Little Botanica has been rooted in strong and distinctive values and ethics since it was founded in 2008. Back then we were an active member of Say No To Plastics. We made our best effort to source flowers locally and minimise our impact on the planet. Today our business has grown and alongside it has our desire to have a positive impact on our landscape, community and suppliers.
We're on our way to Zero Waste! We sort and recycle our waste in the workspace and contract responsible waste management companies to recycle it for us. We strive to use natural and recyclable materials as much as possible; our bouquets are wrapped in paper not cellophane, arrangements are placed in water not flower foam.
By switching our lighting to LED we have reduced our electricity consumption and strive to buy the electricity we do use from a renewable energy source.
Our people are important to us; we will always pay a fair wage and never offer unpaid internships.
It is very important to us to know where our flowers come from. We're on first name terms with our suppliers and growers in The Netherlands and visit them regularly. Every flower we purchase comes from a farm with fair labour standards and proper stewardship of the environment.
We are a proud supporter of Plan BEE with our own dedicated hive of 60,000 Little Bees located in The National Trust for Scotland's Greenbank Gardens in Clarkston, Glasgow. Bees are tireless pollinators of trees, plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits. Not only are they essential to the health of our eco-system; they are vital to the world’s agricultural economy. Lets face it without the Bees there would be no flowers!