New organic certificate: SKAL biocontrol

Sustainability

3 min

Sustainability

06 Sept 2023

by Henny

Organic flowers and plants Our commitment

You may have seen that we have some certificates for our flowers and now we are thrilled to announce that we’ve gained another organic certificate: SKAL biocontrol. This means that we can sell our flowers and plants under the NL-BIO-01 label. How cool!

About Organic flowers and plants

As you can read in our ‘Organic flowers’ blog, organic flowers and plants are grown in the most sustainable way possible without using harmful chemicals. This ensures that they maintain their natural appearance, scent, and color. They are not only safe for us, but also for bees and the planet! Helping to promote biodiversity and a better climate. When you see the SKAL certificate or the NL-BIO-01 label, you are ensured that the product is/contains a minimum of 95% genuine organic ingredients. No harmful pesticides or chemicals!

Our commitment to Sustainability

At Hoek flowers we believe in sustainability, you can read more about it in other blogs we’ve written. Our goal is to provide flowers and plants that are both beautiful to us and the planet, that is why we collaborate with leading growers that are all slowly starting to expand their range of organic flowers and way of growing.

If you are interested in sustainable flowers, check out our offerings in the webshop or send us a message/DM for more information!

Sustainable flowers

You might also like

Hoek Exclusive - From Saving Points to the Hills of Italy

Inside Hoek One of the big advantages of being a Hoek Exclusive member? I would say: Hoek Flower Trips! Meeting florists, growers and discovering the ins and outs of flower business in another country. This time our journey brought us, together with an amazing group of florists, to the gorgeous Riviera dei Fiori, aka The Flower Coast. This informative and fun trip is all about discovering the origin and cultivation method of the Mediterranean products we offer in our web shop. A mixed group of florists from the UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the US gathered to join the Hoek team on this great adventure.

Inside Hoek One of the big advantages of being a Hoek Exclusive member? I would say: Hoek Flower Trips! Meeting florists, growers and discovering the ins and outs of flower business in another country. This time our journey brought us, together with an amazing group of florists, to the gorgeous Riviera dei Fiori, aka The Flower Coast. This informative and fun trip is all about discovering the origin and cultivation method of the Mediterranean products we offer in our web shop. A mixed group of florists from the UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the US gathered to join the Hoek team on this great adventure.

30 January 2024

Buy Flowers, Save Points – Hoek Exclusive Loyalty Program

Inside Hoek One thing every florist has in common… buying flowers. Some buy their flowers locally, some buy them everywhere, and some buy them loyally. At Hoek flowers we recognize the dedication and hard work that goes into finding the right flowers that fit with your work and style, but also budget and color palette. There are many things you must keep in mind when you purchase your flowers, especially for weddings or events.

Inside Hoek One thing every florist has in common… buying flowers. Some buy their flowers locally, some buy them everywhere, and some buy them loyally. At Hoek flowers we recognize the dedication and hard work that goes into finding the right flowers that fit with your work and style, but also budget and color palette. There are many things you must keep in mind when you purchase your flowers, especially for weddings or events.

23 January 2024

Origin Direct flowers from Kenya

Webshop We have some exciting news! We are expanding our Origin Direct stocks with flowers straight from the beautiful country of… Kenya. As many of you might know, we already do this with flowers from South America and South Africa, straight from the farms to your doorstep! South Africa, South America, and Kenya might sound similar, but when it comes to flowers, there are a lot of differences. Read on and find out! A few of our buyers visited our growers in Kenya in October, they were able to visit twelve farms and they told us everything about them so, we have put together this blog about the country and its flowers. Among all the countries of the African continent, Kenya is the largest exporter of cut flowers. Buyer Cees explains: “Many flowers are grown in Kenya, and the number is still increasing. About 10 years ago, mainly roses came from Kenya. But times are changing. Now, all types of summer flowers come from there as well”. This is why we wanted to offer you the ability to purchase flowers direct from these farms too, no unnecessary travel stops but straight to your flower shop.

Webshop We have some exciting news! We are expanding our Origin Direct stocks with flowers straight from the beautiful country of… Kenya. As many of you might know, we already do this with flowers from South America and South Africa, straight from the farms to your doorstep! South Africa, South America, and Kenya might sound similar, but when it comes to flowers, there are a lot of differences. Read on and find out! A few of our buyers visited our growers in Kenya in October, they were able to visit twelve farms and they told us everything about them so, we have put together this blog about the country and its flowers. Among all the countries of the African continent, Kenya is the largest exporter of cut flowers. Buyer Cees explains: “Many flowers are grown in Kenya, and the number is still increasing. About 10 years ago, mainly roses came from Kenya. But times are changing. Now, all types of summer flowers come from there as well”. This is why we wanted to offer you the ability to purchase flowers direct from these farms too, no unnecessary travel stops but straight to your flower shop.

15 January 2024

Pink is the new Blue – Hoek flowers Charity

Inside Hoek January… the first month of a new year, sounds exciting but it can be a bit depressing also. The Christmas lights and trees disappear, everything goes back to normal, and the first upcoming holiday takes a while. That’s why we want to spread some positivity and smiles and what better way to do that than with flowers? Instead of feeling blue, we’re going Pink!

Inside Hoek January… the first month of a new year, sounds exciting but it can be a bit depressing also. The Christmas lights and trees disappear, everything goes back to normal, and the first upcoming holiday takes a while. That’s why we want to spread some positivity and smiles and what better way to do that than with flowers? Instead of feeling blue, we’re going Pink!

10 January 2024

Looking for the best flowers?

Register here