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Flowerlink officially opened in South California in 2004, but by that time we’d already been in the flower business for nearly two decades.  Our roots are in Ecuador.  It was there that we first began providing wholesalers with fresh cut roses from our Ecuadorian farms.  Our connection to the country is vital, which is why we’ve strived to be certified by organizations within Ecuador that insure that we meet the country’s highest social and environmental standards.  One of those partners is FlorEcuador.

In FlorEcuador’s own words they promote “the continual improvement of managing the social and environmental performance.  It integrates the control of the impact of its activities and products upon the environment with the management of the social welfare of the organizations.  Thanks to our certificate, when you buy a flower you can be sure that the team that produced it has worked in the best conditions and that they have been being cared for and respected so they can deliver to you, the world’s most beautiful flower.”

Flowerlink shares the main goals of FlorEcuador.  Those goals are to lessen the environmental impact of raising cut flowers in Ecuador.  To ensure that any and all employees within the country’s floral industry are treated and compensated fairly.  And also, to minimize the use of resources that have a detrimental effect on our country and our world.

FlorEcuador: Keeping Ecuador’s Roses the BestThere is a checklist that gains a company the coveted FlorEcuador seal.  They included having your workers be affiliated with the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social or IESS and adhering to all adolescent labor rules that ensure there is no child labor.  There are also staunch regulations for both environmental impacts and industrial safety guidelines.

When you buy a product that has been certified by the FlorEcuador seal, you can be sure that the flowers were raised with the utmost respect for both the environment as well as the people who helped produce them.

Buy the World’s Best Roses From Flowerlink!

We’re dedicated to making sure that the roses that come from our Ecuador farms are the best in the entire world.  Moving to Southern California has allowed us to cut out the middlemen, making it possible to bring our roses directly to florists and high-end buyers in the shortest time possible.

That’s how you know you’re purchasing the freshest roses.  We can deliver roses directly to you no later than three days after they’ve been cut.  That is Flowerlink’s promise.

To order roses for any occasion, please call us at 310.848.1843 or email us at sales@flowerlink.biz.   Give Ecuador’s finest to someone you care about today!

The city of Bogotá, Colombia will be hosting the Proflora organization’s 12th biennial international flower trade show.  Proflora has become a vital tool to promote Colombian flowers and their floricultural chain.  According to Proflora “it not only opens up doors to new businesses and new projects, but it also lets us show the world that Colombia is a country full of amazing surprises, colors, embracing vigorous people that work every day on making this country a better one.”

The event is organized by an association of Colombian flower exporters that represent over 75% of flower exporters in Colombia, Asocolflores.  For Asocolflores, Proflora has become a vital tool in promoting Colombian flowers by bringing in over 1000 international buyers to become one of the world’s biggest and best cut flower trade shows.

The event will take place from October 2nd to October 5th.  Before the event even kicks off, the organizers of Proflora will take some visitors on flower farm tours around Colombia’s main flower growing region of Savannah of Bogotá.  The farms that are visited will all also be exhibiting at Proflora.

The following day there will also be a golf tournament which will pit Proflora exhibitors and international buyers against each other in a fun, light-hearted round of golf.

Once the Proflora event truly kicks off there will be an Opening Ceremony at Corferias Conference Hall which will include high-level Colombian officials and local government including a speech by Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

During Proflora, there will also be an Outsanding Varieties Competition which growers and breeders that are exhibiting products are invited to join.  The competition will include a “flower quality” competition for growers with a winner for each variety, and there will also be a ‘’flower quality” competition for breeders which is limited to varieties not yet available to international markets.

The Proflora expo in 2011 showcased 362 varieties with 4,775 buyers attending from 47 different countries.  The event will also feature a “carbon-offset” program that will help those attending lessen their environmental travel impact by contributing to land conservation and reforestation.

Order Roses Online With Flowerlink!

Flowerlink will be on hand at this year’s Proflora event because even though we’ve been in the flower business for decades we still know that growing the world’s best roses is a constant education.  When you order roses online with Flowerlink, you can rest assured that we’ve put the passion and experience into making them the freshest and most beautiful that money can buy.

To learn more about ordering flowers online with Flowerlink, please feel free to contact us by phone at 310.848.1843, by email at sales@flowerlink.biz, or come in and visit our store at 1207 Jon Street in Torrance, CA.