Fairtrade Flowers and Florists Supply
Fairtrade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. It is the most recognized ethical label in the world. When you choose Fairtrade flowers you support a program that focuses on environmental sustainability, fair prices to producers in developing countries, worker's rights and protections along with community development. Fairtrade products are sold in over 125 countries and produced by over 1.3 million farmers and workers. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers, and gold. More information on Fairtrade can be found on the Fairtrade Canada website www.fairtrade.ca and also on the flower dedicated website of Fairtrade International www.fairtrade.net/flowers.html
Currently the majority of Fairtrade flowers are roses grown in Ecuador and Kenya. Ecuador roses are the traditional high quality large headed flowers your customers are familiar with. Kenyan roses are a lower cost smaller headed alternative for higher volume cash and carry sales. In either case we offer a variety of options and weekly quantities to fit your needs. Both options are packed in smaller sized bunches allowing them to be sold as 100% Fairtrade if the packaging remains intact. At this time we do not offer any other varieties of flowers as Fairtrade due to lack of availability.
We feel we can greatly increase the availability, awareness and consumption of Fairtrade in Canada with the support of our customers allowing consumers to effect change when purchasing flowers. Beyond the benefits to the environment, workers and producers your association with Fairtrade even in a small way is a positive image boost to your business and to the industry.
For more information on Fairtrade and how you can participate in this program contact your Cut Flower Customer Service Representative.
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