Eco Friendly Coffins UK
Eco Friendly Funeral Coffins & Cremation Urns
Our eco friendly coffins are hand crafted in the UK and woven from natural English Heritage Willow. These eco friendly caskets are made to be suited to natural burial, cremation and traditional funerals. Hand crafted natural coffins from Sussex Willow Coffins, are well suited as an eco friendly coffin for any choice of final resting place.
Willow Eco Coffin
Alongside the wider used and more common Buff Willow, which has been boiled and stripped of its bark. Our sustainable and Natural Willow Coffins have the willow as it is in nature; with the bark on and the scent of willow wood still present.
These unique features make our hand crafted eco friendly coffin the biodegradable and eco coffins of choice. A great alternative to a recycled cardboard coffin and wooden coffins; for those who are truly concerned about the impact of funeral services on the environment.
Our Unique & Eco Friendly Natural Willow Coffin
- Made from natural Green Willow
- Scent of the Willow wood still present
- Willow species: Black Maul and Flaunders Red
- Load bearing sisal rope handles
- Locally coppiced Hazel clasps
- Fully fitted eco friendly liner
- Stock sizes or custom made to order
Eco Friendly Funeral Caskets
Biodegradable and Untreated Green Willow
Free of chemicals and harsh stripping of the wood; because of this our wicker coffins retain many of the willow’s natural features. Bark on willow is known as Green Willow, it still has the wood bark and aroma. Other than giving a very natural look to the coffin, another benefit of using Green Willow for our eco friendly caskets, is that it squeaks less when the coffin is moved.
Suited to Woodland and Natural Burial
Natural burial grounds in the UK hold well placed and strict rules around the types of coffins, caskets and urns that can be used. Our all natural coffins made from Green Willow; are well matched for a green funeral and to the stipulations of Natural Burial Sites and Woodland Burial Sites alike.
Eco Friendly Coffins & Urns for Cremation
Eco Coffins that are made for Cremation
The Green Willow we use to make our eco friendly caskets is a fast growing and sustainable wood resource; which makes it very good for the short life span of cremated coffins and urns. With no chemical used or finish added to our wicker coffins, because of this they are accepted by all crematoria.
To find out more about our eco friendly coffins browse around the website; to see more images and find details about our choice of eco friendly casket designs. Please make contact, if you have any queries about our wicker coffins and natural burial.
How We Make Our Eco Coffins
Hand Crafted in our Sussex Barn Workshop
Weaving and crafting with the more natural Green Willow has become our speciality. Known for its bark on look and scent; catering to those with a yearning for all thing natural and earthy in a traditional coffin.
Eco Coffins By Design…
Here is why our Eco Coffins are so natural…
Our coffins are designed in such a way that they are completely biodegradable. With no chemical, adhesives or harsh treatments used during the coffin weaving process.
Using natural Hazel and Sisal Rope (which are both natural and biodegradable) for the fixtures and fittings. Our biodegradable caskets are a truly the environmentally friendly coffins of choice.
Find out more about our Eco Friendly Funeral Coffins; and the sustainably sourced natural English Heritage Willow used to make our caskets below.
Natural & Eco Friendly Coffins UK
What makes Sussex Willow Coffins the natural choice?
- The making of these caskets will support English Willow growing and habitat creation for wild animals and insects. We are always seeking to convert more land in the UK; for willow coppicing (the way willow is grown for weaving) and sustainable willow cultivation in the future.
- We include lots of untreated natural willow within our Eco Coffin designs; which has the bark on as opposed to being boiled or stripped. As well as looking great, this willow has the lowest embodied energy of all the craft willows; due to no mechanical stripping or boiling being required.
- Our Eco Coffin produces a clean, chemical-free vapour during the cremation process. Made almost entirely out of woven willow, unlike some common counterparts; which include veneered chipboard in the design.
- Suitable for natural burials, traditional funerals, woodland burials and cremation alike; our biodegradable coffins are the ethical choice. Designed and crafted to be entirely biodegradable, ethical and sustainable.
We’re Planting & Growing Sustainable Willow
Providing sustainable heritage willow for the future
Sussex Willow Coffins grow our own supply of sustainable willow from English Heritage Willow Varieties.
We are continually expanding our willow growing plots in Sussex and the surrounding area.
Creating a stable and sustainable supply of English Willow; is vital for the future of wicker weaving in the UK.
More About Our Eco Coffin Design
Natural, ethical, eco friendly and hand woven in the UK
We use the long horse shoe shape for all our eco friendly coffin designs. Because we believe that the beauty of a good willow coffin; is to echo the natural shape of the body and character of the deceased.