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FLORA GUPPY INC  

We are a Canadian based company that started in 2013 and specialize in innovative solutions in the floral industry (both fresh and silk flowers). We have developed a novel innovative technology that is all encompassing, flexible, and cost-effective. The florists will find the FloraGUPPY to be a more efficient starting point to design your floral arrangement. Other alternative methods of floral arrangement, such as foam, chicken wire, and taping are of the past as the FloraGUPPY not only reduces the cost of floral arranging but reduces the time it takes to create your floral masterpiece!

2020

Patent Status: Patent Pending

2016

Patent Documents Filed by FloraGUPPY Inc. for a ‘Flower-Holder’

2016

Incorporated Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

Phone

Mobile: +61 3 9987 5654
Fax: +61 5 7655 7888

Email

hello@ndasports.com

About James Wong the inventor... a serendipitous happening!

james flora guppy

Prior to the Start of FloraGUPPY, James had a 20 year financial career in various banking positions from ‘teller’ up to ‘financial advisor’. His educational background is a Business Degree from the University of Alberta. Surprisingly, he has had NO formal training in floristry.

The only experience with flowers was buying the occasional bunch at the grocery store. Even then- they had to be on sale. He thought Flowers were a perishable item that never seemed to live very long 4-5 days. Second, medically diagnosed with OCD - it was not easy to displayed them in a way he was satisfied with.

Site developed by: Jenukshan Colombas

The “Shark Tank"... Oprah's 'ah-ha' moment

The GUPPY device was a serendipitous/accidental , happening in 2013 when one morning he was doing a ‘water change’ to some carnations. Water changes were always a dread because it meant losing the design. In the midst of the water change he looked over and saw his dog Coco, playing with a rubber ball destroyed beyond recognition. James picked it up and threaded the flower stems through it the top and bottom of the ball. To his amazement, ‘it worked’- when ‘nothing else’ (glass marbles, rocks, string). Simple engineering was the answer.. “you need the top for design and the bottom for anchoring. Without a top and bottom NOTHING will work as well as the GUPPY” .

It was a hybrid of everything available all rolled into 1 Device he chose to call the ‘’GUPPY’

IN THE PRESS

The Flower Arranger

"Stocking Fillers for Flower Arrangers"

Winter 2019 Issue - UK Publication

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Green Profit

"First eco-friendly alternative to floral foam"

May 4, 2019- USA Publication

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Gartner Florist

"It offers a new alternative to foam, chicken wire and tape"

June 24, 2019 - Austrian Publication

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The Flower Patch

"Reusable and proudly recyclable"

March 26, 2019 - UK Publication

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The Gardener

"It's a simple design whose time has come"

Spring 2019 Issue - Canadian Publication

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Flowers and Cents

"Industry abuzz with eco-friendly FloraGuppy"

March 26, 2019 - USA Publication

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Floral Daily

"A newcomer is creating rave reviews in London, Rome..."

May 4, 2019 - Netherlands Publication

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PRESS RELEASE
New eco-friendly alternative to floral foam a hit with floral magazines and florists concerned about the planet

New eco-friendly alternative to floral foam a hit with floral magazines and florists concerned about the planet

Nov 22, 2019JAMES WONG

VANCOUVER, Canada.UK’s Flower Arranger magazine, the official publication of NAFAS (the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) recommends it in the magazine’s 2019/2020 Winter issue. It’s the latest to do...

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One of the world’s top floral magazines recommends newest floral arranger device as a stocking stuffer for this christmas. The product is the first eco-friendly alternative to floral foam in 65 years.

One of the world’s top floral magazines recommends newest floral arranger device as a stocking stuffer for this christmas. The product is the first eco-friendly alternative to floral foam in 65 years.

Oct 19, 2019JAMES WONG

VANCOUVER, Canada. One of the world’s top floral magazines calls a replacement for floral foam as a great Christmas Stocking suffer. The FlowerArranger magazine, the official publication of the National...

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New eco-friendly alternative to floral foam a hit with florists and floral magazine concerned about the planet. It officially launches at miami floriculture.

New eco-friendly alternative to floral foam a hit with florists and floral magazine concerned about the planet. It officially launches at miami floriculture.

Aug 02, 2019JAMES WONG

VANCOUVER, Canada. For 65 years florists world-wide have relied on green floral foam to keep their arrangements together. But that’s changing. A ‘newcomer’ is creating rave reviews in London, New...

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Contact Us

Address

1925, Alberni Street,
Vancouver, BC V6G 0A3, Canada

Email

contact@floraguppy.com

Phone

+1 (778) 558-9915