Why Green Burial Shrouds?
When we shroud a loved one, we take part in a ritual of respect and care that has provided meaning for centuries.
In addition to being a time-honored tradition, shrouds are also versatile: they can be adapted to for use in green burials, cremations or conventional burials. Depending on the cemetery and your preferred ceremony, they may be used alone or within a casket. (If you are considering a shrouded burial, it is best to check with the cemetery you wish to use; they will confirm what kinds of burials they perform.)
As well, our shrouds can be adapted to reflect the personality of your service. For instance, flowers, mementos, and notes can be tucked into the shroud and its ties. The canvas can also be painted or embroidered by you and your loved ones.
Please feel free to email us with any questions you might have about shrouds: firstname.lastname@example.org. And visit our DIY & Resources Page for links to green caskets and trundle boards (and much more).
HOW OUR SHROUDS ARE MADE
Our shrouds are made with biodegradable materials: unbleached, sturdy canvas for the outside, soft fleece covered by muslin on the inside base, and simple cotton tapes that tie into maple wood rings finished with beeswax and olive oil. The edges are finished and all seams and ties are double-stitched. All of the shroud's materials are green cemetery-friendly.
A favorite fabric or quilt can be substituted for the top layer of the shroud—please contact us to find out more about this option.