FLORAL DESIGN

 
 
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PEARTREE

A woman-owned floral design studio in Brooklyn, New York, Peartree creates floral installations for private clients, weddings, celebrations, and events. Peartree believes connecting with flowers is to connect back to the earth, and they approach their designs as collaborations between the medium, the maker, and the client. Their resulting floral works are beautiful, unusual, and ephemeral pieces that are tied to unrepeatable moments in time. With an emphasis on sustainability, Peartree partners with Garbage Goddess at each of their events to ensure leftover waste is composted, recycled and repurposed whenever possible. They also run a creative retreat in their jungle outpost in Costa Rica each year, as part of their continued efforts to build community and connect with the earth. 

Supports: Sustainability

Locations available: New York City, and surrounding areas

 
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LOBLOLLY ORGANIC FARM 

Taking an intentional approach to floristry, Loblolly Organic Farm provides bespoke floral arrangements and high-end event-planning services. Founded and run by a husband and wife team who met at a non-profit community garden, Loblolly offers truly custom services that take an organic, sustainable, and artful approach to event design. As farmers and florists they work in harmony with their surrounding landscape, and their aesthetic reflects the rhythms of nature and the cycles of life they experience through their organic farm, which is home to 50 species of flowers in over 100 different varieties. Fully aware of the abundant waste often involved in event design, Loblolly never uses harmful sprays and their flowers arrive to your event only hours after harvest. 

Supports: Sustainability

Locations available: Greater D.C. area, Maryland + Virginia

 
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VAULT+VINE

An immersive retail experience as well as floral and event design social enterprise, Vault + Vine builds upon the legacy of Falls Flowers, the first floral-retail and event studio to "live" sustainably as a certified B-Corporation. Dedicated to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, Vault + Vine strives to do what good businesses should: support their community, buy and source locally, pay their employees well, and follow high standards of sustainability. Vault +Vine's small and diverse team believes in shaping the world they wish to live in, and is dedicated to engaging their local community in meaningful ways. They participate in volunteerism and community groups, and strive to provide financial support to local organizations at every opportunity.  Specializing in totally customized floral design, Vault + Vine places a priority on sourcing locally grown flowers to showcase the splendor of Philadelphia's bioregion, cultivated predominately by urban farmers.  Vault + Vine provides Full Service floral design, as well as A La Carte options for event floral needs.

Supports: Sustainability + Community Development

Locations available: Though their physical space is in Philadelphia, for event work they can travel

 
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EARTH WITHIN FLOWERS

Specializing in seasonal flowers and nature-inspired designs, Earth Within Flowers provides stunning fresh and dried floral arrangements for any occasion. Earth Within Flowers believes in supporting their environment and community by sourcing their blooms and foliage from local and regional farmers, and ethically harvesting from wild and natural areas. They have a strong commitment to both the environment and flower justice, incorporating several practices such as: composting, offering re-usable vase options, ethically harvesting foliage, and following the Fairness in Flowers Toolkit by the International Labor Rights Forum. Earth Within offers the community DIY flower workshops related to flower specific design, herbalism and the healing arts. They also recently launched Earth Within Girls, a woman-led after-school and weekend program that aims to inspire girls to connect their natural environment and internal cycles through plant wisdom and self care. 

Supports: Sustainability + Youth Development + Women’s Empowerment

Locations available: Northwest Montana + available for travel

 
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PRAIRIE GIRL FLOWERS

A floral design company that works with the natural environment and what nature gives seasonally, Prairie Girl Flowers is inspired by the colors and textures of Canada's prairies. Stewards of the natural world, Prairie Girl Flowers takes great care in selecting materials for their florals based on what's available locally, never importing products in an effort to reduce waste and their carbon footprint. They are dedicated to the seasonal flower movement and love collaborating with farmers, growers and creatives in their community. When Prairie Girl Flowers does not use what they grow, they support local growers in Alberta and B.C. They never use toxic oasis or floral foams, instead opting for materials that are naturally sourced or recyclable. Prairie Girl Flowers offers garden-inspired floral arrangements for events and everyday, seasonal garden containers, and operates a hip little flower truck at markets and festivals during the warm months.

Supports: Sustainability

Locations available: Calgary, the nearby Rocky Mountains, and parts of southern Alberta.

 
Photo: Taylore and Madye

Photo: Taylore and Madye

Tobey Nelson Wedding + Events

Dedicated to creating beautiful, relaxed and authentic events, Tobey Nelson provides floral design, event design, and planning and coordination services. Tobey's business is founded on five core principles: beauty matters; every couple deserves a beautiful, fun, meaningful, and stress-free wedding day; business practices can have positive impacts; the best weddings are a reflection of the couple; and floral design is a craft. A passionate advocate of sustainable floristry, Tobey and her team specialize in florals and plants that are locally grown, sustainably-farmed, and in-season. She never uses floral foam, and aims to make her methods as low-waste and eco-friendly as possible. Tobey is proud to hire local businesses for every event, and to pay employees a living wage. Beyond her design and planning services, Tobey also runs the Whidbey Flower Workshop to promote sustainable floristry and to empower creativity and success for floral entrepreneurs. 

Supports: Sustainability

Locations available: Whidbey Island + Greater Seattle Area 

 
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CALLUNA FLORA

Floral design studio Calluna Flora works with local growers and farmers to find the most beautiful flowers for your occasion. Inspired by nature's wild, free forms, Calluna Flora pays mindful attention to the seasons and takes advantage of Long Island's vast natural resources. In the spring of 2017, Calluna introduced a small scale organic flower growing operation and in-house composting facilities to help make the business more sustainable. Calluna Flora is owned by Heather Spagnoli, who is also the founder of the Eastport Roots Community Garden, a not-for-profit organization organically growing food for local food pantry donations.

Supports: Sustainability

Locations available: New York State

 
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FLOWERS & FANCIES

A purveyor of florals for Baltimore and Central Maryland since 1971, Flowers & Fancies provides a wide range of flowers and plants for every possible event and occasion. A proud supporter of their local community, they spearheaded a Blooms 4 A Better Bmore program in order to give back to organizations making a difference. Each quarter, Flowers & Fancies picks a different organization and creates a signature floral arrangement reflective of their mission and brand. When you order one of these arrangements, 50% of proceeds go directly to the organization. The best part? You can select any arrangement from their ever-growing list of collaborations, and the 50% donation will still apply. Flowers & Fancies also offers 20% to first responders and active military .

Supports: Non-Profit Donations

Locations available: Baltimore + Central Maryland

 
Photo credit:  Brindamour Photography

Molly Oliver Flowers

Asustainable floral design studio based in Brooklyn, New York, Molly Oliver Flowers is constantly inspired by the wild, seasonal beauty of the northeast, and driven by a desire to offer beautiful, sustainable floral design for every type of event. They source the freshest locally-grown flowers, foliages and plants from small farms that grow soil ecologically, pay fair wages, and help rural economies to grow and thrive. Molly Oliver Flowers re-uses vessels, composts all organic waste, and strictly avoids synthetic and non-biodegradable materials. They are available for events large and small across New York City and beyond, from private installations to weddings and celebrations of all kinds.

Supports: Sustainabilitys | Instagram: @mollyoliverflowers | Locations available: New York City and beyond