Pictured here is my first coffin, completed under the watchful eye of Cath Pratley, award-winning coffin maker in Dorset.

I hope you agree the result of 3 days work is much more beautiful than a heavy traditional box, and of course is sustainable in every way (completely biodegradable, employing local craftsmen, using locally grown materials, preserving old and important traditions).

Woven willow coffins are becoming more popular for so many reasons, they can be personalised easily, and are perfect for a woodland burial or other green funeral.

These coffins would also make perfect send-offs for your beloved pet.