Kallara Wicker Casket
Our beautiful handwoven Kallara Wicker Cradle casket is made from willow.
Willow is a highly sustainable product. It grows from February to July and in the right conditions it can grow inches per day.
Willow plants are grown sustainably. They are very easy to harvest and require no fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. The plants can replenish fertility in degraded and marginal soils, and also provide a habitat for birds and insects.
Additionally, they act as windbreaks, stabilise soil, and can combat river and coastal erosion. The plants also provide badly needed seasonal income for families in farming communities.
Willow coffins are among the most environmentally friendly coffins available. We believe that our coffins are the ultimate in environmental recycling as willow is a highly renewable crop harvested each year that involves minimal processing.
It can degrade rapidly in the soil and helps to lock carbon emissions into its willow stems.
Willow is a carbon-neutral material and when it burns it only gives off the same amount of carbon that it consumes within its lifetime.
All of our Willow Caskets are completely natural and biodegradable. They break down in 6 months to 2 years depending on soil conditions. Willow coffins are woven and therefore do not depend on toxic glues, varnish, plastics, or metals.
Their colours are the natural plant dyes in pigmentation. Therefore, colour tone may vary from batch to batch.
Each casket and coffin comes fully lined with a pillow, base, blanket and cover from calico. This is 100% natural unbleached cotton.