Mayesh Design Star: Sustainable Mechanics & Flower Pillar
In her first Design Star video, Sue introduces the topic of Sustainable Floristry and discusses the responsibility florists have to be aware of their environmental impact and ways to reduce our footprint. We truly couldn't have asked for a better introduction because Sue so perfectly articulated our thoughts on Sustainability and aligns very closely with our philosophy.
The goal of this year is to make this big, intimidating, somewhat "trendy" topic feel more inclusive & accessible to all florists, and give tangible approaches and ideas on how to make small changes within your business. We are well aware that being 100% sustainable is nearly impossible, but that shouldn't scare us away from trying at all. Incremental changes and an awareness of our impacts on the environment are the best way to start, and we hope to inspire florists to join the movement in any capacity!
To start us off, Sue dives right into some tangible solutions by introducing her favorite sustainable mechanics, ranging from tiny pin frogs to larger options for big arrangements. She then demonstrates designing a "Floral Pillar" using a large reusable mechanic that she had custom welded to be used over & over.
12" Holly Chapple "Dahlia Urn"
18" Syndicate Sales Florist Netting
Floral Genius 4.5” round hairpin frog
Extra large flower frog Floral Fabrications “flower frog 200”
Green Hanging Amaranthus | 40 stems
Ammi Majus | 40 stems
Bells of Ireland | 10 stems
Lilac | 15 stems
Narcissus | 40 stems
Clematis | 30 stems
Large calla lily | 7 stems
Host & Designer: Sue McLeary | Passionflower Sue
Videographer: Tell Studios