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Handmade in Yorkshire with soft British wool, Natural Legacy woollen coffins are a beautiful and comforting alternative to a traditional coffin.


uitable for both burial and cremation, families love the more personalised and gentler goodbye that they allow. And, after requests from families,


Natural Legacy coffins are now available for the first time in a soft limestone cloth as well as in natural. Each Natural Legacy coffin and ash casket


is expertly made from 100% pure new British wool, strong recycled cardboard and organic cotton on the same premises that has produced the outer woollen cloth for over 230 years. The interiors are generously lined with cotton,


attractively edged with jute and completed with a soft organic cotton covered pillow. Then the exteriors are finished with a beautiful blanket


stitch detail, jute handles and simple wooden toggle fastenings. A delicately stitched personalised nameplate can be neatly attached to the coffin. A smaller more personalised plate can be supplied for the head of the coffin which many families find consoling to save as a keepsake following the funeral. Each ash casket comes with a secondary


internal box which can be removed for scattering or buried, leaving the tactile outer to be used as a memory box holding precious moments and treasures belonging to the deceased. Sales of woollen coffins have risen


dramatically during the past year as more and


more independent funeral directors add them to their range. Funeral director Sarah Clarke from ARKA


Original Funerals in Brighton says: “Natural Legacy coffins are very popular with our customers. They love the beautiful design, the skill and care with which they are all made and the soft British wool which is so comforting to people at a time of grief. As funeral directors, we love them too because they are made from a sustainable source and have very little impact on our environment.” Vicki Fraser of John Fraser & Son, one of the


Highlands longest established funeral directors, has noticed a growing demand for eco-friendly coffins. She says: “People are recycling and


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