The rule of simplicity, which works so well in life, works beautifully in death also.
Which brings us to the shroud--one of the most significant items rising over the retail horizon of the 12-billion dollar funeral business. Jesus was wrapped in one.
Devout Jews and Muslims also have much to teach about simple, earth-friendly burial, and they stick with the simplest shrouds. We personally admire every shroud maker out there, but generally work with Brooklyn shroud maker Kate Hoover, who made her first shroud for a Zen contemplative training workshop before becoming captivated by the idea of making shrouds for others.
When someone you love is in hospice care, a shroud is actually a good thing to purchase ahead. We teach people to spend time with the body of the deceased after death, when that's possible, and even partake in the wrapping of the body with the help of your loved one's caretakers or your funeral director. Green cemeteries in the New York City area allow burials of deceased people wrapped in a shroud alone--no casket at all. But it is also possible of course for a person to be shrouded then placed in a simple casket for more conventional burial or cremation. It's all about family involvement, and simpler, greener options today. Fitting Tribute will help you make decisions that are right for your family. Our motto is, "It's all good."