What is ‘shop local to grow local’?
A lot of what we believe in here at Fifth Avenue Florists is laughs, creativity and individuality. To create this environment for our little studio, we need local suppliers so we can keep creating our one of a kind bouquets for any occasion. Although seasons change and customers come and go, we have a commitment to supporting local growers here in Australia, so we shop local.
When you support locally owned businesses, it helps both the local economy and supports employment in the community. This year, the Queensland Government introduced a “Go Local, Grow Local” initiative. This campaign aims to help local businesses in educating their local community on their services and products. For us here at Fifth Avenue Florist, we not only believe in literally “growing” local, but supporting our local suppliers.
So what does this really mean?
Numerous studies support that by spending $100 at a local business, on average 58% of your spent money gets regenerated through that community! That is in comparison to if you spent the money at a multinational corporation.
Some of the local suppliers we use are:
Run by Jony and Jo, Bigleaf Boutique is located in a secluded part of the Byron Bay hinterlands. This beautiful business specialises in growing GIANT foliage and creating tropical installations for any occasion. Luckily for us, this means they help bring to life our beautiful arrangements from season to season.
Imagine a full, blooming greenhouse that is filled with beautiful roses and gerberas. One of our favourite suppliers, Currey Flowers, is a family-owned and operated Australian business. This beautiful business has been producing premium-quality flowers for over 45 years!
How to support and shop local
So, whether you’re a local simply having a browse, or you’re purchasing flowers for a special occasion, thank you for supporting us so we can keep supporting our local community.