Fall is finally here! The leaves are turning and pumpkin spice is in the air. The weather is changing so why not change up your decor? We have some great tips to help you achieve this in the most sustainable way possible!
FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE FLOVER ARRANGEMENTS
Why settle for tacky decor that is made out of plastic and requires a storage bin? You can avoid this hassle and keep your seasonal decor from ending up in a landfill by choosing natural elements that will give you beautiful zero-waste arrangements.
(and certainly put you in a festive spirit)
There are plenty of organic and sustainably sourced flower shops in New York City, but why go for organic flowers?
The use of fertilizers and pesticides in flower production adds chemicals in the soil that harm our environment and food chains. By choosing organic growing practices and sustainable harvest methods, there is a smaller impact on the earth which means more beautiful flowers for you!
Here is Design w Care's Top Choice for Flower Shops in New York area:
1. GARDENIA ORGANIC
...prides themselves as being New York’s first sustainable flower shop.
They work with farms that prioritize fair labor conditions and reducing their carbon footprint by composting and using biodegradable and recyclable bags and tissue paper to eliminate as much packaging as possible.
...sources their flowers from a farm in Albany, New York that is run solely on solar energy and utilizes all flower waste as compost!
Saipua specializes in seasonal floral arrangements that are beautifully designed right in Brooklyn.
...selectively sources their flowers from Rain Forest Alliance certified farms and vendors, with a waste percentage of only 2%!
They deliver consumers original designed floral arrangements right to your door in packaging that is 100% recyclable.
If you prefer long lasting potted plants instead of seasonal fresh cut flowers, definitely explore this e-shop:
4. THE SILL
...sources their plants, soil and pots domestically and offer a wide range of different plant varieties that will give a unique look to your table centerpiece.
The Sill is the perfect option for those who want potted plants to keep in their home even after the season.
And of course you can always stop by your local farmers market to pick up some beautiful bouquets too!