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Eco Friendly Coffin Sites

” Each one of our willow coffins has been beautifully and caringly hand woven by one of our skilled basket makers in our workshops in Somerset, making each coffin unique, special and a personal tribute to a loved one.  ”

http://www.wickerwillowcoffins.co.uk/

(Woven basket vines)

“The Ecopod is a revolutionary and beautiful new design in coffins that brings together artisan skills with style, elegance and a respect for the environment.”

http://www.ecopod.co.uk/

(Recycled paper -a design pod)

“From the humble beginnings of recycled paper, this subtle pastel coloured board has been carefully crafted, using traditional techniques, with no metals or plastics, it is therefore totally biodegradable and suitable for burial or cremation.”

http://www.sunsetcoffins.co.uk/

(Recycled paper -traditional shaped coffin -pastel colours avaliable)

“CreativeCoffins provide a green solution for a distinctive funeral.

Environmentally sympathetic, our cartonboard coffins are suitable for both burial and cremation.

We have a large range of pre-designed coffins that are available through your local funeral director.”

http://www.creativecoffins.com/

(Recycled paper -personalised coffins)

http://www.greenburialcouncil.org/what-we-do/

Objects of Remembrance

“Mourning jewelry has existed as a genre in European decorative arts since the Renaissance. Through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as women assumed more responsibility for the emotional life within bourgeois society, jewelry provided a way to express tender and deep emotions which might be otherwise prohibited or discouraged. Gifts of remembrance, including tiny portraits in ivory or enamel, bracelets woven of hair, and lockets containing intimate inscriptions were as much a part of love as of loss.­”

“Greatly influenced by German romanticism, jewelry containing human hair was common amongst bourgeois women. Hair curled in a decorative pattern was given in friendship or worn to signify closeness between women.”  “…acts as a memento mori.”

Simon, M, Objects of Remembrance: Contemporary Mourning Jewelry, Metalsmith Vol. 29 no.5, p24-5, North America, viewed on the 3rd of September 2011.