The Passages Collection for Eco-Friendly Caskets is hand crafted by skilled weavers. They are suitable for viewing and services followed by burial or cremation. Each casket features sturdy handles for carrying, along with a natural, unbleached cotton interior, matching pillow and privacy shield.
Willow plants are fast growing, easy to harvest and require no fertilizer. The willow plans replenish fertility in depleted soils, in addition to providing habitats for birds and insects. They also act as windbreaks, soil stabilizers and combat both river and coastal erosion.
Since each casket is handmade, they may vary slightly in color and appearance. They feature an eco-friendly, rigid base that provides additional strength. Each adult casket is weight-tested to 350 lbs and each design is available in multiple sizes.
Passages® eco-friendly funeral products give families the opportunity to honor a loved one after their passing with a smaller environmental footprint. We believe that, especially when a person valued sustainability during their life, it is important to have the option for a greener end-of-life ritual. Whether a family chooses to bury or cremate, our caskets and carriers are dignified and suitable to do so in an eco-friendly manner. If cremation is chosen, our biodegradable urns offer a variety of options for ceremonies that return the cremated remains to the earth.
Our beautiful and elegant Seagrass Caskets are certified Fair Trade. Production of these caskets meets stringent standards that are in line with our environmental beliefs as a company, some of which are listed below:
- Creates opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.
- Pays our permanent, full-time workers in excess of 30% above local recommended wages to ensure a good living wage.
- Never uses child or forced labor.
- Ensures approximately 50% of the labor force is female.
- Encourages workers to have a voice.
- Remains committed to sustainable environmental practices.
For more information about Fair Trade, please visit Traidcraft and Fair Trade USA.
Passages International® is a designer and wholesale distributor of green funeral products.
If you are a funeral professional and your company is interested in offering Passages products in the UK and Europe, call our office during business hours, Monday to Friday at +44 (0) 1628 290220. Or, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have recently lost a loved one or are pre-planning a funeral and are interested in purchasing Passages products, we recommend looking at our Find a Funeral Director Page. You can also find an AGF partner provider at www.agreenerfuneral.org.
If there is not a listed provider near you, any funeral home, cemetery, or crematory can purchase our products. Write us through our contact form or call us at +44 (0) 1628 290220 and we will be happy to connect you with someone in your area who can help you. In most cases we are able to ship small packages overnight if needed, and we will do everything we can to make sure you are served in a timely manner.