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Memento Urn wins International Design Award

Passages’ Memento Biodegradable Urn, Wins Prestigious Red Dot 2011 Design Award

Did you know that a large percentage of the urns purchased in the USA today are used for water burial? This trend is spreading quickly to all areas of the United States. Don’t you think you should be ahead of the curve?

The Memento competed against over 4400 other entries from 60 countries to win the 2011 Red Dot Award. This is a testimony to the time and effort put into the research and development of this urn. Introduced in 1955, the Red Dot design award has become the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. Red Dot signifies ‘belonging to the best in design and business’.

The Memento, as unique as the individual it embodies, sets the bar high as it takes water burial to the next level. Serving a specific purpose with this truly original urn design makes it easy to incorporate traditional service elements with non-traditional merchandise.

Handcrafted in the United States with antique molds from non-toxic, food-grade, recycled paper, the Memento allows families to participate in a meaningful ceremony by inserting personal notes through the top of the urn prior to placing it in water. Handmade paper note cards are provided for family and friends to write their sentiments on, and messages may be written on the exterior surface of the urn as well.

“Winning the prestigious 2011 Red Dot Product Design Award is exciting for us and our customers,” says Passages’ President, Darren Crouch. “This award exemplifies our commitment to truly unique and functional product offerings. The Memento allows for personalization and an increased level of participation by friends and family attending a water burial. Your urn selection is not complete without this internationally-recognized, award-winning product.”

Your families will be pleased that with each purchase of the Memento, a monetary donation is made in memory of the deceased to an ocean conservation organization dedicated to protecting our oceans for future generations.

Passages International, Inc. is the largest supplier of green and eco-friendly funeral products. Since 1999, it has led the funeral industry with innovative and environmentally-friendly urns, caskets and memorial products. Passages provides urns for water and earth burial as well as for scattering. The eco-friendly, woven caskets are used for cremation or burial and are available for adults, children and infants.

For more information on Passages’ biodegradable product lines and to see photos of all products, visit, email, or call (888) 480-6400.

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