About Our Coffin Design


Entirely handmade and woven from English Heritage Willow varieties.

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Natural, ethical, biodegradable and handmade in the UK

Our coffin design takes inspiration from the oval and teardrop forms, using a long horseshoe shape for all our wicker coffins. We believe that the beauty of a good wicker casket, is to recognise the natural shape of the body and character of the deceased.

We like to maximise the use of sustainable, locally sourced willow in the design of our coffins and caskets so that we can further support willow cultivation and producers.

Our wicker coffins all have woven willow bases, rather than a wooden board, we believe this adds to the integrity of the design and avoids using highly manufactured materials, that do not meet our eco-friendly design criteria. Our woven coffin bases are reinforced with wooden slats which provide the coffin with ample strength to hold the necessary weight.

The structural framework of our wicker coffins is made from a variety of ethically grown, native English hardwood. Steam bent willow creates the curved shapes, while our straight coffin sides and base slats are made from Ash and Larch sourced locally in Sussex or elsewhere in Southeast England.

All our handmade wicker coffins come fitted with a full coffin liner, made up of a biodegradable waterproof protective layer and a natural calico cotton outer layer.

Both of our wicker coffin designs are appropriate for cremation and natural burials. Many natural or woodland burial grounds specify that all coffins buried there are non-toxic and completely biodegradable – our natural wicker willow coffins meet these criteria, making them suitable for all types of funeral service or cremation.

Wicker Coffins from Natural English Willow | Sussex Willow Coffins

Wicker Coffins from Natural English Willow | Sussex Willow Coffins

More about our English Willow

Heritage Willow grown sustainably in Sussex

We are always looking to improve our carbon footprint and reduce the distance that materials for our coffins have travelled.

Our aim is to source all of our coffin making materials in the local area, within the next few years. Find out more about how we source our willow HERE.

Wicker Coffin from Natural English Willow | Sussex Willow Coffins


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Wicker Coffins from Natural English Willow | Sussex Willow Coffins


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