14 October, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Fairtrade Flowers

by Fairtrade America

To paraphrase Nora Ephron, there’s no possible way every human being on earth is born with good taste—even though we all like to think we are.

power of you flowersSimilarly, we all like to think we are good gift givers, and yet we’ve all been the recipients of “unfortunate” but well-intended offerings. You might think flowers are a no brainer, but even a bouquet of perky peonies can be tricky…unless.

Unless you buy Fairtrade.

That’s because every Fairtrade certified flower you purchase helps secure a better life for the person who grew and tended to it.

Here, the top 5 reasons Fairtrade flowers are the gift everyone will appreciate:

  1. Fairtrade certified farms ensure safety and working conditions for their employees, an important factor when workers are often vulnerable young women. 
  2. Producers get a minimum price and a premium of 10% for every stem or bunch sold, allowing them to invest in healthcare, education and more.
  3. Fairtrade flowers are traceable back to the original farm or cooperative, with most labels saying which farm the flowers have come from.
  4. When you give Fairtrade flowers through businesses like www.freshblooms.com or www.bloomquest.com, you’re helping reduce poverty through your everyday shopping.
  5. In addition to being a thoughtful, generous and discerning boss, spouse or admirer, your Fairtrade flower recipient will think you are also an exceedingly good egg.

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