How did it all begin?
A little about us, 60 years ago Vernon Smithers invented OASIS® Floral Foam. The green sponge like material that holds water and enables flowers to be inserted into it. Prior to its invention florists and flower arrangers used chicken wire and newspaper, clay or foliage’s as a base for floral arrangements. This wonder product revolutionised commercial and recreational floral design. . Also he established Smithers-Oasis which is now a leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessory products, cellular growing media plus post-harvest products. Today OASIS® is the most recognized and trusted brand in the floral industry.
How did we grow so big?
We started to develop a portfolio of products many of which would not have been possible without the invention of floral foam. All of these products enabled design applications and commercial opportunities previously unavailable. Furthermore with a growing reputation of providing innovative products for florists, flower arrangers and hobbyists we started to develop and introduce ranges of complementary sundry products. Also quickly becoming a one stop shop for everything floral product related. Some of our ranges crossed over into the home, leisure and garden markets. Creating further opportunities for us and our hobbyist customers.
Why OASIS® Floral Australia?
OASIS® Floral Foam was introduced to Australia in the late 70’s and still remains pivotal to our product line. With such a diverse range of products we regularly received requests from hobbyists who were unable to access many of our products. We wanted to make it easy for hobbyists and crafters to access our products and realised an OASIS® Floral web shop as a way of achieving this. We hope that this web shop becomes a hub for creative people who want to access brand leading products and inspirational ideas that will enable them to create wonderful floral arrangements, gifts and craft projects.
Our network of facilities around the world enables Smithers-Oasis to provide products and services to the local market. While reflecting cultural preferences and traditions. All operating units have the same goal. They aim to provide solution-based products, education, design techniques and inspiration for florists and floral designers. While supporting the industry through long-standing partnerships.
At Smithers-Oasis, we share three core values at each of our locations around the world:
Quality of Product: Conformance to specifications that meet or exceed our customers expectations.
Dedication to Customers: Commitment of the entire organisation to the needs of the customer.
Respect for the Individual Employee: Our truly unique resource through whom our goals are achieved.