Modern day artificial flowers are incredibly realistic, most people need to touch or smell them to distinguish them from their real counterpart. They offer an easy and low maintenance option adding colour and feel to a room with a relatively small expense. The majority of artificial flowers are now imported from Thailand and China as intensive hand labour is a must to produce such a realistic product. Faux Flowers are becoming incredibly popular amongst decorators as they are not season dependent, meaning you can create any sort of interior feel you want regardless of time of year.
Artificial flowers can be made from a wide variety of materials. Polyester is a very popular fabric because of its low cost, durability and ability to accept dyes and glues. Plastic is used for the stems, berries and other fruits etc. Paper, cotton, parchment, latex, rubber, sateen and dried materials are also very popular choices for flowers. More upscale flowers are composed of silk, rayon and cotton. All of our artificial flowers and stems have a wire structure making them easily molded to fit your desired shape. We use oasis (green foam which you can stick fake flowers into to hold them in place) when constructing arrangements as it acts as a sturdy structure to hold and maintain the shape of your artificial flower arrangements.
The majority of silk flowers are sold by stem. The designs are based on the real versions, when a manufacturer plans to make a new design of a flower they will take a real stem and dissect it using the actual plant parts for models. The real petals and leaves are used to create templates; this requires a lot of skill and precision. Once the templates are made the manufacturing can begin. The designs are influenced greatly by current trends, manufacturers must attend trade shows to study the latest trends in order to bring you the most up to date and current fake flowers.
The process below is how an artificial flower stem is made:
There are no by-products from the manufacturing of silk flowers. Waste is very limited and this includes wire and excess fabric disposal. All dyes used are natural and can be recycled. This makes them a very economical and environmentally friendly option.
What do we do?
We search and order the highest quality artificial flowers from our suppliers ensuring it is all up to date with modern trends. We then check all the flowers for damage and quality, if they meet our standards we can go onto arranging them into contemporary and stylish artificial flower arrangements.