There are many options when it comes to choosing a coffin. We have coffins crafted from willow / wicker, cane, wool, bamboo, wood, pandanus, cardboard, seagrass, cardboard and banana leaf.
Bamboo Coffins. These are beautifully made and a more decorative choice for a green funeral. The production encourages the use of traditional skills ensuring that the manufacturing processes are kept as green as possible and allowing the craftsmen to maintain their time honoured livelyhoods. They have just been given the Fair Trade Organization Mark. The coffins are 100% natural and biodegradeable and the bamboo is grown in sustainable plantations licensed by the Chinese Government. Pandas do not eat this species of bamboo.
Willow Coffins are another attractive alternative. We have around fourteen different styles; some are made in Somerset England from locally grown willow, others are crafted in Poland. They come in a variety of natural golden colours, or a light buff colour; some can have a band of brighter colour. Some are traditional coffin shaped, others have softer rounded ends.
Yorkshire Wool Coffins and Natural Organic Cotton Coffins are natural, sustainable and biodegradable. They have an attractive and soft feel; they are reinforced with recycled cardboard and jute. The coffin is personalised with an embroidered woollen or cotton name plate.
Seagrass Coffins are an attractive light colour and can have additional rings for flowers. They are produced in China and come from a factory with ethical employment policies.
Cane Coffins come in traditional or round ended shapes. They are a lovely natural light buff colour.
The simplest choice for an eco-friendly funeral is a cardboard coffin. They are easily paintable (we are more than happy to do this for you or, if you prefer you can do it yourself). It is also possible to provide a drape to cover the coffin if you feel that it looks too unorthodox. We also have colourful cardboard coffins with an ivy, poppy or autumn leaf print.
Plain Pine Coffins
Plain Pine Coffins are made from solid wood from sustainable sources. They are unvarnished and even the pegs to hold the lid in place are biodegradable.
Traditional Coffins are made from environmentally sustainable paulownia wood from responsibly managed forests. They come in mahogany, light and mid oak effects.
Banana Leaf Coffins
Banana leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative. Banana leafs are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional home building in the tropical areas, roofs and fences are made of thatched dry banana leaves.
We can offer a huge range of decorative coffins from Colourful Coffins. These depict nature scenes (sunsets, sunflowers, poppy fields, harvests etc), animals (leopard print, tiger print zebra print), sports (including football coffins, golf coffins, tennis coffins) and , flags (any flag including the union jack, st georges flag, irish flag etc), hobbies and interests. You can also have your own photographs made into a design.