Leafcocoon wool coffin FAQs

How much weight can the Leafcocoon carry?

We have tested the Leafcocoon to carry 18 stone on my normal frame. Higher weights need to be made to order, and just require extra wood.  The same is applicable with sizes, so extra long/wide can be made to order.

What is the delivery time on the Leafcocoon?

Delivery can be within 2 to 4 days, depending on my ready-made stock.  Anything bespoke needs 5 days, on average.  The bases are made in different sizes, but otherwise all the same. I aim to keep a range ready to be made up and to go out quickly, but I can work to a very tight schedule.

How can I order a Leafcocoon?

Please order by phone, email or order a Leafcocoon on-line.
Alternatively visit Bellacouche Felt Studio Workshop in Moretonhampstead, Devon UK.

How do you carry the Leafcocoon wool coffin?

carrying the Leafcocoon wool coffinThe Leafcocoon has 6 strong handles and an integrated wooden frame which is encased in wool felt. It is carried low, not on the shoulders.
Extra handles are built in underneath for pulling the coffin in or out of a vehicle.

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What about leakage?

There are natural absorbent materials hidden in the base which take care of this. No other liner is needed.

Is the Leafcocoon wool coffin fully bio-degradable?

Most definitely yes. The Leafcocoon is made from entirely natural materials which will in time fully revert back to the earth. Bio-activity is only present in about the top 9″ of soil, so it helps to put a good layer of compost in the grave before burial, and another good layer before putting back the soil. If you need more information, please ring the studio.

Is the Leafcocoon suitable for cremation?

No. The Leafcocoon wool coffin is designed for burial because this is the most environmentally friendly option. Willow and Wool is an ecological alternative to the hard-edged imported coffins and is a practical solution for cremation.  The Leafshroud is a simple soft woollen shroud which may be used within a conventional coffin for cremation and you can soften the look of the coffin with a bespoke Coffin Cover.  The soft felt Funeral Urns will hold ashes from cremations.

Natural burial – what does it mean?

Natural burial may refer to any kind of burial, whether in a traditional churchyard, municipal cemetery, or woodland or meadow burial site. The latter two are relatively new options in a fast growing movement to offer people a more environmentally friendly alternative. In these designated natural burial sites, synthetic materials of any description are not permitted, as they will not bio-degrade and can be harmful to the soil.

A natural burial area will have a very different look, compared to a conventional graveyard, although different sites will have different “styles”. Gone are the headstones, rows of graves, pots of plastic flowers. These are more natural places in harmony with the aesthetics of Nature.

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