Fairtrade Rose Collection
Our founder Rosebie Morton is is adamant that it is our duty to leave the land we farm and the world around us in a better condition than we found it. So you can be sure that the roses in the arrangements you order from The Real Flower Company fairtrade rose collection meet the standards of Fairtrade flowers.
These ethical flowers are grown by a community workforce on our sister farm in Kenya, which is certified as having the highest social and environmental standards. You can be sure that our roses not only improve your life but contribute to the health and wealth of many others.
Are all your flowers Fairtrade?
No, only roses grown on our Kenyan sister farm qualify as Fairtrade flowers. But you can rest assured that the flowers and foliage from our English flower farms are grown with care for the environment in a way that is sustainable and as near to organic as possible. Our farm has been awarded a LEAF Marque, which covers how we manage soil and water, conserve energy, protect our crops, enhance wildlife habitats and work with our local community. You can find out more about the way we grow our flower here.
Where are your Fairtrade roses grown?
These Fairtrade flowers are grown on Tambuzi, our sister farm at the foot of Mt Kenya. Providing work for 500 men and women and contributing funding, time and energy to local charities and initiatives, the sustainably run farm has no need for the excessive heat and light required in the UK during winter, while using spare capacity on passenger planes to export the blooms further limits the environmental impact.