Coffins

There are many types of coffin out there. We’ve handpicked some of the best in a range of styles and materials.

If you’ve seen something you like which is not listed here, just let us know and we’ll do our best to get hold of it for you. If you would prefer something basic, we can include a very simple cardboard coffin free of charge with all of our services. View it here

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Wood

From the traditional to the modern, all of these options are beautiful, simple, and handmade by craftsmen in the UK.

Elm Veneer, rope handles Enlarge

Elm Veneer, rope handles

Built by craftsmen at Bradnam Joinery in Suffolk, this high quality elm veneer coffin with rope handles is a beautifully simple choice.

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Elm Veneer, traditional handles

Built by craftsmen at Bradnam Joinery in Suffolk, this high quality elm veneer coffin has traditional handles.

Sapele Veneer, traditional handles Enlarge

Sapele Veneer, traditional handles

Built by craftsmen at Bradnam Joinery in Suffolk, this high quality sapele veneer coffin has traditional handles.

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Solid Pine, rope handles

Crafted in solid responsibly-sourced Scandinavian redwood pine by the team at Bradnam Joinery in Suffolk.

Honest Coffin, larch, rope handles Enlarge

Honest Coffin, larch, rope handles

John Connell uses time-honoured techniques to make these beautiful coffins from solid, sustainably grown Scottish larch timber with bark edging on the lid. John crafts the coffins in his workshop in Gloucestershire and he guarantees that for every coffin sold a tree will be planted at a local primary school.

Wicker

Wicker coffins are incredibly beautiful, strong and sturdy. They feel light, airy and are expertly hand-woven using 100% bio-degradable materials.

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Bamboo, curve-ended

This beautiful curve-ended bamboo coffin is incredibly strong but also very light. The bamboo is grown and woven at the Ecoffins Fairtrade-certified factory in China.

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Bamboo, traditional shape

This beautiful traditional-shaped bamboo coffin is incredibly strong but also very light. The bamboo is grown and woven at the Ecoffins Fairtrade-certified factory in China.

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Bamboo Lattice, curve-ended

This beautiful curve-ended bamboo coffin with lattice design is incredibly strong but also very light. The bamboo is grown and woven at the Ecoffins Fairtrade-certified factory in China.

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Bamboo Lattice, traditional shape

This beautiful traditional-shaped bamboo coffin with lattice design is incredibly strong but also very light. The bamboo is grown and woven at the Ecoffins Fairtrade-certified factory in China.

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European White Willow, curve-ended

This strong, curve-ended willow coffin comes in a stunning light golden colour. The willow for this coffin is grown and woven in Poland.

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European White Willow, traditional shape

This strong, traditional-shaped willow coffin comes in a stunning light golden colour. The willow for this coffin is grown and woven in Poland.

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European Warm Willow, curve-ended

This strong, curve-ended willow coffin comes in a warm natural colour. The willow for this coffin is grown and woven in Poland.

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European Warm Willow, traditional shape

This strong, traditional-shaped willow coffin comes in a warm natural colour. The willow for this coffin is grown and woven in Poland.

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Somerset Willow, curve-ended

The willow for this stunning curve-ended coffin is grown and woven in Somerset. Two coloured bands can be woven into the willow and the handles can also be customised in a range of colours.

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Somerset Willow, traditional shape

The willow for this stunning traditional-shaped coffin is grown and woven in Somerset. Two coloured bands can be woven into the willow and the handles can also be customised in a range of colours.

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Rainbow Somerset Willow, curve-ended

The willow for this stunning curve-ended rainbow coffin is grown and woven in Somerset by local fourth generation basket-makers. English Willow has been grown on the Somerset Levels for centuries.

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Rainbow Somerset Willow, traditional shape

The willow for this stunning traditional-shaped rainbow coffin is grown and woven in Somerset by local fourth generation basket-makers. English Willow has been grown on the Somerset Levels for centuries.

Cardboard

These coffins are incredibly strong and wonderfully versatile because they can be printed with almost any colour and design. Cardboard is also a great option if you’re looking to reduce impact on the environment. All the cardboard coffins here are made from 70% post consumer waste sourced from local mills and are biodegradable.

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Cardboard, white, rope handles

This white cardboard coffin is both perfect as it is, or as a blank canvas for decorating: writing, drawing in paint or pen, or collaging. Decorated with 6 rope handles. Made by Greenfield Creations on the Essex/Suffolk border.

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Cardboard, any colour, rope handles

These cardboard coffins can be printed with almost any single colour. Take a look at the ‘Single Colour’ tab on Greenfield Creations’ website to get some inspiration. Decorated with 6 rope handles. Made on the Essex/Suffolk border.

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Cardboard, any design, rope handles

These cardboard coffins can be printed with almost any design. Take a look at the options on Greenfield Creations’ website to get some inspiration. Decorated with 6 rope handles. Made on the Essex/Suffolk border.

Wool

Wool is a wonderful material for a coffin. It is soft to touch and beautiful to look at. It is a natural and renewable fibre and is completely biodegradable.

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Yorkshire Wool, natural, curve-ended

This curve-ended wool coffin is hand made from British wool and comes in a lovely natural colour. The wool is expertly woven in Yorkshire on the same premises that have been producing woollen cloth for over 230 years.

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Yorkshire Wool, limestone, curve-ended

This curve-ended wool coffin is hand made from British wool and comes in a beautiful limestone colour. The wool is expertly woven in Yorkshire on the same premises that have been producing woollen cloth for over 230 years.

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Bellacouche Leafcocoon shroud

The Leafcocoon from Bellacouche is a wonderfully soft, gentle alternative to a coffin. Handcrafted in Dartmoor from entirely natural biodegradable materials, the shroud creates a smooth outline over the body. Secured with hand-made hazel wood toggles and supported on a strong wood frame with six carrying handles. More about the Leafcocoon and how it works.