Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
BLP Commerce, Inc., the parent company of eco-lifestyle brand Organic Bouquet (http://www.OrganicBouquet.com), is proud to announce today a long-term partnership agreement with world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes. Together, the companies will design and market a line of eco-elegant floral gift products that ensure workers are paid fair livable wages under certified sustainable standards.
Organic Bouquet, located in Central Florida, is a mission-based company focusing on environmental, social and economic sustainability. Organic Bouquet’s flowers are grown in a manner that is not only environmentally friendly, but also provides outstanding resources for farm workers and artisans by providing zero-interest loans, childcare, healthcare, education, environmental protection, and more. Certified Sustainable Farms employ over 60% women from surrounding villages and pay fair, livable wages that far exceed government minimum mandates.
“Sustainably grown gift products provide valuable jobs and environmental protections in areas that often suffer from low wage and high use of toxic synthetic chemicals,” said Robert McLaughlin, CEO of BLP Commerce. “We’re so excited for this new partnership, and look forward to working with Anne and her talented team on projects from sustainable farming to socially empowering business practices.”
The Anne Geddes Collection will debut on http://www.organicbouquet.com in time for the holiday season, and a full retail collection will hit retailers nationwide by Mother's Day 2014.
“I’ve always been fascinated by elements of nature, and in particular an admiration for flowers, which aside from babies are my favorite things to photograph. Their purity, color, lines and form constantly inspire me. In fact I often see parallels between the miracles of nature and newborn babies as they are both inextricably linked in a wondrous cycle that we so frequently take for granted.” As the great American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nature is loved by what is best in us.” Partnering with Organic Bouquet was an easy decision,” said Anne.
ABOUT BLP COMMERCE, INC
BLP Commerce, Inc. is a family of environmental and socially responsible brands. OrganicBouquet.com is the flagship brand, the largest online retail florist offering organic and eco-friendly gifts for all occasions. OrganicBouquet.com was recently added to Internet Retailer’s prestigious Second Top 500 list; TotalFloral is the wholesale division for the company and holds farm direct supply of certified sustainable floral products; Xtranet Solutions is a green IT company based in Central Florida focused on managed services for its clients and is an authorized reseller for HP, Cisco, Microsoft and over 25 cloud service providers.
ABOUT ANNE GEDDES
One of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured and loved.