Fairtrade Forever Roses: When Luxury Helps The Environment (view issues)

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No gift shows more love and appreciation than a dozen beautiful fresh roses. But did you know intensive rose-farming is incredibly harmful to the environment?

The beauty that many people crave often comes at the expense of poor workers and the environment.

But there’s no reason why luxury can’t go hand in hand with sustainability.

The Real Cost of Rose Farming to our Planet

The environmental impact of artificially-farmed roses is disastrous. Roses from a greenhouse need artificial lighting and an energy-intensive cooling system. Rose transportation contributes huge quantities of CO2 emissions. Usually in the form of air or truck transport.

12,000 Dutch hothouse roses emit 35,000 kilograms of CO2. The same number of roses requires 6,000 kg of CO2 to farm and transport in natural conditions. This is according to a 2007 study by Cranfield University,

Infinity Roses are fresh-cut flowers that undergo a preservation process. This allows them to maintain their original look and smell for years, not days.

These are real roses that you can enjoy for at least one year. If cared for, these flowers can maintain their qualities for even longer.

Buying these Roses gives consumers the power to reduce the industry's environmental impact.

Your Contribution, The World’s Salvation

Reduced demand for fresh-cut roses is great news for the environment. It means less artificial lighting, energy-intensive temperature control systems, and inefficient transportation. This, in turn, translates into reduced CO2 emissions.

Carbon emissions are not the only issue associated with the fresh flower industry. Rose farmers often use chemical fertilisers and huge quantities of water for irrigation. Without proper treatment, wastewater can release toxic chemicals into the environment.

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Fairtrade certified

We are, to date, the only UK-based company offering Fairtrade certified infinity roses. These roses closely follow Fairtrade International’s rigorous economic, social, and environmental guidelines.

We fairly compensates our Ecuadorian farmers for their labour. Each worker is paid a premium for every rose they grow. This enables roses to be grown under the highest quality standards. Fair compensation leads to investment into housing, education and better lives.

The natural climate of the equator makes Ecuador perfect for rose farming. Unlike the stuffy, chemical-filled European hothouses others might use. What about transportation costs and carbon, you might say? Don’t panic!

Warmer climate farming consumes 6.5 times less energy than in colder climates. This is According to the Fairtrade Commission. These roses are then transported by sea for a more carbon-efficient delivery.

You can be certain that these flowers help both farmworkers and the environment.

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Giving back to our planet With Eco Friendly Flower Arrangements 

Reducing our carbon footprint is not enough for us. We strive to give back to the environment by offsetting our CO2 emissions.

We are committed to planting two trees per order. Each tree consumes 21 kilograms of CO2. This neutralises the emissions of every order.

We support are determined to plant one million trees by 2025.

Help us achieve our goal today.

 
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