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Orb Factory
Address: 225 Herring Cove Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 1L3
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ORB™ is the fastest growing activities company in the world. Shipping high-volume, high-quality trends, collectables, crafts, compounds, and breakthrough art materials more quickly than anyone, developing hyper brands at hyper speed is ORB’s mantra.

Steven Kay started ORB™ almost 30 years ago with the Celestial Orb, a transforming hand-held widget made from wire. ORB™ emerged as a key player in the craft kits and activities market with two key brands – Sticky Mosaics™(2004), and PlushCraft™(2011). Both brands were inspired by classic crafting concepts combined with todays trends. Truly innovative and mess free, they develop a confidence in crafting through producing perfect results every time.  Both brands continue to be bestsellers today.

More recently, Steve has joined forces with Michael Bianco to rebrand The Orb Factory Ltd. as ORB™, reflecting it’s incredible hyper-growth and fresh vision.

Innovation DNA from Steve and Michael in tactile toy design has translated into explosive brands like Soft’nSlo Squishies™, ORBMolecules™, Morph™ and Bubbleezz™. These lines have launched ORB™ to a new level of buzz within the industry.  Morph™ and ORBMolecules™ are completely unique compounds with unlimited play possibilities while Soft’n Slo Squishies™ has become the hottest toy of the year.  Soft’n Slo Squishies™ now includes over 400 different designs, making ORB™ the largest producer of squishies in the world- not only in the number of SKUs, but also in total quantities sold.

ORB’s products continue to win numerous awards and can be found in over 60 countries.  Today, ORB™ is known and respected for being first to market with the next hottest trend.

ORB™ exists to create moments of awe and wonder and to build self-esteem in youth around the world through exceptional play experiences.


ORB™ has been made aware of a number of YouTube videos showing children putting squishies and other products in a microwave as part of an online challenge, or squishy dare. We strongly discourage people from using any of our products in any manner other than how they were intended to be played with. Intentional misuse such as heating in a microwave can result in injury

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Business Phone Number:
902 477-9570
Business Fax:
902 477-7273
Alec Cranston – Commercial Real Estate Advisor – Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic
Address: 601 – 5475 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3T2
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Born and raised in Herring Cove, growing up in his family-built home on Joe Cracker Road, Alec now works as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic.

A global leader in Commercial Real Estate, Alec specializes in the leasing and sales of commercial properties in Nova Scotia, and offers first-class advice and enjoys forming long-lasting relationships with his clients. 

Alec is always happy to make time for a friendly chat and looks forward to returning to his roots and connection with members of the Spryfield community. 

Whether you want to talk Real Estate, Spryfield or hockey – Alec is always just a phone call or click away.

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Business Phone Number:
902 789-2477
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