Cradle to Grave willow coffins secures third win as Coffin Supplier of the Year


Excellent craftsmanship and a dedication to sustainable practices have once again propelled Cradle to Grave to the top. Cath and Tosh Abbott work from their Withysmythe workshop in North Dorset, and they have just been awarded ‘Coffin Supplier of the Year’ for the third time, as announced by the prestigious Good Funeral Awards, run by the Association of Green Funeral Directors – a national non-profit organisation working to help the public find green funeral directors, and to bring the principle of an eco-friendly funeral into the mainstream.
Cradle to Grave, known for its impeccable artistry in crafting beautiful, bespoke willow products, specialise in producing coffins and caskets with willow sourced from local, sustainable resources.
Cath and Tosh are skilled basket makers, and have been basket and coffin weaving for more than 20 years. They weave their willow caskets using traditional age-old methods passed down through generations of basket weavers, using traditional weaves and handcrafted tools, made by local blacksmiths, which haven’t changed in centuries.
All Cradle to Grave coffins are lovingly handwoven in Dorset. Their commitment to producing biodegradable and eco-friendly products resonates with a growing environmentally-conscious audience – even in their final rites.
Cat expressed profound gratitude, stating she is ‘very proud and honoured’ by the recognition.
This win reaffirms Cradle to Grave’s position as a beacon of excellence in the UK’s funeral industry.


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