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The Passages Collection of Eco-friendly Infant Willow Caskets is hand crafted by skilled weavers. Suitable for green burial and clean cremation, each casket includes a pillow and “privacy shield” to prevent visual access to the interior of the casket (through the weave in the willow). They are fully lined with simple, natural cotton linings and are simple to close securely. Your purchase of a Passages Collection casket has enormous benefits to rural populations. This cottage industry provides badly needed seasonal income to families in rural communities. The willow plants are fast growing, easy to harvest and require no fertilizers. They also replenish fertility in depleted soils in addition to providing habitats for birds and insects. Since the caskets are handmade,they may vary slightly in color and appearance.
The Infant Handmade Paper Caskets are crafted from a biodegradable paper which is handmade using a centuries-old technique. They are suitable for green burial and clean cremation. The bark from the mulberry tree is harvested, leaving the tree intact. It is then soaked, made into a pulp and spread out onto bamboo screens. Flower petals are inlaid before the screens are placed in the sun to dry. The resulting paper is used to create the beautiful and earth-friendly Passages® Baby and Infant Caskets. Each casket includes a fleece lining, a pillow and a Blooming Ornament.
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 child and infant caskets and coffins are certified Fair Trade. Production of these products 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.