"Very real, very grounded, very simple, very beautiful. And although we could have done the same thing with a coffin, as one of the little ones (4 years old) said, ‘I’m glad grannie isn’t in a box, she wouldn’t like to be in a box’ … Your work is so important and so very valuable. Thank you!"
Emma - Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground, December 2012
The Leafcocoon is a woollen coffin designed specifically for natural burial, be it in a cemetery, churchyard or natural burial site. Originally designed by Yuli Somme and Anne Belgrave, their starting point was to think outside the box, bringing together a sympathetic and modern style with a sensible choice of sustainable materials: a truly British made, natural coffin at an affordable price.
A hidden internal wooden frame takes the weight, and there are six strong handles for carrying. The leaf theme evokes the changing seasons of life and is an appropriate choice for a natural funeral.
See Leafcocoon and Child Cocoons for more information.
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We also make genuinely useful things for the home that stay close to nature and can eventually return to the earth. Everything is hand-made with ingenuity, skill and careful attention to detail.
A love of landscape and the natural world influences the choice of materials and designs.
As a sustainable business offering a friendly and practical service, our commitments are to....
- support local wool producers and pay a fair price
- source organically whenever practical and possible
- use rare breed fleece when practical
- compost all waste after recycling options have been achieved
- use local processors and related businesses to limit wool miles
- offer commitment and integrity towards customers
- ensure that we enjoy our work