Passages International, Inc.
Passages eco-friendly woven or wicker caskets, coffins and carriers are crafted by skilled weavers in small rural communities. The production of these products brings much needed jobs and a source of income for many poor families who would otherwise have few options. They are created from sustainable materials such as fast-growing willow, seagrass or bamboo which don’t require heavy machinery for harvesting, giving them a small carbon footprint.
Casket and coffin linings are made from unbleached natural cotton and each is fitted with matching pillow and privacy shield. Caskets and coffins are available in two adult sizes (5’9” and 6’5”) and are suitable for viewing and services, followed by burial or cremation. They will fit into a standard cemetery vault so can be used as part of a traditional burial or can be buried directly in the earth for a green funeral ritual.
Beautifully handcrafted and sturdy, each adult casket is tested to carry up to 350 pounds. A rigid and reinforced, eco-friendly base provides added strength.
In addition to our adult caskets, coffins and carriers, Passages does offer several designs of woven caskets and coffins in child sizes. We also have handmade mulberry paper infant caskets inlaid with flower petals and lined in fleece available in child sizes.