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Slow flowers

Since the 1990s, the flower industry too has been globalized. In 2013 the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) was set up with the goal that 90% of flowers traded on the international market would come from sustainable farms by 2020. The slow flower movement are tending towards an alternative approach; they are choosing to grow flowers organically and outdoors, and then using short supply chains to deliver them to their customers.

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L’envol du colibri in Namur: the fashion boutique doing its part

After two and half years of selling clothes via private sales and at fair trade shows, at the end of 2019 Sophie Depas and Esther Sougné opened the L’envol du colibri boutique in Namur. They support the idea of ethical and sustainable fashion, through brands for both women and men. An interview with the two ladies.

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Biogarantie Belgium label: combining organic farming, local production and fair trade

The Biogarantie label is in the process of evolving towards a Biogarantie Belgium label. Objective ? To be ever more responsible and demanding on the notion of “organic”, to highlight Belgian production and processing, to guarantee a fair price for the workers in the agricultural chain, in short, a whole set of specifications defined by the farmers themselves in agreement with the other operators in the sector. This also represents a challenge of pooling points of view.

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Slow flowers

Since the 1990s, the flower industry too has been globalized. In 2013 the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) was set up with the goal that 90% of flowers traded on the international market would come from sustainable farms by 2020. The slow flower movement are tending towards an alternative approach; they are choosing to grow flowers organically and outdoors, and then using short supply chains to deliver them to their customers.

Read more »

L’envol du colibri in Namur: the fashion boutique doing its part

After two and half years of selling clothes via private sales and at fair trade shows, at the end of 2019 Sophie Depas and Esther Sougné opened the L’envol du colibri boutique in Namur. They support the idea of ethical and sustainable fashion, through brands for both women and men. An interview with the two ladies.

Read more »

Biogarantie Belgium label: combining organic farming, local production and fair trade

The Biogarantie label is in the process of evolving towards a Biogarantie Belgium label. Objective ? To be ever more responsible and demanding on the notion of “organic”, to highlight Belgian production and processing, to guarantee a fair price for the workers in the agricultural chain, in short, a whole set of specifications defined by the farmers themselves in agreement with the other operators in the sector. This also represents a challenge of pooling points of view.

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