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Leafcocoon alternative eco coffin


The Leafcocoon – a wool felt alternative eco coffin with a hand decorated or plain, leaf shaped cover.

Decorated Leafcocoon from £885
plus delivery
Plain White Leafcocoon £685 plus delivery

The Leafcocoon is a complete coffin – nothing else is needed. Suitable for burial in any graveyard, cemetery or burial site. Fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly, it’s hand-made in Devon, England.

Standard sizes – for extra sizes please contact Yuli

  • Extra Small – Up to 5’4″; any weight up to 16 stone
  • Small – 5’4″ to 5’8″; any weight up to 16 stone
  • Medium – 5’8″ to 6′; any weight up to 18 stone
  • Large – 6′ to 6’4″; any weight up to 18 stone
  • Extra Large for heavier weight bearing – made to order, please contact Yuli.

Every cover is individually hand made, so there are no two alike.  These examples show recent commissions. There is also a grey or beige option.

Please email or ring me to discuss design. Designs that are more detailed or complicated than those shown may incur an extra charge for time.

Order on-line or please Contact Yuli for personal help and advice.

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 Order on-line or please Contact Yuli for personal help and advice.

The Leafcocoon consists of a soft woollen shroud, enfolded in layers of wool felt, supported by a sturdy wood and felt base with strong carrying handles.

Wool is the only fibre grown in the UK for commercial use and my wool is locally sourced. No shipping tankers and no megaports are involved in it’s making.

The Leafcocoon Alternative Eco Coffin:
  • The Leafcocoon
    • Leaf cover: the woollen cover lies gently on top, plain white or decorated with simple motifs of native flora of your choice.
      • This leaf shaped cover can be easily removed at the graveside and kept if desired as a keepsake.
    • Shroud: the body is wrapped in a soft woollen inner cocoon and secured to the frame.
      • There are fastening ties inside the felt layers to ensure stability and safety.
    • Base: a sturdy hidden internal wooden frame forms the strong weight-bearing base, encased in thick woollen felt, sewn in and secured. To ensure that the outer layers remain leak proof, it’s well padded with natural absorbent materials; no liner is necessary.
    • Handles: there are six strong carrying handles, with extra ones underneath for pulling the coffin in or out of a vehicle.
    • Materials: ethically sourced, using fully biodegradable, sustainable, organic, natural and local materials. We also use some recycled materials to further reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Carrying leafcocoonSuitable for natural burial in traditional, woodland and meadow natural burial sites.
  • Fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly alternative eco coffin.
  • Hand-made from pure natural wool felt and local wood in our Dartmoor workshop.
  • Designs are based on British native leaves using only natural, eco friendly dyes.
  • The Leafcocoon functions as a complete coffin; no liner or extra support is necessary, although a trestle may be useful for the ceremony (not included for sale).
  • The strong, fully absorbent base construction supports a white felt shroud which securely straps the body in.
  • The shape of the body is hidden in thick layers of felt.
  • Soft but sturdy and easy to carry.
  • The leaf shaped cover can be easily removed at the graveside and kept if desired.

Winner of the Good Funeral Guide Coffin Supplier Award

More about the Leafcocoon Alternative Eco Coffin
Leafcocoon Wool Coffin FAQs
Making a Leafcocoon – video
Child Cocoon
About Natural Burial
Natural Options from Bellacouche