Mission Statement

Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to support the success of all stakeholders including our community, to enhance and enrich the quality of life and establish, and commit to "best practices" in every aspect of our business.

Company Timeline


  • Spice Co., Ltd. (HQ) was established in Nagoya, Japan in December 1989.
  • Time Concept, Inc. (US subsidiary) was established in February 2006.
  • Started export business (Apparel, Gifts, Furniture, etc.) in 2006.
  • Started import business (NO3NO4) in 2011.
  • Re-located the office and warehouse to Gardena, California in March 2013.


Incorporated in 2006 and affiliated with Spice Co. Ltd., one of the Japanese leading design and distribution companies in the Japanese Gift Industry, Time Concept, Inc. is engaged in the distribution of a wide array of products including, but not limited to, stationeries, toys and home furnishings. Our warehouse is located in Gardena, California. We distribute our products through our contracted showrooms/outside sales representatives or using our own internal sales representatives. Our retail customers include locally or regionally owned stores to well-known museums, hotel chains and national stores.

In corroboration with our affiliated companies and using internal and external specialists including law firms and accredited third party testing labs, we constantly monitor and evaluate our product procurement processes primarily for product safety and compliance purposes.

Our goal is to fully understand our customers and connect closely with them at the highest level of reliability.


Spice Co., Ltd. (“SPICE”), affiliated with Time Concept, Inc., is a value added design company and distributor focusing on offering products of "Something Unique" primarily to the Japanese market. SPICE was incorporated in Japan in 1989 for the purpose of offering a wide range of products to various types of retailers primarily in the Japanese giftware market. At the heart of SPICE is to create a wholesale environment emphasizing the optimization of discovering a wide range of products in one place. The first success was achieved in mid-to-late 1990 when SPICE expanded its presence in the Patio and Garden industry by carrying a large selection of garden decor and supplies from patio furniture and arbors to even plant seeds that were beautifully packed into originally designed seed packets. The SPICE’s seed packet sets made a great hit at the sale when SPICE provided originally designed shabby chic wooden display racks to its customers that were perfect fit for their store displays. With this success, SPICE has further expanded its business into other industries like furniture and apparel by continuously offering unique product assortment to its various customers.

The present product offering includes toys, stationery, smart phone accessories, kitchen/tableware, books, apparel, home furnishings (ranging from furniture, lightings, antiques to table top items), books, apparel including footwear and accessories, outdoor products. With over 20 years of experience in its industries, SPICE has retained close customer relationships with more than 10,000 customers including mass merchants, specialty stores, national chains, department stores, off-price retailers and Internet retailers.

SPICE continuously focuses on design-led and functional product development at each category of its products to enable its design team to continuously develop compelling new products.

Data Table

Company Name: Time Concept, Inc.
Date of Establishment: February 14, 2006
Location: 1842 West 169th Street
Building B
Gardena, CA 90247
Contact Information: Tel / +1 (310) 808-9366
Fax / +1 (310) 882-6425
Email / info@timeconceptinc.com
Main Businesses: Import, export, and disribution of giftware, stationery, home furnishing, fashion apparel, footware, and accessories.
Parent Company: SPICE CO., LTD. (Nagoya, Japan)