Over the last 50 years: the flower industry globalised and expanded with cut flowers air-Freighted across the world every day. Floral design has also reached new frontiers driven by convenience and increasing consumer expectations. Today modern floristry is unsustainable. A Foundation in Sustainable Floristry explores the industry’s issues — from the impacts of flower farming: to inequities in the global supply chain and the flood of plastic waste — with solutions for change. Students will discover a better way to approach floristry. Our evidence-driven program gives students a practical pathway to sustainability emphasising the important role florists play as ambassadors for nature.
The SFN brings together the knowledge of academics, industry leaders and champions for a better industry to create more sustainable models for design and doing business.
We provide florists and consumers with the latest information about sustainability, specifically as it relates to floristry. We refer to science to establish the facts and we consult our expert advisors for guidance in understanding and applying this information.
We support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and a transition to a circular economy.