Over 12 years of care, development and market research has gone into creating the Ecopod.
Inspired by the process of regeneration and new life, we wanted to give the Ecopod a unique shape and make it from biodegradable materials.
By finishing it in brightly coloured papers we also knew that we could help to move funerals away from their more sombre tradition, towards a more inspiring celebration of the life that has passed.
Our special strap and carrying system makes it easy for family and friends of different heights to carry the Ecopod at the funeral and to be more involved at the ceremony if they wish. This removes the need with conventionally shaped coffins for six men, usually undertakers and of the same height, to carry the coffin on their shoulders.
Starting out with simple drawings and many small scale prototypes, the first full sized Ecopod took shape in the late 1980s.
Ecopods are now in full production in our workshop in Brighton, East Sussex, UK and made by hand from recycled post consumer newspapers and a natural hardener, which gives it an incredible strength.
The Ecopod itself weighs only 18 kilos (approximately) and the largest size will readily carry a person of up to 18 stone (114.3kg).
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