It is quickly becoming apparent that as our customers become more aware of the impact they have on their environment, that florists need to be looking at both eco-friendly and biodegradable options for every day designs.

From looking for other materials for construction (instead of floral foam), to using alternatives for bindings and plastics it is vital that as florists we do not get left behind.

 

Buying British is of course the best thing we can do, but flower growers are small and artisan and on the whole do not grow all year round.  Most florists cannot shut  during the winter months - they need a flower supplier.  When British are available, yes of course use them!

However, it is so much more than just the flowers we use.  Floral foam takes 100's of years to biodegrade.  There is vast research being undertaken and we will get there.  But the nearest we have is a foam that biodegrades in 567 days in landfill sites at the moment.

If you are interested, then take a look at both our Creative Funeral Flowers course and Fleur Naturale course.  Both look at designs suitable for eco-friendly and biodegradable designs.

February 13, 2019 by Sarah Wright

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