This willow coffin is available to purchase directly or as part of a funeral being arranged with Natural Endings.
Our Willow Coffins have a slightly pink and golden look, they are hand-worked by traditional basket weavers using age-old methods that have changed very little in over 2000 years. Willow is by far the ultimate in environmental recycling, willow is grown in rows of bushes and once harvested can generate back to the same height within a year. Willow has been known to grow up to 8ft tall annually and has the ability to degrade much more quickly than conventional hardwood. The willow plant can be harvested annually from the same crown for up to 60 years.
They have become popular again lately but are by no means a new idea. In the late 19th century Sir Frances Haden developed wicker coffins. His design had no lid and was to be filled with flowers or earth for natural burial.
A willow coffin is 100% biodegradable, and is suitable for traditional burial, woodland burial, and cremation. It is FFMA tested and certified, and CCSA approved for quality and we can provide certification. They are very strong and tested to bear heavy loads.
- We do not provide the coffin with flowers – these are for illustrative purposes only.
- The coffin that you receive may not match the colour exactly of the coffin displayed on screen. Willow is a natural material and the colour tone may vary harvest to harvest. Also your computer monitor may have different colour settings to ours.
- All our coffins come with a bio-degradable waterproof lining and a second unbleached cosmetic cotton lining
- Also see commonly asked questions about buying an eco-coffin from Natural Endings.
Does the price include delivery and VAT?
Yes, the price of the coffin includes delivery within the mainland UK. There is no VAT.
How can I purchase/order?
You can purchase this coffin securely online via our website, using a credit or debit card, or by direct bank transfer.
Or if you prefer, please email us or call us Monday to Friday 8am-6pm on 0161 969 669 and we can contact you within 24 hrs to arrange taking your payment over the phone by credit or debit card.
If you’re choosing this coffin as part of a funeral being arranged with Natural Endings, you can pay using credit or debit card, or by direct bank transfer.
Will you send me a receipt?
We will send you a receipt that can be claimed with the rest of the funeral expenses from the deceased’s estate at a later date. Or you will receive a copy of your order and payment by email for all orders placed online.
What size shall I order?
When we receive your order or enquiry, we will contact you to ask for the details of your funeral director or sometimes the hospital. With your permission, we will call your funeral director (or sometimes the hospital) to discuss the size of coffin required. We’ll then send you a final email confirmation so that you can check that all the details are correct before we confirm your order.
Do I need a nameplate?
Cemeteries and crematoriums require that the coffin is identified with a nameplate. We can have a bamboo nameplate engraved for you for 90p per letter. Alternatively you could print one off your computer on cardboard or even paint or draw one as long as it has the person’s legal name on it.
When can I expect the coffin to be delivered?
We deliver from Monday to Friday (not weekends) and to the mainland UK only. If you order before noon (Monday to Friday) we aim to deliver it within 48 hours, but it may take a little longer to parts of Scotland. You can have the coffin delivered either to a private address or to a funeral director.
What is your returns policy?
We want you to be entirely happy with your purchase. You have the right to cancel your purchase within 28 days of the transaction, but please ensure:
- The goods are returned intact (not open and not unpacked) and that the coffin is wrapped in its original packaging to protect it in transit.
- All original delivery labels are removed.
- Due to health and safety laws we cannot accept any coffin that has contained a dead person.
We will liaise with you to arrange a collection if you are unhappy with your purchase. Please note we may charge a collection fee for returned items.
Please visit our commonly asked questions about buying an eco-coffin from Natural Endings.