Six-Point Bamboo, certified Fair Trade infant coffins are available in both 24″ and 36″ sizes. Optional engravable bamboo name plaques and viewing lids are also available. These coffins do not have a separate privacy shield. These coffins can be shipped flat packed or assembled.
Seagrass Caskets are beautiful, handmade caskets that use a mainly willow body with seagrass accents woven throughout the casket. Suitable for viewing or services prior to a burial or cremation and available in 24″ and 36″ sizes. Each casket is fully lined with a soft natural cotton interior that is also biodegradable, and includes a matching pillow and a privacy shield.
Willow Caskets provide families with a simpler, greener and more unique product into which to place their beloved child. The willow caskets are available in four sizes from 18″ to 48″ to accommodate children of different ages and are suitable for services prior to burial or cremation. Each casket is fully lined and includes matching pillow and privacy shield.
Biodegradable Paper Caskets are handmade using a centuries-old technique. They are available in five sizes from 12″ to 32″. Suitable for both green burial and clean cremation, they are crafted using a paper made from the bark of mulberry trees. The bark is harvested, leaving the tree intact, then soaked and spun into a pulp before being hand spread onto bamboo screens. Flower petals are inlaid into the pulp before the screens are placed in the sun to dry. The resulting paper is used to create the beautiful and earth-friendly Passages Infant and Child Caskets, of which we have five sizes. Each paper casket includes a fleece lining, a pillow and a Blooming Ornament.
Passages® eco-friendly funeral products give families the opportunity to honor a loved one after their passing with a smaller environmental footprint. We believe that, especially when a person valued sustainability during their life, it is important to have the option for a greener end-of-life ritual. Whether a family chooses to bury or cremate, our caskets and carriers are dignified and suitable to do so in an eco-friendly manner. If cremation is chosen, our biodegradable urns offer a variety of options for ceremonies that return the cremated remains to the earth.
Our beautiful and elegant child and infant caskets and coffins are certified Fair Trade. Production of these products meets stringent standards that are in line with our environmental beliefs as a company, some of which are listed below:
- Creates opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.
- Pays our permanent, full-time workers in excess of 30% above local recommended wages to ensure a good living wage.
- Never uses child or forced labor.
- Ensures approximately 50% of the labor force is female.
- Encourages workers to have a voice.
- Remains committed to sustainable environmental practices.
For more information about Fair Trade, please visit Traidcraft and Fair Trade USA.
Passages suggests offering memorial trees as the perfect complement to any biodegradable urn or scattering tube. Whether it is planted where the cremated remains of a loved one are scattered or buried, or in your garden at home, the trees provide a lasting and living memorial. As part of The Natural Choice® Memorial Tree Program, a numbered certificate can be used to redeem a 12” tree sapling that is appropriate to your climate and guaranteed for a year to grow. Read more about the program and how it works.
Simply complete the form on our website, including your certificate number, and a tree will be mailed to the address you provide. Memorial trees are a wonderful way to remember a loved one that, if you choose, can grow from the same soil in which a loved one’s remains were laid to rest. Because families receive a sapling instead of seeds, the hardest part of the tree’s life has passed and there is no worry of a seed not germinating.
Each Passages adult casket comes with a free Memorial Tree Certificate that can be redeemed for a live tree.
Memorial Petals are also available and are a perfect addition to a burial at sea or other ceremonies.
Passages International® is a designer and wholesale distributor of green funeral products.
If you are a funeral professional and your company is interested in offering Passages products, please click here to set up an account and order online, or call our office during business hours, Monday to Friday at (888) 480-6400.
If you have recently lost a loved one or are pre-planning a funeral and are interested in purchasing Passages products, we recommend finding an AGF partner provider at www.agreenerfuneral.org.
If there is not an official AGF provider near you, any funeral home, cemetery, or crematory can purchase our products. Write us through our contact form or call us at (505) 830-2500 and we will be happy to connect you with someone in your area who can help you. In most cases we are able to ship small packages as fast as FedEx Overnight, and we will do everything we can to make sure you are served in a timely manner.
*Adult caskets and coffins include free ground shipping. Customer is responsible for any and all accessorial fees.