There is nothing more effective than the presence of the actual casket on display in the selection room, but Passages Casket Corner Cut Displays are a useful alternative to the display of full sized caskets. They incorporate all of the unique features of the actual caskets including:
Sturdy Handles and Closures
The lid of each casket corner cut display opens easily, enabling the family to view and feel the simple interior, cotton lining, and privacy shield.
Casket corner cut displays are provided to funeral homes at no charge with their initial casket purchase. Should the funeral home decide not to stock a casket and display only the Corner Cut, the displays cost a small fraction of a full casket’s price.
Passages has also produced several mounted posters and signage that can be displayed along with a comprehensive selection of our products to create an attractive display. Each poster features the phrase “Celebrate Life Naturally” and the sign says “The Natural Choice™”. When a display is created using this signage and a poster, it is very clear to a family entering a product selection room that the products are more natural and eco-friendly than traditional funeral options. The display, along with our printed catalogs, effectively communicates eco-friendliness to families without funeral home staff having to verbally explain very much. Each sign and poster is available in two sizes, and each is mounted on a durable poster board.
Passages also offers viewing lids for all adult caskets and coffins, allowing for open-container viewings and services prior to burial or cremation.
Hand Crafted from Renewable Resources
This product is handmade and uses renewable materials like willow, bamboo, or something similar. This ensures a small environmental footprint from the very beginning of the product’s inception.
This product will biodegrade when placed into the earth.
Green Burial Council Certified
The Green Burial Council is the leading environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. They offer environmental certification for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers in the industry.
Certified Fair Trade
This product has been certified as fair trade by TraidCraft. Fair trade certification ensures sustainable construction and fair practices for workers and suppliers.
Passages® eco-friendly funeral products give families the opportunity to honor a loved one after their passing with a smaller environmental footprint. We believe that, especially when a person valued sustainability during their life, it is important to have the option for a greener end-of-life ritual. Whether a family chooses to bury or cremate, our caskets and carriers are dignified and suitable to do so in an eco-friendly manner. If cremation is chosen, our biodegradable urns offer a variety of options for ceremonies that return the cremated remains to the earth.
Our beautiful and elegant caskets and coffins are certified Fair Trade. Production of these products meets stringent standards that are in line with our environmental beliefs as a company, some of which are listed below:
Creates opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.
Pays our permanent, full-time workers in excess of 30% above local recommended wages to ensure a good living wage.
Never uses child or forced labor.
Ensures approximately 50% of the labor force is female.
Encourages workers to have a voice.
Remains committed to sustainable environmental practices.
Passages offers a memorial tree with every adult casket as part of The Natural Choice® Memorial Tree Program. Included with the purchase of any adult casket is a numbered certificate to redeem a free tree. After redeeming the certificate, you will receive a 12” sapling appropriate for your climate and guaranteed for a year to grow. Read more about the program and how it works.
Additional memorial tree certificates can also be purchased, with or without the purchase of a casket. Memorial trees are a wonderful way to plant a living, lasting reminder of a loved one that, if you choose, can grow from the same soil in which your loved one was laid to rest.
Memorial Petals are also available and are a perfect addition to a burial at sea or other ceremonies.
Passages International® is a designer and wholesale distributor of green funeral products.
If you are a funeral professional and your company is interested in offering Passages products, please click here to set up an account and order online, or call our office during business hours, Monday to Friday at (888) 480-6400.
If you have recently lost a loved one or are pre-planning a funeral and are interested in purchasing Passages products, we recommend finding an AGF partner provider at www.agreenerfuneral.org.
If there is not an official AGF provider near you, any funeral home, cemetery, or crematory can purchase our products. Write us through our contact form or call us at (505) 830-2500 and we will be happy to connect you with someone in your area who can help you. In most cases we are able to ship small packages as fast as FedEx Overnight, and we will do everything we can to make sure you are served in a timely manner.
*Adult caskets and coffins include free ground shipping. Customer is responsible for any and all accessorial fees.