11 February, 2020

Valentine's Day Fairtrade Bouquets on the High Street

Fairtrade red roses
by Heather Nicholson

When you buy romantic Fairtrade roses this Valentine's Day, your gift of love will reach all the way back to the flower workers. Pick up a bouquet of sustainable Fairtrade roses in your nearest supermarket. Or for an extra special surprise, select an arrangement from one of the specialist florists listed below, make sure to ask for Fairtrade blooms.

Fairtrade flowers are grown to the highest ethical and environmental standards. Fairtrade flower workers in countries such as Tanzania, Sri Lanka and Ecuador receive an extra 10% for each stem sold, called the Fairtrade Premium, which is spent on education, their families, healthcare and communities, among other things. In 2018, sales of Fairtrade flowers generated over €6.7 million in Fairtrade Premium.

Pili Msabaha Flower farmer

Support flower workers like Pili, a young mother, by buying Fairtrade flowers.

Valentine's Day Bouquets: supermarkets

Co-opCo-op source 100% of their roses through Fairtrade. Look out for classic arrangements of red roses as well as stunning mixed bouquets.


AldiAldi: look out for their lovely mixed bouquets of Fairtrade roses and gypsophilia.



All the below retailers sell gorgeous bouquets of red roses (check for the FAIRTRADE Mark):


Morrisons     Asda    Sainsbury's logo    M&S  Lidl

Extra special bouquets: florists

Floom Bouquet

Fairtrade flowers can now be used in bouquets and flower arrangements for weddings, special events and for stunning home displays as they launch in luxury UK florists. Premium and fully traceable blooms are now exclusively available in Lavender Green, PM Flowers, Floom, Old Oak Florist and Fairynuff.

Lavender Green

Renowned as one of London’s finest florists, they value creativity and quality.

PM Flowers

A London based florist who sell consistently beautiful and high quality arrangements made with love and care.

Floom

Floom work with local artisan florists and sell unique and special arrangements.

Old Oak Florist

With over 25 years experience & multiple RHS awards, Old Oak Florist delivers quality products with a first class service. Based in Ealing, West London.

Fairy Nuff Flowers

Fairy Nuff Flowers specialises in bespoke designs for weddings and functions across the South East of England.

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