Flowers

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There is a growing number of florists who offer fair trade, organic and local flowers so be sure to ask around you for local options for ethical arrangements and bouquets!


Farmers Markets

Local farmers markets are some of the best places to find eco-friendly flowers because the carbon imprint is much less and the flowers are not traveling great distances. Talk with local vendors to see what services they can provide. Be aware that flowers will be available seasonally so work with the seasons to create the right look for your wedding. 
(Eco-Friendly, Local)
To find a farmers market near you visit: http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/ or www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/


One World Flowers
One World Flowers is a Fair Trade USA licensed importer and distributor of Fair Trade Certified flowers. They currently sell flowers to individuals through their website, as well as wholesale orders to customers throughout the United States.
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)
www.oneworldflowers.org
Trader Joe's Market
Trader Joe's carries flowers that are Rainforest Alliance Certified meaning that they were grown using high standards for responsible farming. The standards protect ecosystems and wildlife habitats, conserve water and soil, promote decent and safe working conditions and ensure that the farms are good neighbors to rural communities and wildlands.
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Sourced)
www.traderjoes.com

Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods carries its own fair trade brand called Whole Trade. Whole Trade products ensure you're buying the best you can for yourself, for your community, and your world. In addition to food products, teas and coffees Whole Foods carries Whole trade flowers and roses. Talk with your local Whole Foods floral department about services available including arrangements and bouquets. Whole Foods also carry locally sourced flowers so talk with their floral team to see what they can offer you. They also carry some flowers that are Rainforest Alliance Certified meaning that they were grown using high standards for responsible farming. The standards protect ecosystems and wildlife habitats, conserve water and soil, promote decent and safe working conditions and ensure that the farms are good neighbors to rural communities and wildlands.
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)
www.wholefoodsmarket.com