MeadowSweet works hard to be as sustainable as possible. British flowers eliminate air miles and have been found to have a 90% lower carbon footprint than imported ones, Lancaster University, 2018.
Sophie has a Masters in Sustainable Development and uses 100% British flowers and 100% British (and occasionally Irish) foliage for her posies, using what is available locally and seasonally. As well as supporting large-scale British growers, she uses smaller independent growers and grows her own.
For packaging we use 100% recycled paper, bio-film stickers and unbleached cardboard with >80% recycled content. Our posy glass jars are British-made with >40% recycled content. We collect 'empties' from our regular local customers - just like the milk(
man) person and Mainland UK subscriptions are given a jar that they can reuse. We compost green waste and plant lots of bee-friendly plants.
MeadowSweet is proud to support the charity Rewilding Britain by donating 1% of its gross annual sales to help promote and increase the network of wild spaces across Britain.
To find out more about Sophie, read our About us page.