Frequently asked questions
How do I order a coffin?
To order a coffin, please contact me on 07904454227 or email@example.com. I am happy to discuss your requirements or any questions regarding an order. Please see more details about the coffins on the Willow Coffin page
Can a member of the public purchase directly from you?
Yes, I am happy to deliver either directly to you or to your chosen funeral director if you are using one. If you have any difficulty obtaining one of my coffins from your funeral director, please contact me on 07904454227.
Can your coffins be cremated?
Yes, with a flat cremation base for an additional £15, the fast growth of willow makes it particularly suitable to the short lifespan of a cremated coffin. My coffins are cremation certified by the Coffin Casket and Shroud Association.
Can I buy baby or infant coffins?
Can I partake in a coffin being woven?
Getting involved in weaving some of the coffin can be a valuable experience of participation in your loved one's funeral. 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 welcome to personalise the coffins by adding items with special meaning into them.
Do you export outside the UK?
I export to countries outside the UK that don't have their own willow coffin weavers, as supporting local makers is a big part of my ethos. Some countries don't accept willow coffins from small makers due to the closed nature of the funeral industry, such as France.
Are the coffins lined?
The coffins are lined with a natural calico cotton lining, beneath which is a layer of biodegradable plastic to prevent leakage of fluid. A layer of recycled cardboard sits beaneath that to prevent willow ends from making holes in the biodegradable plastic liner.
Do I need a nameplate?
Nameplates are usually needed, especially for cremations. Some funeral directors will be fine without a nameplate used, such as with home burials.
Do you donate part of your profits to charity?
I am one of the only coffin makers in the UK to donate to charity. I dontate 5% of my proceeds to the Woodland Trust, one of the top UK charities that is protecting woodland biodiversity. Supporting a life affirming charity is part of my ethos surrounding the intrinsic integration of life and death. This donation is equivalent to three or four annual memberships, depending on sales.
Are willow coffins suitable for burial in a natural burial ground?
Willow coffins are ideal for natural burials, as the are made without using metal and plastic.