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. Funeral Directors with an online account can purchase stretchers, shrouds, gowns, caskets and much more in our Wholesale shop.
- 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.