Much of the willow used in the coffins is grown locally, harvested from Pentiddy Natural Burials or sourced from the Somerset levels. To help reduce our carbon footprint further we are increasing our own production of this amazing crop.
Willow is easily propagated, regenerates annually and increases it’s yield every year. This makes it a completely sustainable, carbon absorbing crop. It also loves waterlogged ground making it ideal for growing in the south west!
Cornish Willow Coffins is developing the use of other sustainable crops such as Hazel.
100% biodegradable plastic is used to line the coffins along with a cotton calico liner and pillow.
Finally a solid wooden plaque is made to adorn the lid of each coffin with name, date and a few chosen words from families.