Passages Seagrass Caskets are crafted by hand primarily from willow, with attractive seagrass rope woven into the willow as an added design feature. This sturdy casket has a slightly rounded top used to finish the elegant, yet simple design. Each casket is fully lined with a natural, unbleached fitted cotton interior and includes a matching pillow and privacy shield.
The seagrass used to produce this casket is not harvested from delicate marine environments, but rather cultivated in rice paddy-like fields that are seasonally flooded to support the growing seagrass plant. The willow used is the same eco-friendly willow used on our Willow Caskets.
When buried directly in the earth (without a grave liner or vault) this casket will break down naturally over time. Our Seagrass Casket is also suitable as a cremation container.
An optional 5″L x 8″W x .375″H engravable bamboo plaque is available for the Seagrass Casket.
Passages® eco-friendly funeral products give families the opportunity to honor a loved one after their passing with a smaller environmental footprint. We believe that, especially when a person valued sustainability during their life, it is important to have the option for a greener end-of-life ritual. Whether a family chooses to bury or cremate, our caskets and carriers are dignified and suitable to do so in an eco-friendly manner. If cremation is chosen, our biodegradable urns offer a variety of options for ceremonies that return the cremated remains to the earth.
Our beautiful and elegant Seagrass Caskets are certified Fair Trade. Production of these caskets meets stringent standards that are in line with our environmental beliefs as a company, some of which are listed below:
- Creates opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.
- Pays our permanent, full-time workers in excess of 30% above local recommended wages to ensure a good living wage.
- Never uses child or forced labor.
- Ensures approximately 50% of the labor force is female.
- Encourages workers to have a voice.
- Remains committed to sustainable environmental practices.
For more information about Fair Trade, please visit Traidcraft and Fair Trade USA.
Passages offers a memorial tree with every adult casket as part of The Natural Choice® Memorial Tree Program. Included with the purchase of any adult casket is a numbered certificate to redeem a free tree. After redeeming the certificate, you will receive a 12” sapling appropriate for your climate and guaranteed for a year to grow. Read more about the program and how it works.
Additional memorial tree certificates can also be purchased, with or without the purchase of a casket. Memorial trees are a wonderful way to plant a living, lasting reminder of a loved one that, if you choose, can grow from the same soil in which your loved one was laid to rest.
Memorial Petals are also available and are a perfect addition to a burial at sea or other ceremonies.
Passages International® is a designer and wholesale distributor of green funeral products.
If you have recently lost a loved one or are pre-planning a funeral and are interested in purchasing Passages products, we recommend finding an AGF partner provider at www.agreenerfuneral.org.
If there is not an official AGF provider near you, any funeral home, cemetery, or crematory can purchase our products. Write us through our contact form or call us at (505) 830-2500 and we will be happy to connect you with someone in your area who can help you. In most cases we are able to ship small packages as fast as FedEx Overnight, and we will do everything we can to make sure you are served in a timely manner.
*Adult caskets and coffins include free ground shipping. Customer is responsible for any and all accessorial fees.