Patent Status: Patent Pending
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!
Patent Status: Patent Pending
Patent Documents Filed by FloraGUPPY Inc. for a ‘Flower-Holder’
Incorporated Edmonton, Alberta CANADA
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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.
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’
The Flower Arranger
"Stocking Fillers for Flower Arrangers"
Winter 2019 Issue - UK PublicationREAD MORE
"First eco-friendly alternative to floral foam"
May 4, 2019- USA PublicationREAD MORE
"It offers a new alternative to foam, chicken wire and tape"
June 24, 2019 - Austrian PublicationREAD MORE
The Flower Patch
"Reusable and proudly recyclable"
March 26, 2019 - UK PublicationREAD MORE
"It's a simple design whose time has come"
Spring 2019 Issue - Canadian PublicationREAD MORE
Flowers and Cents
"Industry abuzz with eco-friendly FloraGuppy"
March 26, 2019 - USA PublicationREAD MORE
"A newcomer is creating rave reviews in London, Rome..."
May 4, 2019 - Netherlands PublicationREAD MORE
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...Read more
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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...Read more
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