5 SUSTAINABLE FLORISTS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY BOUQUETS
Whether you’re picking up a bouquet for your home or planning an event any time soon, buying either locally grown flowers or buying from a small socioeconomic florist is a great way to make your bouquets both beautiful and eco-friendly.
Toxic chemicals and excessive water use are some of the present challenges in the conventional flower industry. Not only for the environment but also for the workers throughout the value chain. These five Copenhagen-based florists do their best to keep our planet in mind through every step of their flower arrangements. All the way from sprout to finished bouquet.
Stalks & Roots
Situated in central Copenhagen, Stalks & Roots is an independent flower and plant shop with over thirty years of experience within floristry. At Stalks & Roots, they truly consider the impact the flower industry has on our planet. Thus, you’ll find a healthy mix of local produce, stalks from their own fields in Denmark, CO2-neutral tulips and much more. And as an added bonus, you can even purchase selected bouquets and dry flowers online on www.stalksandroots.com.
The Floral Design Studio, Poppykalas, is known for their hauntingly beautiful arrangements and Thilde, the creator of the studio, was one of the first in Copenhagen to really showcase the use of dried flowers in bouquets. Poppykalas has a unique way of telling a story and setting a scene like no other. Luckily for us, Poppykalas have produced both posters and carpets. Shop these right here for a piece of eternal flower joy in your home.
Vilde Violer (Translated: Wild Violets) is a small business dedicated to sourcing locally grown and organic flowers. From spring to autumn, they grow their own beautiful flowers on fields outside of Copenhagen. Of course, without any use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Outside the Danish flower season, Vilde Violer offer a selection of dried flowers from their own production. That way you’ll be able to experience sustainable and beautiful flowers all year long.
For more on Vilde Violer check out their site. (In Danish only)
Bike & Bloom
A cargo bike full of flower bouquets. Imagine that. Bike & Bloom is dedicated to creating jobs for refugee women by selling bouquets from their cargo bikes in the markets or on the street corners of Copenhagen. Visionaries at heart, Bike & Bloom work to facilitate creative pathways for integration by educating their employees to florists, improve their Danish language skills, and build their confidence for the future.
“Why transport flowers from across the world, when we can use what is here and now?”, asks Flor. A company that started as a certified-organic flower producer outside Copenhagen. Today, Flor has a smaller production and a focus on flower arrangements created with Flor’s own flowers and from Danish organic or sustainable growers.
For more interesting facts about why you should consider buying sustainable and organic flowers, we recommend a visit to their website.