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SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is it the heart of everything we do at Flower & Press. In fact, reusing flowers to make pressed artwork to extend the useful lives of flowers and reduce waste was a founding principle of our business. We have learned a huge amount since we started the business seven years ago, and over that time we have developed our techniques, processes, and relationships. We are committed to making our business as sustainable as we can and are completely transparent on how we are trying to achieve this.

FLOWER SOURCING

FLOWER SOURCING 

BRITISH FLOWERS 

Our designs change with the seasons and we will try to use as many British blooms as possible with a lower carbon footprint. If you have a degree of flexibility in flower varieties in your chosen colour palette we can source your flowers from some of our amazing growers here in the UK. You will be well rewarded with interesting, beautiful varieties that you won’t find at your local flower shop, to us they completely make the designs, and we are always blown away by the varieties that are cut for us. Over the summer we will only use imported blooms if there are issues (such as with quantities/ weather dependency) with the crop colour you require from our British growers or unless you have specific variety requirements that would need to be imported.​

IMPORTED FLOWERS 

When working out of the British flower season we always try to recommend flowers that have been certified by growers with similar environmental values and policies. Some of these certifications include: MPS, Global G.A.P, ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative), Florverde and the Rainforest Alliance.

MAKING OUR DESIGNS

MAKING OUR DESIGNS 

We never use oasis foam (a micro plastic); all designs are made with chicken wire, water, Japanese Kenzan frogs and containers that can be repurposed and used for future events. In some of our venues, where water is not allowed, designs will be made using Agra-Wool Sideau (100% natural biodegradable floral block). Using these methods create beautiful, free flowing designs that hold their shape and last so much better.

REPURPOSING WASTE

REPURPOSING WASTE 

What happens to waste after an event is incredibly important to us and something that is often overlooked. We want to be transparent with this process and promote the ways this can be more sustainably achieved.

We like to factor into our quotes the option for clients to take flowers away with them at the end of an event, so that they can be enjoyed for a while longer. If required we can provide 100% recyclable bags and paper for flowers to be repurposed at the end of an event.

We absolutely hate wastage and press flowers that have come back from weddings and events. We love that they can be enjoyed in a different form for longer! We create these using recycled papers. We love using recycled cotton rag papers and send all our our pieces out to clients using packaging boxes that are eco- friendly, recycled and made in the UK. When we frame our pieces we have an amazing supplier who creates beautiful frames that are all FSC approved. FSC certified products such as wood and paper have been made from well managed forests and recycled sources.

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