Fair Flowers Fair Plants grace Swedish royal wedding

Sustainably cultivated flowers and plants with the consumer label Fair Flowers Fair Plants (FFP) accreditation provided the centre piece at Europe's biggest Royal wedding since Charles and Diana this weekend (June 19).

Princess Victoria of Sweden and her new husband Daniel Westling chose large flowered Phalaenopsis grown in Holland using ethical technology developed in Sweden.

Swedish company Svensson developed the climate screens used to grow the flowers.

Executive vice president Ludvig Svensson said he was proud to have contributed to the event:

"Social responsibility has been one of the cornerstones of Svensson's success in the last thirty years and will remain so for years to come and I'm happy to see that Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling have requested flowers that have been grown in an environmentally conscious manner.  Svensson's energy saving screens provide measurable energy saving benefits - of up to 70% - saving tons of oil and gas, as well as reducing CO2 emissions.

"Together with other climate screen benefits, such as diffused light, maximum light transmission and flame retardant options it provides the grower with tools as well as the peace of mind to focus on producing the best quality crops."

The wedding took place in Stockholm Cathedral where Princess Victoria was given away by King Carl XVI.


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