Eco-Friendly Caskets

The Passages Collection of eco-friendly caskets are hand crafted by skilled weavers. They are suitable for green burial and clean cremation. Each casket features convenient handles for carrying, along with a natural cotton interior lining, pillow and shroud. The caskets are simple to close.

 

Since the caskets are handmade, they may vary slightly in color and appearance. Each casket has a flat underside to provide added strength and simplify transfer into the cremation retort.

Each casket is weight tested to 300 lbs.

 

Willow Casket

 

 

Seagrass Casket

 

 

Bamboo Casket

 

 

 

The Swaledale casket is made using pure virgin wool, supported on a strong recycled fibreboard frame. Wool is a fiber with a true "green" lineage that is both sustainable and biodegradable. The interior is generously lined with cotton and attractively edged in jute.


Independently tested and accredited for strength and weight bearing, the Swaledale's unique design combines the highest environmental standards with an attractive and soft feel. Designed to differ from the traditional wooden casket, it offers a contemporary style with comfortable handling.


The concept is completed with a personalized embroidered woolen name plate. All the materials used in the Swaledale casket are readily biodegradable and suitable for cremation and all types of burial.

 

 

Casket in Brown          Half Lid Casket            Casket Interior

Brown

Exterior View

Interior  View

 

 

Children's Casket

The Hainsworth USA© Woolen Children series offers a gentle and soft alternative to the traditional casket. The warm and tactile wool exterior combines with the soft and padded interior to give an overall feeling of comfort evocative of a moses basket. The lid is secured by small wooden toggles. Caskets are carefully hand-stitched in Yorkshire, England using pure new British wool, supported on a strong recycled fibreboard frame. The interiors are generously lined with organic cotton and come with a soft padded mattress and pure new wool blanket. The caskets are completed with a personalized embroidered name plate. All materials used in a Hainsworth USA© casket are readily biodegradable and suitable for all types of burial.

 

 

Children's Casket Interior

Child Name Plate

The Hainsworth USA© Woolen Infant series offers a gentle and soft alternative to the traditional casket. The warm and tactile wool exterior combines with the soft and padded interior to give an overall feeling of comfort evocative of a moses basket. The lid is secured by small wooden toggles. Caskets are carefully hand-stitched in Yorkshire, England using pure new British wool, supported on a strong recycled fibreboard frame. The interiors are generously lined with organic cotton and come with a soft padded mattress and pure new wool blanket. The caskets are completed with a personalized embroidered name plate. All materials used in a Hainsworth USA© casket are readily biodegradable and suitable for all types of burial.

Infant Casket Interior

 

 

Large Presenter with background

The Presenter, made from pure virgin wool and recycled fibreboard, can be used in a variety of ways as a temporary or permanent cremation container.  The Presenter can be used to present, to carry in ceremony or to inter cremated remains.  This versatile piece can be personalized with an embroidered name plate and is available in large and small sizes.

 

Brown Presenter with backgroundPresenter with background

 

 

Name Plate  

The personalized embroidered name plate has a blanket stitch edging and neatly attaches to the casket using two wooden toggles. A smaller name plate can also be supplied for application to the foot of the casket.

Decorative Name Plate

 

 

Display Tray

The Display Tray is necessary to insure correct weight displacement in some situations. The Display Tray has an elegant beveled edge and comes with a cotton sleeve.

Display Tray Decorative Edge              Display Tray Cotton Sleeve 

  

  • 100% Pure New British Wool - purchased through the British Wool Marketing Board Quality Assurance Scheme.
  • Recycled Fibreboard Frame with strengthened end panels.
  • Organic Cotton Liner and Frilling - sourced through the Global Organic Textile Standard.
  • Sewn in Yorkshire by Hainsworth.
  • Each casket is generously lined with cotton wadding covered in a biodegradable polythene waterproof base, fitted cotton frilling and stuffed wool pillow.
  • Fully biodegradable polythene is used in the delivery wrapping.

 

 

Adult
Children
Size 1 = 70” (L) x 22" (W) x 16” (D) 18” = 19“ (L) x 8.5” (W) x 8.5“ (D)  
Size 2 = 76" (L) x 24" (W) x 18" (D) 24“ = 25” (L) x 9“ (W) x 8.5” (D)  
Size 3 = 70" (L) x 24" (W) x 18" (D) 30“ = 31” (L) x 12“ (W) x 9.5” (D)  
Size 4 = 78" (L) x 26" (W) x 20" (D) 42“ = 43” (L) x 15“ (W) x 9.5” (D)  
Size 5 = 83" (L) x 32.5" (W) x 20.5" (D) 54“ = 55” (L) x 17“ (W) x 12” (D)

 

 

 

 

Green Burial Council  NFDA  British Wool   2009 KIP Award