Oshun Pouch™” is a novel Expandable Floral Pouch mechanic. A Sustainable solution for Floral Arrangements that is derived from 100% Natural Components, and is the newest alternative to Single Use Plastic Floral Foam. OshunPouch’s components are environmentally friendly, bio-degradable and compostable
The membrane is made from the latest sustainable technology using plant based starches, and has the OK Compost Home certification( European standard EN 13432 by Tüv Austria). The pouch contents are Organic and expand when hydrated, minimizing shipping expense and storage volume
The Pouch is delivered as a flat bag with granular content. The bag should be perforated with a skewer 10-12 times on each side to allow hydration, then placed in a water container for 3-4 minutes. Ready for action!
The pouch contents are a blend of unique, 100% Natural and organic coir based formula. The membrane is plant based, typically made from starches derived from corn or sugar beet and has passed the “Home” Compostable tests by TUV Austria..
As with any mechanic, please test it with the flower materials and conditions you intend to display in. With weaker stems like Tulips or Ranunculus it will help to pre-drill the Pouch membrane so the stem is more protected. Thirsty flowers may prefer it when OshunPouch is in a container so it can be re-hydrated.
We sell inside the USA (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico) and to Canada. Other countries have expressed interest and we are working on ways to make product available, including the possibility of local sourcing.
Yes, the contents are coir based, natural and compostable. The membrane is certified "Home Compostable" by TUV Austria, which means it will bio-degrade in a compost under typical temperatures and presence of bacteria.
We currently ship to Canada and the USA, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. In response to increasing demand we are considering international reach in 2022, including local sourcing and distribution.
OSHUNPouch was invented and designed to meet the needs of sympathy and event designers seeking sustainable design solutions. While we're confident in the holding power of the pouch, we do recommend that you reinforce your design with reusable mechanics when the design demands additional support, just as you would any other floral foam alternative. Follow our Instagram @oshunpouch for additional tips and inspirations using OshunPouch for ideas from florists and designers across the country.
The short answer is NO. The silky covering is the magic that holds the coir inside and cutting the pouch would render it useless in your design. We are currently working on additional OshunPouch sizes and hope to add those to our product offerings later in 2022. Stay Tuned!
Our experience and feedback we have received is that OshunPouch drips less than other foam alternatives; however each designer's experience is unique. The coir is a natural material and we recommend you protect any surface that you wouldn't want to be responsible for, should minor staining occur from dripping.
OSHUNpouch was designed to compost quickly. Reusing the pouch depends on the state of the pouch at the end of its first use. If you determine that there is enough integrity left in the covering to reuse it, we recommend hydrating it again and using it in a watertight vessel.