What we do

In 1789, when George Washington was elected President of the United States, commemorative buttons were given out… and BOOM! the promotional products industry was born! Since then, it has grown to a $4 Billion Industry with more than 6000 distributors and 700 suppliers in Canada alone.

With all of these choices, why should you work with us? We’ll tell you…

Daquin has been in business for more than 30 years and, in that time, we have combined our veteran experience with all of the amazing new technology on the market so we can become your professional problem solvers. We love what we do, we’re experts in our industry, we have the people, resources, equipment, skill and ability to find your perfect solutions, and, on top of that, we have amazing relationships with the very best suppliers and manufacturers in Canada and around the globe.

Having a great logo is important, but choosing how to use that logo can be even more important. With nearly one million different products to choose from, selecting the right one for you can seem a bit overwhelming. Daquin is here to help. We know what questions to ask in order to deliver strategic, relevant solutions giving you the best marketing bang for your buck every single time!

  • When it comes to corporate apparel – we’ve got the goods! In addition to Rivers Edge™, Daquin’s exclusive line of Canadian-made clothing, we are preferred distributors for such top-quality brand name suppliers as Roots, PUMA, Trimark, Stormtech, Under Armour, Adidas, Eddie Bauer, Nike and many more.

    Branded clothing has come a really long way, with everything from basic printed t-shirts all the way up to high fashion jackets, golf shirts, workwear, safety and uniform wear, dress shirts, sweaters, pants, fitness apparel… you name it! Embroidery and screen printing are classic, but now you can add laser decoration, sublimation, digital printing, foil stamping, puff printing and more to your list of possibilities.

    To check out a small sample of the selection available, you can click on the links to any of the suppliers listed, or you can check out the whole Canadian wholesale industry here: PRODUCT SEARCH.

    Rivers Edge™ and Fully Custom Apparel

    In 1999, Daquin was having a hard time finding quality, cost effective, export-friendly, Canadian-made apparel… so we did what problem solvers do - we made it ourselves! Daquin launched Rivers Edge™ – our exclusive line with an emphasis on Canadian quality and comfort. Seventeen years later, we are still proud to offer this wide variety of retail inspired fabrics and styles, and an enormous selection of casual clothing for men, women and children.

    Does your company have an unusual corporate colour? We can create t-shirts for you in that exact colour.
    Do you want a unique look for your unique team? We can build it for you, from scratch.
    Do you have a fun corporate mascot you’d like to bring to life? Yup – we can do that too.

    With custom apparel, everything is possible. Set your imagination free and let us help make your dream a reality!

  • We LOVE hats as strategic promotional products and we’re going to tell you why you should too!

    Hats are quite possibly the best and most effective item available in terms of your marketing value and visibility! It is the one and only wearable item that can guarantee that your logo will always be front and centre!

    There also happens to be an amazing assortment of headwear options on the market today. Now you have ball caps, trucker hats, cowboy hats, cuffed toques, beanies, and endless options for any fit, colour, fabric, style, and season.

    If you have a little extra time before your event, you can also consider working directly with our partners overseas for your custom hat order. The options are virtually limitless for colour, shape and all kinds of decoration – and the cost savings are incredible.

    If you want your marketing to HEAD in the right direction, get in touch with us to find out all about the cool, creative things you can do with your caps.

  • Stuff We All Get. Souvenirs, Wearables and Gifts. Stolen While at Gig.

    SWAG is everywhere! Picking the right product is the difference between helpful and horrible – and determines whether you will keep your brand in their hands or end up buried in the bottom of a drawer. The good news is that, when used and executed well, your unique and useful gifts can have a huge marketing impact, keep you top of mind and increase your client base, brand awareness and bottom line!

    Did you know that, according to SAGE Promotional Products Research, 8 out of 10 consumers own between 1-10 promotional products? And Did you know that, of those people…
    • 53% use their promo item at least once a week

    • 60% keep their promo products for up to 2 years?

    • 85% do business with the advertiser whose logo is ON the promo product (compared to 55% of people BEFORE receiving the item!)?

    • 63% of people pass on promotional products that aren’t useful for them to other people?

    • 89% of consumers remember the company from whom they received the item?

    • 91% of consumers have at least one promotional product in their kitchen, 74% have at least one in their workspace and 55% have at least one in their bedroom?!

    Promotional products are also an excellent way to deliver a message and define a corporate image without saying a word. Handing out branded neck pillows to attendees at an international tradeshow shows that you’re caring and helpful; when your client almost gets caught in the rain, but pulls out the branded umbrella you provided, you are subconsciously seen as a savior; when your employee goes home and pours a glass of wine in your branded glassware, the pride of working for a fun and considerate company improves morale and performance.

    In these competitive hi-tech times, it has never been more important or challenging to cut through the noise and get noticed. With our vast array of promotional products, we can help you get your name out there, and give you the stylish, professional and cost-effective edge you’ve been looking for.

    As a member of the PPAC (Canada) and the ASI (US), Daquin offers tens of thousands of ad specialty and novelty items. To look for a specific ad specialty item by description or price range, or just to get an idea of some of the great gadgets out there, just click on the link below and search the massive Promocan database.


  • In spite of our digital world, from a marketing viewpoint, paper is still powerful. Let Daquin work with you to make sure you have EVERYTHING you need to make your promotions pop!

    We believe that when you choose us as your one vendor, we become your partner, controlling your brand integrity across all media and ensuring that you have the right marketing mix to guarantee success.

    When it comes to your print materials, we have what you need, including:

    • Business cards

    • Flyers

    • Door hangers

    • Corporate Christmas cards

    • Pop up banners

    • Tradeshow displays

    • Invitations

    • Catalogues

    • Signs

    • Postcards

    • Corporate stationary

    • …and pretty much anything else you can imagine!

    When you combine our access to all of these items with our incredibly talented team of graphic designers, you are sure to walk away with handouts that stand out!