NEAT was founded in 2004 by retail entrepreneur Andrew Livingston in an abandoned dry-cleaning factory on Davenport Road in Toronto. Working with the idea that people who were picking up dry-cleaning would want to buy clothing hangers, Andrew set up shop next to Careful Hand Laundry in a temporary location.
After a fair amount of trial and error, Andrew quickly realized that people wanted well-designed, contemporary homewares from around the world. He therefore set out to build a business around this idea.
NEAT has grown from its humble beginnings to multiple locations serving North York at Bayview Village and downtown Toronto on Queen Street West. All of the company's product offerings can be viewed and purchased at neatspace.ca.