BC. It was at this course that I obtained my first quartz crystal. Very quickly I was enamoured and visited Tucson, AZ for my first Rock and Mineral Show. Soon my collection of rock and crystal specimens had grown and I wanted to share them with others.
In 1988, I started Nature's Expression from my apartment in Vancouver. At that time it was just me and my small box of samples, which I would take to various retail stores not far from my home. I was surprised and pleased to see the instant response to the natural beauty of crystals. Soon every cupboard, shelf, and even my oven was filled with crystal specimens. It became clear that I needed more space. Towards the end of 1988, I moved to the back room of a retail store in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver, BC.
For the next seven years, I worked part-time, devoting evenings and weekends to this dream that was very much becoming reality. During this time, I slowly added more products; pendants, scenes on Amethyst, tumbled stones; always keeping in mind the gifts from nature that started it all.
In 1995, it was time to expand again, not only our location but also our staffing needs. We settled in to the Richmond, BC area with a 2500sq ft warehouse and added two more staff members. At this point we were able to fulfill three orders a day, and everything was completed by hand. This was also around the time I created our first catalog with colour supplement.
The years began to fly by. We were busy, not only creating new products but sourcing them from around the world as well. We were also attracting new customers from across the country. In 1999 it was finally time to quit my bureaucratic day job and jump in 110%.
Over the next few years, Nature's Expression grew by leaps and bounds. By 2004, we had run out of space and had added 10 more members to the NE family.
Overall, thousands of items have been added and product lines expanded, so that today, our 10,000 square foot warehouse is home to more than 4,000 products, and serviced by 20 dedicated members of the Nature's Expression family.
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary [in 2013], and I reflect back on all that we have done, I am proud of all that Nature's Expression has accomplished and the relationships we have built with our customers. I can only look forward to what's to come. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world in search of new products, visiting India, China, Brazil, Peru, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines, looking for both quality and affordability. I am still very much hands on when it comes to product development and can often be found in the warehouse, surrounded by our latest shipment of crystal and mineral specimens.
Thanks for choosing us as your retail success partner!
Greg Stump, CEO