I’m Jesi Clark, owner of Flowerfolk Design. I was raised in Alaska, where my family owned a landscape design business. Between the hours spent tending plants in our greenhouse and those spent romping in the woods, picking berries and wildflowers, I developed a deep love and appreciation for plants and the environment. In 2005 I moved to Key West, Florida, where chance led me to a job in a charming shop overlooking the historic harbor. After relocating to the Pacific Northwest and discovering a community of designers and growers coming together to promote locally grown flowers and develop sustainable design techniques, I knew that I'd found my place. I honed my design skills though an internship with Kelly Sullivan of Botanique, and during several years spent freelancing on weddings throughout the Puget Sound region. In 2016 I founded Flowerfolk Design, aiming to share the joy and magic of fresh flowers with others.
The Flowerfolk Philosophy
Pleasure and sustainability are the guiding principles of all that we do at Flowerfolk Design, and to us, they are interwoven. First and foremost, we believe that the giving and receiving of flowers should be a sensual and joy-filled experience. Wether you come to to us for the flowers you'll carry down the aisle, or a simple gift to brighten a friend's day, we aim to deliver the freshest, most beautiful flowers we can find, and to make the process fuss-free and pleasant from beginning to end.
It's difficult for us to fully enjoy flowers that we know were grown halfway around the world, and come laden with not only a large environmental and social cost, but a load of chemicals on their petals. The first thing many people to when they receive a bouquet is to bury their nose it, after all! Our conscience dictates that we source our product from local and regional sources whenever possible. Thus, the vast majority of the flowers we buy come from the one of three west coast states: Washington, Oregon or California. Often, we know the farmer who grew the blooms that wind up in your bouquet. Not only is sourcing this way the more sustainable choice, but the freshness and sheer vivaciosness of, say, a locally grown dahlia, is unbeatable.
If you find yourself wanting to know more about local flowers, we suggest starting with the resources at www.slowflowers.com. If you're curious about our process at Flowerfolk, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love the opportunity to discuss this topic, and are just as passionate about sustainability as we are about flowers!