The world’s most prestigious horticultural event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has announced that this year the theme is sustainability and the environment. They will showcase garden designers who are highlighting climate change, in a bid to get people thinking about what they can do for a more sustainable future. This ties in with BloomsArt’s own drive to allow people to enjoy the beauty and artistry of floral displays but with less waste and a reduced carbon footprint. Many people do not associate fresh flowers with having a negative impact on the environment but as they are generally flown into the UK, sometimes from as far away as Asia or South America, and this can have a pretty hefty carbon footprint. Even flowers that are grown closer to home, most commonly in The Netherlands, are grown in huge greenhouses that use vast amounts of energy to heat and light, and this is without taking into account the transport costs to fly or drive them to UK customers.
BloomsArt’s artificial flowers and greenery are made from recycled polyester, which is abbreviated to rPET. Most fake flowers are made from plastic and rubber-based materials, which are created to last for a really long time. This means that tonnes and tonnes of plastic are thrown away, and as it doesn’t rot, it ends up polluting our oceans and landfill sites. BloomsArt’s faux plants and flowers are made from recyclable material, so the material can be reused time and time again. We made a point to source factories that only made high-end artificial plants from rPET, so we could guarantee that all our products were made from recycled materials that could, in turn, be recycled, creating beautiful yet sustainable floral decorations.