Hey, I’m Kim, owner of Romeo & Succulent. I have a genuine love of the natural world and I’m super passionate about the environment. Call me a geek if you like.
After years of travelling the globe (the photo above was taken in remote Argentina and probably sparked my obsession with cacti) fuelled by a childhood spent in the great outdoors, I made it a priority not just in my business but in my life, to be committed to looking after the world around us. Here is a list of the steps I am taking to become more sustainable and reduce my impact on the environment;
The unique option of hiring plants for your event, and therefore be used again and again, reduces the need for ‘one use’ or throwaway items
I use British grown plants and flowers where possible
I have a strict recycling policy in my studio and any offcuts or waste are put into the composter which is then reused in my garden to grow more flowers (and veg!)
My business cards/flyers are printed on material made from recycled t-shirts
I avoid printing as much as possible (partly because I HATE paperwork!) and send quotes etc via email/PDF.
I use no floral foam in almost all of my floral installations, however, very rarely there is no alternative but to use floral foam, in this case I use the new biodegradable Oasis in floral designs
My hand delivered bouquets always come completely plastic free (no aqua wrapping) to avoid the use of plastic cellophane