About Fairtrade flowers
Fairtrade Fortnight is all about raising awareness of the plight of farmers and workers in the developing world and how you can help them negotiate better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade by choosing to buy Fairtrade certified products.
Statistics released by the Fairtrade Foundation show that awareness of Fairtrade products in the UK is growing. It seems that as we become increasingly aware of the provenance of the goods we buy, more and more people are recognising the importance of supporting those at the beginning of the produce chain.
Fairtrade Flowers from Interflora
Here at Interflora we've been working with the Fairtrade Foundation since 2008 and source many of our fairtrade flowers from farms in Kenya including the Oserian flower farm. The farm started as a small vegetable plot with only six employees, but soon evolved into the first cut flower farm in the country and it's now one of the largest in all of Kenya.
"The Fairtrade Premium has raised our level of education. My three children can now attend school. I would like to thank the people who buy our flowers and ask them to continue buying Fairtrade. They get a beautiful bunch of flowers and I get the chance to send my children to school."
About Oserian Flower Farm
Oserian Flower farm in Kenya lies on the banks of Lake Naivasha, one of the highest lakes in East Africa. Meaning a 'place of peace' in the Masai language, Oserian produces millions of stems a year - mainly roses and carnations - on its 245 hectares of land.
"At Interflora we're proud to support Fairtrade Fortnight with our offering of ethically grown flowers. Each design in our Fairtrade Collection includes flowers and foliage from certified flower farms so you can be certain that the farm workers are benefiting from the Fairtrade Standards, helping to improve the lives of their families and communities."
- Karen Barnes, Interflora
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