After many years of promoting ethical practice in the provision of funeral services, we have brought together what we believe are the best in well-crafted and ethically sourced and produced coffins.
This includes the Brighton Original, an elegant, handcrafted coffin made locally in Brighton to our own design. We ensure that the coffins we promote are kind to the environment, strong in construction and made in a wide variety of sizes.
The range of coffins below are made for adults but we also have a range of coffins for children and babies. Please click here to see the services we offer to support you with the loss of a child.
ARKA Original Funerals is proud to have designed and produced this locally made, handcrafted pine coffin. It is strong in construction using no nails or screws, from sustainably sourced FSC timber, the wood is untreated. It is handmade in Brighton and comes with a natural wool mattress and pillow inside. Only available in size 6’ or under. To find out more click here.
These sturdy coffins come in white, woodland green or wood grain effect. Use as they are or the white can be a perfect blank canvas for your own decoration. If you wish us to decorate with your own design we have contact with some wonderful local artists (price including painting from £550).
These beautiful, rustic, handmade coffins are made locally in Clayton with traditional willow weaving methods used in the UK through generations, using locally sourced willow. The handles allow the coffin to be carried in hand. The production of these supports willow cultivation and habitat creation in the local area.
These coffins are made ethically in Indonesia and come traditionally shaped or curved ended. They are strong in construction and come with weightbearing handles. Pandanus is a prolific and fast-growing plant which is sustainable, all parts of the plant are used.
This unique coffin is carefully crafted in Yorkshire using pure new British wool, the coffin is supported with a strong recycled cardboard frame. It is curved ended with a soft and gentle feel. Available in natural cream or limestone with a soft woollen mattress inside.
Beautifully made coffins from Somerset, produced by a genuine family business. The majority of the willow used is within a ten mile radius of the workshops in Bridgwater, Somerset. Available in traditional and curved shapes.
Made from the leaves of the banana plant, which are carefully removed and spun into long yarns after the fruit harvest. They are woven into a strong but lightweight tohiti frame. Banana leaves are freely available, 100% natural and biodegradable. They come in curved ended or traditionally shaped.
Using wool from sheep that graze on the hills in Devon, these shrouds are a wonderful alternative to using a coffin for burial. The intricate design envelopes the deceased in a soft, comfortable resting place, supported by a wooden frame that makes it very practical to use as well as a beautiful lasting image for people saying goodbye.
A beautiful handcrafted bamboo coffin, made from sustainable ‘builders’ bamboo grown under license by a Fair Trade company in China. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth and produces 30% more oxygen than trees. The coffins are handmade and no nails, screws or glues are used in its manufacture.
The Bamboo Lattice coffin is constructed of two layers of woven bamboo to give it its distinctive pattern. Both the Eco and Lattice Bamboo coffins come traditionally shaped or curved ended and both use fast-growing bamboo that isn’t eaten by pandas.