Buff willow coffin
Please get in touch for a specific quote as prices vary with size. All coffins include a double lining of biodegradable plastic and calico cotton.
Adult coffin: £650-750
Baby/child coffin: £150-£400
Flat board on base (for cremations only): £15
Carved wooden name plate: £40
Painted wooded name plate: £25
Delivery: £50 - collection also possible
It can be a lovely process to make the nameplate yourself, all you need is the legal name of your loved one and time to attach the nameplate to the coffin before the funeral.
Willow products are renowned for lasting many decades or even centuries. An option increasing in popularity for coffins is to pre-order and store a coffin as a trunk or bookshelf. My non-traditional petal shape with one flat and one curved end allows the subtle placement as furniture in everyday household spaces.
Buff willow coffin
Woven with willow stripped of its bark, the buff willow coffin is lighter in colour and slightly lighter in weight.
Brown willow coffin
Woven with full barked willow, the brown willow coffin is darker and can also be woven in a uniform colour.
Baby willow coffin
Woven with stripped willow, the baby coffin can be personalised with coloured or plain bows and lining
Both coffins can also be easily woven with two round ends. Please also get in touch if you'd like a customised colour.
My coffins are appropriate for burial, cremation, woodland and green burial sites and can be delivered within 48 hours of payment. I am cremation certified by the Coffin, Cremation and Shroud association. If I do not have the size you need in stock, please allow up to 12 days before dispatching, as this is the period of time it takes to soak and weave the willow. The coffins can carry up to a weight of 20 stone, bespoke weights can be accommodated.
Please get in touch for a specific quote as prices vary with size. All coffins include a triple lining of biodegradable plastic and calico cotton, with recycled cardboard underneath the plastic to prevent willow ends from making holes.
Adult coffin: £650 - £750
Baby/child coffin: £150-£400
Rental coffin: £250
Ash wooden runners on base (for cremations only): £15
Delivery: £10 - £50 - collection also possible. Free delivery within 10 miles of our West Dorset workshop.
*COMING SOON* - pristine rentable willow coffins for cremations.
Why rent a coffin?
As funeral costs rise, some families may look for ways to lower the price tag. One of the most expensive costs associated with traditional funerals is the cost of the coffin or casket. By renting a hand crafted willow coffin, families can use a higher quality product without worrying about the price tag. Rental options also reduce the environmental impact of funerals, since these coffins can be used multiple times for different services. In a world that’s focused on using less, rental coffins are a a great alternative to single use products.
How does it work?
Each rental coffin comes with a removable cardboard insert, lined with calico cotton and a biodegradable plastic. The person is placed in the cremation certified cardboard insert and never touches the coffin, the insert is easily removed after the cremation service as the foot end of the willow coffin is able to fold down, enabling the cardboard insert to slide cleanly out. The person can then be cremated in the liner, and the rental coffin is returned to Woven Farewell or your chosen funeral director, depending on who you rented from.
To rent a willow coffin, simply notify your funeral director that you'd like to use a Woven Farewell rental coffin and we will liason with the funeral director from there.
Hygiene and aesthetic considerations
As the person just lies in the carboard insert and does not touch the willow coffin, the utmost hygiene standards are maintained. Rental coffins are also sanitised in between funerals, ensuring that they are bacteria-free. With services of each rental coffin limited to 5 uses, the coffin will maintain a high aesthetic standard.
The Woven Farewell rental coffin is immentantly available to purchase. We're looking forward to be able to offer such an innovative product, both supporting bereaved families and the natural environment.
Involvement in preparing for a funeral can aid the bereavement process. It's possible to participate in helping make your loved one's coffin, please contact me for more details.
More time needs to be allowed to find a suitable date so the earlier ahead of the funeral you get in touch for this, the better. You're also welcome to personalise the coffins by adding items with special meaning into them.
Willow products are renowned for lasting many decades. An option increasing in popularity for coffins is to pre-order and store a coffin as a trunk.
"Sophia helped me weave the lid of my beautiful willow coffin this week. I am delighted with it and would recommend it to anyone else who would like to participate in their final 'bed' "
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.