Direct cremations are gaining in popularity in the UK. A direct cremation (or direct disposal as it is sometimes known) involves a simple cremation without a funeral service. Often unattended, a direct cremation provides a lower cost alternative to a traditional funeral. It is also a way of avoiding the potential upset caused by a funeral service. All our coffins can be used in a direct cremation.
Once the direct cremation has taken place, the ashes can be scattered in the garden of the crematorium or returned to the family.
By choosing a direct cremation loved ones can say their goodbyes in an environment and at a time of their choosing. This could be at a separate memorial service or special event.
With a direct cremation the body must still be covered up in public however, a coffin is not necessarily required.
Direct Cremation Stretcher & Shroud
Musgrove Willows offer a beautiful willow stretcher which comes with a natural calico shroud. These have been designed specifically for direct cremations. The stretcher and shroud provide a lower cost alternative to a willow coffin. To order a willow stretcher with shroud, simply complete the form below. Alternatively, please contact us.
- Hand woven by a member of our skilled basket making team.
- Our willow is grown, processed and naturally dyed on our farm.
- Our willow is sustainable, natural & eco-friendly.
- You are welcome to visit us to help weave the coffin.