"Flower Designs with the Environment in Mind"
We take pride in creating interesting flower designs with a consciousness of environmentally friendly products and materials. Since our opening in the early 1980's we made it a point that everything we make has to end up somewhere afterwards. Of we begin with a product that is environmentally friendly we create a smaller footprint on our environment. We also believe in recycling glass, ceramic and other media that doesn't need to end up as landfill or take up space unnecessarily.
We utilize glass, bio-plastics, and recycled / recyclable materials. Our cut flowers are sourced from growers that use chemicals that do not have harsh effects on our earth. We avoid growers that use organophosphates, lead arsenic, DDT and chemicals that can leave dangerous residues and ultimately have a negative effect on wildlife and us.
When we opened in the early 1980's nobody knew what a rainforest was, let alone why we chose that name for a flower shop. The idea is that we are a sustainable entity that is constantly evolving and getting better and better. Today words like organic, sustainable, and recyclable are well known. Back in the 1980's green was just a color. We've come a long way. But we still have so much to show, get people involved and participate in keeping our environment well and on going.
The name Rainforest was chosen for its reminiscent of the rain forest where life cycles and recycles. What a marvelous plan to create such a business that can mimic that same principle. Thus the name Rainforest was chosen. We have since embodied our philosophy with ethical growing of plants that do not use excessive chemicals (which also harm our wildlife) or employed by child laborers (you’d be surprised what you may buy from your grocery store comes from regions of highest child labor infractions) or enslaves indigenous peoples or reducing their agricultural lands to fill quotas required by mega wholesalers, distributors, brokerage houses.
We borrow ideas of many indigenous lands where people have worked with their ecology, living as partners for life. We also strive for this partnership in the way we do our business.
One of our main goals is to enrich the heritage culture of our ancestors in today’s hectic lifestyle. Whether you’re Asian, European, Polynesian, African, etc, a collective philosophy of giving back to nature, “take the best of life and always pass that along,” ideal is what we try to evoke in everything we do.
Flowers is such an enriching and endearing aspect of our culture. It should be done with finesse and license to awaken our spirits, our minds and our hearts. If these goals are not achieved, then the art of flower design has nothing to offer. We always look ahead, never going back. The art of flower design goes back many centuries. Simply it is a way to express oneself using flowers as the media. The idea is simple, but what it achieves cannot be replaced with any other media that can have such a profound effect on us. Like a rain forest, we are also evolving foward.
Our website itself is an evolving process. We incorporate zodiac signs in our use of flowers and numbers. Flower selections in our arrangements evolve around our strong involvement with horoscope and astrological influences. We are also governed by the sun, moon and its relationship with Earth. We follow numerological and base our philosophies on Feng Shui and other ancient practices. We would like to keep this rhythm in motion in everything we do. Much thought goes into the making of an arrangement at Rainforest.
We also have a selection at the store during normal business hours.
Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm, Saturday 7 am to noon
Closed on Sundays.
If you require specific information, emailing us is best. Otherwise please call/email ahead to schedule an appointment for someone to assist you in your needs. Please note we may not be able to assist you walking in during the busiest flower holidays of the year. (Mother's Day, Valentines, Christmas, Etc.) so please plan ahead.
1016 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States
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