“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
“It was the most beautiful funeral I’ve ever been to – yet probably the least expensive. When my friend’s mother died aged 96 her family dispensed with all modern death practices… no embalming, no crematorium and no coffin…. [they] put her into a cocoon embroidered [needle-felted] with leaves made from woollen felt by the artist Yuli Sømme…” – Janice Turner, The Times
The Leafcocoon is a fully biodegradable ‘soft’ eco 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 local sources. 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, practical, alternative to conventional wooden coffins and is suitable for traditional, natural and woodland burial grounds. There are also options for cremation.
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.