Biodegradable Coffins

Only coffins which are environmentally friendly being bio-degradable are acceptable for green burials. Many different types of coffins are available, willow, cardboard, bamboo and wood from sustainable resources, like solid pine. They can be painted or printed with a design or a simple shroud, is another green choice.

All Funeral Directors can supply suitable coffins.

Mitre Coffins

Bespoke wooden coffins hand made in Herefordshire

Peter Bishop  

The Old Carpenters Shop, Kinnersley, Hereford, HR3 6QB

Tel: 01544 327540

Mitre Coffins are made from timbers that would otherwise be wasted, providing a bespoke alternative to other natural products. Each of these coffins are handmade, using traditional methods.

Woven Farewell Coffins

Handwoven willow coffins from Sophia in North Herefordshire.

Sophia Campbell

Tel: 07904454227

Sophia offers the option to help weave the coffin and gives 5% of her profits to the Woodland Trust. Accredited with CCSA for cremation, recommended by the Good Funeral Guide and the Natural Death Centre, Sophia uses all sustainable materials.

Rustling Trees Willow Coffins

 Handmade in Mid -Wales

Pippa Scott & Rob Ritchie
Tel: 01686 420423

Pippa has been a willow basket maker since 1987, is a member of the Basketmakers' Association, and has been making coffins since 2005. Rob is a lifelong woodworker who makes the coffin handles and name plates which he uses hazel, blackthorn and rowan foraged from the hedgerows and woods.

A Rustling Trees willow coffin ensures dignity and respect, not only for the deceased but also for the environment.

Greenfield Coffins

High quality, fully customisable, cardboard coffins

Strong, sturdy, lightweight coffins onto which we can print any design. Environmentally friendlier than alternatives, and delivered throughout the United Kingdom.
 Tel: 01440 788 866 or email


Established in 1998, Ecoffins is a family owned business who is UK’s only World Fair Trade Organisation accredited coffin manufacturer. Being also the longest supplier of eco-friendly coffins in the UK they offer a large selection of coffins and ashes caskets which are all 100% natural and biodegradable.
Tel: 01795 830688     Email


Complete Shrouds can be purchased at an affordable cost directly from us. The off-white shroud has wrap around ties, comes with instructions and a board. The shroud can be placed on the wooden bier, so loved ones can be carried to the grave just like any normal coffin.

Shrouds do enhance the shape of a body which may be distressing for some to see, especially children. This can be easily disguised by a blanket, a flag or printed cloth which needs to be biodegradable if buried.

You may have a special cover  that you would like to decorate or simply arrange some flowers, possibly from the loved one’s garden.