6 steps to incorporate sustainable floristry techniques into your business

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The goal of the sustainable floristry movement is to shift the thinking within our profession to more eco-friendly approaches and to practices that promote “greater good” in the social and economic aspects of our industry. 

4 thoughts on “6 steps to incorporate sustainable floristry techniques into your business

    1. Hi Toni! Thanks for reading! Yeah, changing out paraffin candles to sustainably sourced palm or soy can make a small, but ever-bigger, impact! Think of how many gallons of wax are used for one wedding – multiply that by my whole season, and now increase the impact of other florists making the switch – it adds up! It is these small, thoughtful changes that we can all make that amount to bigger wins in the end.

  1. Hey Tobey!
    Question for you! It’s common practice for a lot of retail florists I know to put bleach or chlorine in their water to make their flowers last longer. I was wondering if there is an environmentally friendly alternative? Making flowers last longer is a benefit for my business because my customers trust me, but also creates less waste because I buy less!

    1. Hi there!
      I’m so sorry I missed your question! I know that basic sanitation goes a long way: keeping buckets clean, changing water regularly, making sure cuts are clean and no foliage or petals are in the water. I don’t know, but wonder about the Oxygen Bleach products – I’ve done no homework. I also believe that FloraLife makes a preservative or hydrator that is on the certified organic approved list. Obvs I need to do more homework on this, but I hope this little bit of info helps!

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