Since our earliest days in 1954, when V.L. Smithers revolutionized the floral industry with the creation of water-absorbing foam for florists, Smithers-Oasis has grown into a leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessory products, cellular growing media, and postharvest products. Today, OASIS® is the most recognized and trusted brand in the floral industry.
Our network of facilities around the world enables Smithers-Oasis to provide products and services to the local market – reflecting cultural preferences and traditions. Our operating units all have the same goal – to provide solution-based products, education, design techniques, and inspiration for florists and floral designers, while supporting the industry through long-standing partnerships.
Our distribution partners, consisting of wholesalers and distributors, ensure that florists and growers worldwide can rely on OASIS® branded products to create their designs and grow their businesses.
For over 70 years, Floralife, Inc. has provided a complete line of postharvest flower care products for the floral industry. Floralife was the first to produce a high-quality, clear solution flower food for cut flowers. In 1938, the company developed the first flower food, and was the first to bring water-specific fresh flower foods to market.