Passages Four-Point Bamboo Caskets are crafted by hand from fast-growing materials. These are created with sleek, sharp edges for a naturally contemporary look. In person, they are unmistakably caskets while simultaneously standing out from all other options with a completely different look and feel; they are more natural, warmer, and more dignified than other basic options (which are usually cardboard).
Each Four-Point Bamboo Casket includes an absorbent quilt in the base and a full cotton lining, with a matching pillow. Six handles across the sides allow for easy transportation, and the caskets are weight-tested to 350lbs. An optional viewing lid makes this a perfect product for viewings or services followed by burial or cremation.
These are delivered flat-packed, and assemble easily with no tools. They are designed to drastically lower the environmental impact of basic caskets and cremation containers from creation, through shipping, and eventually in use. Being Certified Fair Trade means that rural manufacturers receive fair wages and assistance in their lives, no child labor is used, and the workplace is safe and fair to workers, creating opportunities where few existed before.
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 Four-Point Bamboo Caskets are certified Fair Trade. Production of these caskets 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.
For more information about Fair Trade, please visit Traidcraft and Fair Trade USA.
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.