The cut flower industry is booming, especially here in the greater Los Angeles area. There’s a big demand by high end florists, events planners, supermarkets, and many others that need fresh roses in bulk to serve their clients. This demand is the reason there are always new and exciting rose varieties constantly being bred to give those rose buyers an almost bottomless selection.
The demand has also meant that many countries have made fresh cut flowers one of their primary exports. But in a rush to meet those demands, their methods have raised a lot questions with concerns for both the environment and the well-being of their workers. Working in the cut flower industry for decades we understand those concerns. So how is Flowerlink different?
A large portion of cut flowers are grown in Southeast Asia, Africa, and of course South America, where Flowerlink’s farms are located in the countryside of Ecuador. These areas have the ideal climate for growing quality roses, and when you add carefully controlled greenhouses, it’s the perfect spot. As the industry has come to disparaged areas of Africa, like in Kenya for example, it’s even starting to help lift parts of the world out of poverty. The downside to all this is that labor and environmental laws aren’t very stringent in these areas.
Workers are sometimes underpaid and overworked and can find themselves working unprotected around dangerous chemicals which can lead to serious health issues. Unregulated, these chemicals can take a dangerous toll on the environment as well. Corners are cut for the sake of profit, but the impact it has on the people and our world simply isn’t worth it. It’s no wonder why consumer advocacy groups and organizations like the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and their Fairness in Flowers campaign have targeted the cut flower industry in the past. We do things differently at Flowerlink.
The farms that produce our roses are family-owned and adhere to the strictest environmental and labor standards. And that’s not just us saying it, we’re certified by many international organizations like the The Rainforest Alliance, the Flower Label Program, Flor Ecuador, Fair Trade USA, and others. What does that mean for you? It means that if you’re a local Los Angeles event planner, when you buy roses in bulk from Flowerlink, you’re not just getting the latest varieties, you’re purchasing roses that were grown on farms where workers are treated fairly and paid appropriately. You’re purchasing roses that didn’t damage the environment that helped grow them.
Buy Environmentally and Socially Responsible Roses From Flowerlink!
Buying quality wholesale roses in Los Angeles and beyond doesn’t have to come at a high cost to our world and workers, and withFlowerlink it won’t. We’re happy to speak with you more about delivering the world’s best roses to your shop, store, or to help decorate your next big event.
Contact us for details about the roses we and carry and to receive free samples. We can be reached by phone at 310.848.1843 or by email at [email protected]. We look forward to sharing our roses with you!