Passages Willow Caskets are crafted by hand in small rural cottage environments. The willow plant is fast-growing and does not need to be cut down to be harvested, making this a very sustainable material from which to produce caskets. This durable casket has a flat top and attractive design perfect for families that desire a simple, yet dignified farewell for a loved one. The Willow Casket is fully lined with a natural, unbleached cotton interior, and includes a matching pillow and privacy shield.
When the casket is buried in the earth it will break down naturally over time. Willow caskets are also suitable as a cremation container.
Passages® offers a viewing lid for the Willow Casket that allows for an open casket viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, simply replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures. Flowers not included.
An optional 5″L x 8″W x .375″H engravable bamboo plaque is available for the Willow Casket.
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.
The beautiful and elegant Willow Casket is certified Fair Trade. Production of this casket meets stringent standards, 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.