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Malama 'Aina

Loosely translated malama 'aina means to care for the land. For us, this means working to limit the impact our business has on the environment. From reducing packing material for deliveries while trying to ensure our product is delivered in high quality condition to sourcing material locally while still offering our clients a wide ranging selection of botanical products, we are continually looking for ways to improve our practices. We have started offering our clients the opportunity to return any of our product at a subsequent delivery time with $5 credit issued for any ceramic, metal or glass vessel. What are we doing with all the material? Plants will be sent to our nursery for revival (if possible) and reuse. Any oasis foam, pots or other floral supply material will be reused wherever possible in our large temporary installations. If a vessel is in perfect condition, we will reuse it, if not, we will reuse it as a vessel within a vessel, creatively placed within a larger installation or cover or paint for reuse. Finding ways to reduce and reuse our material has turned out to be both artistically and creatively challenging for us...and just the kind of challenge we both love! We hope you all will participate in our commitment to malama 'aina and if you have any suggestions or comments on how we may continue to improve please email them to us at info@helemelebotanicals.com.

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