What Does it Mean to be Rainforest Alliance Certified?
Did you know that 90% of cut flowers in the United States are imported from other countries, mostly Latin America? The rapid growth of the floriculture industry to meet U.S. demand has often harmed the well-being of farm workers and the environment.
Thankfully, the Rainforest Alliance - an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests - seeks to halt this type of damage by making responsible business the new normal. The Rainforest Alliance upholds rigorous standards that promote three pillars of sustainability: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social sustainability. The Rainforest Alliance works with farms worldwide to “protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.”
ReVased sources from Rainforest Alliance Certified Flower Farms. We are proud that our farm partners comply with the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard, “which protects ecosystems and wildlife habitats, conserves water and soil, promotes decent and safe working conditions, and ensures that farms are good neighbors to rural communities and wildlands.”
The farms we work with share our values of sustainability and community. They take steps to protect the environment, such as: maintaining or increasing tree cover; conserving soil quality and preventing erosion; limiting water waste; reducing agrochemical usage; and protecting wildlife. And, they take steps to ensure the well-being of workers and their families by providing services such as fair compensation and benefits; on-site daycare; facilitating access to education and healthcare; free lunch; transportation; and more.
We’re thrilled to support our farm partners, and to bring environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable flowers to you.