The Leafcocoon from Bellacouche is a fully biodegradable ‘soft’ coffin with integral shroud and wood frame, designed for an environmentally friendly natural burial. Individually hand-made from entirely natural materials, using pure wool felt and wood from a local source. A soft woollen shroud is enfolded in layers of felt, giving the cocoon a smooth outline, supported on a strong wood frame with six carrying handles. The decorated leaf shape cover may be removed just before burial and kept as a memento.
The Leafcocoon is a complete alternative to conventional wooden coffins and is suitable for traditional, natural and woodland burial grounds.
Originally designed in collaboration with another felt maker, Anne Belgrave, our starting point was to think outside the box, bringing together a sympathetic and modern style with a sensible choice of sustainable materials; a truly British made, natural eco coffin at an affordable price.
Video: Yuli Somme explains how the Leafcocoon works.
“Very real, very grounded, very simple, very beautiful…Your work is so important and so very valuable. Thank you!”
- Emma – Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground
Bellacouche coffin alternatives and shrouds. For more information talk to me on 01647 441405 / 07763 935897 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Visit our Chapel Workshop. Please note new landline number – Bellacouche has moved to Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon, UK.
NB. Video by Charlie Shread, music by Dhevdas Nair