Our Sustainability Efforts
Hi, we’re Arielle and Aviva!
We launched ReVased because we knew there was a more sustainable way
to enjoy flowers, and we wanted to share it with the world.
When we first started our business, we used to solely upcycle flowers, giving a “second life” to flowers from weddings and other large events. We would sell a portion of the flowers and donate the rest. When Covid-19 hit, and events were cancelled overnight, our entire supply chain was cut-off. We had to pause operations and were not sure if/when/how we’d be able to start up again.
We thought about our goals for starting ReVased:
We wanted to share eco-friendly flowers, reduce waste, and give back to others.
We felt determined to stick to our goals, which has led us to build an even more efficient waste-reducing business model!
We now largely ship your flowers farm-direct. This means you get eco-friendly, farm-fresh (some may even be pre-bloom!), gorgeous stems!
By shipping from our sustainable-minded farm partners directly to you:
1) We’re able to reduce carbon emissions by facilitating fewer steps in the supply chain. While traditionally, flowers travel from farm → distributor → wholesaler → retailer → you, we ship “farm direct,” so the flowers make it directly to your door! We know that every shipment of anything leads to carbon emissions, so we offset these emissions to neutralize our shipping footprint and make our shipments carbon neutral!
2) In addition to reducing harmful emissions, fewer stems have to be cut in the first place - as every stem cut for your bouquet arrives directly to you! Traditionally, up to 50% of cut flowers never even make it to their final destination before they are thrown out - either because they are damaged during transit or not sold in time.
3) And your flowers arrive fresher, as they have spent less time in transit!
We’re also proud to source from sustainable-minded farms, most of which are Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance upholds rigorous standards that promote environmental, economic, and social sustainability, by working with farms worldwide to protect forests, promote farmers’ human rights, and help lessen the burden of the climate crisis.
In addition to shipping to our customers farm-direct, now that events are starting up again, we are excited to
upcycle flowers from events and donate them to non-profits! We love hearing from event hosts who want to give their flowers a second life and spread the floral love to folks who can use a boost.
Thanks for following along as we grow and evolve!
We are so grateful to all of you for supporting us and the earth.
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