These Bamboo Coffins are hand made in China from material grown and cropped in licensed plantations. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world (up to 3-4 feet/day). When it is cropped it quickly grows back. Pandas do not eat the species of bamboo.
The factory where the bamboo coffins are crafted in China have been awarded Fair-trade status. This is in recognition of the fact that we have enabled our craftsmen to prosper whilst maintaining their time-honoured livelihoods. They are transported by sea to the UK, “Russian-doll-style” – inside each other, maximising space thus minimising transport and fuel costs. The manufacturer calculates that the carbon footprint of our adult coffin from China to the UK uses no more fuel than a car journey of 4.63 miles.
The bamboo coffins are a traditional coffin shape or round-ended shape. We have a plain Bamboo Eco (which comes in quite large sizes, up to 84×26 inches, the largest eco-coffin available) and the more ornate Bamboo Lattice.
Our bamboo coffins are certified by The Coffin, Casket and Shroud Association for quality and strength.
These coffins are popular for woodland burial as they are entirely bio-degradeable and from a sustainable resource.
Other natural coffins available are crafted from; cardboard, willow/wicker, pandanus, seagrass, woven pineapple leaves, woven water hyacinth leaves, papier mache, and jute.
All our eco-coffins are suitable for traditional, green burial or green cremation.