Tuesday, April 3 — 11:00am - 2:00pm
135 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Spruce up your home or office this Tuesday April 2 as Moral Florals is setting up shop in our Lounge. Flower arrangements available for purchase. Moral Florals bring beautiful flowers to your work space from farms that lend a hand in bringing positive changes in the lives of farm workers while using environmentally safe farming practices. In addition, after you have enjoyed them please feel free to bring back your flowers and we will:
-Re-use them to make potpourri; or
-Recycle by composting them
We sell beautiful flowers from Fair Trade Farms because of their life-changing potential. Our vision is to:
Reduce: Buy one or buy many
Reuse: Bring back your flowers and we will re-use them to make potpourri
Recycle: Bring back your flowers and we will compost them
A Fair Trade Certified farm provides their workers (who are mostly women) with safe working conditions and a fair living wage. In addition, Fair Trade farms follow environmentally friendly growing practices and in return the floral industry pays a fair price for the flowers produced.
Every purchase of Fair Trade flowers makes a difference.
We pay a 10% Fair Trade premium on all purchases from the Fair Trade Certified farms. Workers organize democratically and vote on how to use these funds.
Per Fair Trade America, “in 2013 Fairtrade flower workers earned almost $5.6 million in Premium, which they spent on education for themselves, their families and in their communities, improvements to housing, training and finance and credit services”.
Empowering Women by prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment. Leadership positions must equally represent women on Fair Trade Certified farms.
Fair Trade Certified farms provide on-site doctors and regular check-ups for their workers. They also pay social security for each of their workers; help protect the environment by banning several chemicals and helping farms develop all-natural practices to manage pests naturally instead of using chemicals.
Workers on Fair Trade farms are paid a living wage, which generally means that a single mother would be able to provide food, shelter, clothing, and basic needs for her and two children.
Many Fair Trade farms have implemented micro-lending programs that provide small loans to employees who would normally have no access to credit improve their homes, pay for emergencies, or start a small business.