3 February, 2020

Top 5 Sustainable Flower Bouquets by Post for Valentine’s Day

Fairtrade roses
by Heather Nicholson

Make a difference to the lives of many when you send Fairtrade flowers to your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Did you know that the flower industry employs a largely female workforce of poor, less educated and therefore vulnerable workers? It has long had a reputation for poor working conditions including low pay, over-crowded housing and repression of trade unions.

By choosing Fairtrade flowers, you're supporting decent working conditions for flower farm employees and protecting workers’ rights in countries including Kenya, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. A 10 per cent 'Premium' on top of the price of each Fairtrade stem goes to elected worker committees who can choose to invest the money in healthcare, education and other social benefits.

Here are five fantastic Fairtrade flower delivery options.

Arena Flowers Fairtrade roses

Arena Flowers source 100% of their roses as Fairtrade and offer a wide selection of beautiful bouquets. For every purchase, they promise to plant a tree in a country experiencing deforestation and they've removed single-use plastic from their products. Treat someone special with one of their sustainable, fair and beautiful bouquets.

Browse Arena Flowers Fairtrade bouquets

Arena Flowers Bouquets

Marks & Spencer Flowers

M&S offer a lovely selection of Fairtrade bouquets. Choose a classic pink, yellow or white rose bouquet or a gorgeous arrangement of pink and lilac alstroemeria mixed with pink and white roses.

Order M&S Fairtrade flowers

Marks and Spencer Fairtrade bouquet

Floom's red heart roses

Six of the finest, red heart roses, arranged with thlaspi greenbell, perfect for Valentine's Day. All of the stems in this bouquet are Fairtrade certified. Floom also offer a romantic arrangement of two dozen Fairtrade white roses

Order Floom's Fairtrade red heart roses

Floom Bouquet

Moonpig's letterbox roses

This beautiful selection of mixed roses, sourced only from Fairtrade farms, comes in a specially designed box that fits through the letterbox. Roses arrive in bud to preserve freshness. 

Order Moonpig's Fairtrade roses

Moonpig Fairtrade bouquet

Sainsbury's rose bouquet

Brighten up your home with a bunch of colourful roses sourced from Fairtrade flower farms in Kenya. This bouquet also makes a lovely and affordable gift.

Order Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bouquet of roses

Sainsbury's yellow rose bouquet

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