Green Decor is a flower shop started three years ago by three friends, two landscape architects and an IT specialist, specializing in selling Czech-grown and Fairtrade certified flowers and plants. This is probably the first flower shop in the Czech Republic seeking Fair Flowers Fair Plants certification, a unique system that provides ethical and sustainable growing practices and allows buyers to trace the origin of flowers back to specific farms. In addition to Czech flower farms and international Fairtrade certified suppliers, Green Decor also sources some flowers, herbs and spices from their own organic and soon-to-be Fairtrade certified farm near Prague, managed by the owners with the help of volunteers. They also sell natural gardening supplies and accessories. Prices are only slightly above average, or in some cases even cheaper than typical flower shops.
“A lot of people are surprised flowers come from Africa, where many farmers work without protection from toxic chemicals used for cultivation. The industry also impacts migrating birds. We wanted to make our shop different and therefore we cooperate directly with Czech gardeners, unlike other shops who buy wholesale and don’t know the origin of their flowers.” – Míša Krobová, co-owner