I’ve been writing about green businesses for over three years. I’ve written about large companies that have started the transition to going green and I’ve written about small green business startups. One thing that never crossed my mind were eco florists. Aren’t all flower shops already green? The answer is no. There are two flower shops in Toronto that offer organic flowers. One has a retail outlet while the other has an online presence.
Eco flora was started by floral designer Scott Graham in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They specialize in being an online eco florist.
From their website:
“Eco Flora is a Toronto based online florist offering exclusively ecologically grown flowers with a contemporary design style. We offer our services year round to our clients in the Toronto area. We use wild-crafted, certified organic, organic and fair trade flowers without the additional floral chemicals.”
The following video is a detailed look at Eco Stems, another eco florist located in downtown Toronto.
Personally, I had no idea that cut flowers could be filled with many different pesticides – it’s just something that the average person doesn’t think about when buying flowers. We are all aware of the pesticides used in fruits and vegetables, and because of this many of us buy organic produce. Eco Flora and Eco Stems are both great concepts for a 21st century flower shop. Our hats go off to both of these green businesses for not only making the world a better place, but for making it look a little more beautiful too.