Coffins must be environmentally friendly and bio-degradable.
There are many different kinds of coffin available, from cardboard, through to willow and bamboo to solid pine. They come in lovely pastel colours or can be printed with beautiful designs. Eco-pod coffins are available, made from very strong papier-mache, in a variety of finishes. Simple shrouds, hand-made from sheeps wool are ideal for natural, green burial.
Your funeral director will be able to supply a suitable coffin, but the following are some that we can particularly recommend:
Cambrian Mountain Willow are a cottage industry based in Mid Wales. They create beautiful coffins using willow grown in the Upper Wye Valley. Tel: 01597 860677.
Rustling Trees Willow Coffins, hand made in Mid-Wales.
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Winter Willow make coffins from English Willow. This is a community project supporting homeless people in Cambridge.
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Bellacouche, shrouds made from wool from rare-breed Welsh sheep.
Greenfield Creations, pretty cardboard coffins, manufactured and decorated in England.
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Sunset Coffins make tactile and colourful coffins in Gloucestershire from recycled paper. Contact us for more information.
Fine Timber Products based in Tenbury Wells supply woven coffins in many different materials, such as willow, bamboo and banana leaf.
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