Whatever the occasion, you can say it with Fairtrade flowers – and it helps thousands of farmers and workers get a better deal.
Fairtrade certified farms must ensure safety and working conditions for their employees, an important factor when workers are often vulnerable young women. Producers get a minimum price and a premium of 10% for every stem or bunch sold, allowing them to invest in healthcare, education and other social benefits. Fairtrade works with farmers in countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Ecuador.
Fairtrade flowers are fully traceable back to the original farm or cooperative, with most retailers’ price labels saying which farm the flowers have come from.
Many of the major supermarkets and stockists offer Fairtrade flowers. These include not just Roses and Spray Roses and Lilies but also Ranunculus, Eryngium, Calla Lilies, Carnations, Sunflowers, Gerberas and Alstroemeria, so there’s a Fairtrade bouquet for everyone whether it’s your wedding day or a simple thank you.