Florists Supply Ltd.
Florists Supply Ltd. carries fresh flowers, a full range of everyday floral supplies, permanent botanicals, décor and event products, giftware, and a full Christmas line. We are a direct importer, wholesaler and manufacturer providing quality products and superior customer service to businesses in Canada since 1935. Our head office is located in Winnipeg with additional locations in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
We pledge to fulfill our customers. needs by providing best value through:
Consistent product quality
A friendly and caring environment for customers and employees
The Fresh Flower department offers flowers from all over the world, providing customers variety throughout the year. Buying is done from fresh flower farms in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, United States, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Peru, Kenya, Holland, France, Italy, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. We work directly with the farms on a weekly basis and our buying team regularly visits farms.
Our Supply department stocks everything from everyday design essentials to one of the widest selections of permanent botanicals and decorative accessories in North America. By direct importing we offer unique items on trend with today's designs & interiors.
We take great pride in our customer service. In Fresh Flowers each customer is assigned a Service Representative. Service Representatives in Fresh Flowers & Supplies pick their own orders to ensure consistency in product quality is delivered. They are an excellent resource for industry and design information.
Fairtrade Flowers and Florists Supply
Fairtrade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. It is the most recognized ethical label in the world. When you choose Fairtrade flowers you support a program that focuses on environmental sustainability, fair prices to producers in developing countries, worker's rights and protections along with community development. Fairtrade products are sold in over 125 countries and produced by over 1.3 million farmers and workers. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers, and gold. More information on Fairtrade can be found on the Fairtrade Canada website www.fairtrade.ca and also on the flower dedicated website of Fairtrade International www.fairtrade.net/flowers.html
Currently the majority of Fairtrade flowers are roses grown in Ecuador and Kenya. Ecuador roses are the traditional high quality large headed flowers your customers are familiar with. Kenyan roses are a lower cost smaller headed alternative for higher volume cash and carry sales. In either case we offer a variety of options and weekly quantities to fit your needs. Both options are packed in smaller sized bunches allowing them to be sold as 100% Fairtrade if the packaging remains intact. At this time we do not offer any other varieties of flowers as Fairtrade due to lack of availability.
We feel we can greatly increase the availability, awareness and consumption of Fairtrade in Canada with the support of our customers allowing consumers to effect change when purchasing flowers. Beyond the benefits to the environment, workers and producers your association with Fairtrade even in a small way is a positive image boost to your business and to the industry.