One of the reasons this show resonates with us is because they showcase local entrepreneurs, one of the greenest ways to do business. Our disdain for big box businesses has been well documented over the years, primarily because their profits before people or the planet is out of alignment with mindful life choices.
This May, we watched with fascination about a new flower delivery service, The Bouqs. The sharks, unfortunately, did not invest with this company, but as a green-minded blog with a love of entrepreneurs, we're excited to pick up where they left off. Read on to learn more about why we love The Bouqs and how they do business (from their website):
FROM THE FARM TO YOUR DOOR
Our flowers never sit in a corner store or a dingy warehouse (where they send you the oldest, most-dead flowers they have in the fridge), and they never show up in a van with a 1-800 number on the side. We ship straight from an active volcano or from the sunny surf of California.
WE LOVE NATURE & WE'VE MADE IT PART OF OUR BUSINESS TO CARE
- We source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers.We cut only what we sell. Other providers source from a supply chain that sees 1 in 3 stems wasted. Across hundreds of thousands of bouquets a year, that’s a lot of wasted land, resources, labor and fuel. We cut only when you order, so we avoid the waste.
- We also save energy through our direct-from-the-farm supply chain. The standard supply chain must keep stems cold for up to 2 weeks, meaning hundreds of hours of refrigeration and the associated energy use. We use cold storage for only 4 days from the Volcano, and not at all from California, resulting in a lot of energy savings.
- Finally, our farms provide living wages, childcare, healthcare and adult education. And our growing business supports farm communities, so you can feel good about shopping The Bouqs Company's flowers.
Surprise your favorite patriotic friend today with a lovely bouquet from The Bouqs!
(disclaimer: Our Daily Green is proud to be affiliated with The Bouqs. If you make a purchase after reading and clicking from our post, we will receive financial consideration. We only work with companies we love and think our readers will as well.)