The Last Great American Flower Factory

Adam Brand

18 December 2019

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Messy Nessy Chic

Last week we had the privilege of welcoming Francky Knapp from the NY Times-feature blog & publishing co., Messy Nessy Chic to our factory. I took Francky around the factory showing her the full process of how any piece of fabric can become a “Custom Fabric Flower”. The article was released today, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Once upon a time, a woman needed a parrot tulip. Not just any tulip. “She started with something like this,” explains Adam Brand, heir to his family’s 4th generation flower factory business, M&S Schmalberg. He picks up a few flat, flower shaped layers of fabric. “Then we took some little poofs, some hibiscus, all different colours.” Suddenly, he says, they were in “Frankenflower” territory, where real and imaginary flora become fantastical creations. It’s hard to believe that here, amongst the grind of Midtown, such delicate and old-world work takes shape. For Adam, it’s just another Tuesday morning amongst Manhattan’s secret Super Bloom. Continue Reading Here…

The full article is available at The Messy Nessy Chic (link here)