Alain de Mooij, founder of DMIDF and seller
“The great thing about this market is that we perform a worldwide search–Brazil, Tunisia, Italy…you name it. In addition, the dried flower sector is really something we do together. In the Netherlands, we manage flower cultivation together with our growers. Ronald and Teun also develop the bouquets–again, together with the growers. That camaraderie makes our work feel ‘one-of-a-kind’ special.
My task is more managerial, in terms of handling appointments and organisational and logistical activities. Still, this is one of our biggest and most difficult challenges: the harvest has to be completed in one or two months, but with all the planning we must do, our work is year-round!”