Ake Ake Shrouds
Location: Aotearoa, New Zealand
Products: Artisan made natural funeral shrouds and funerary accessories, hand dyed with botanical prints from locally foraged plants. A simple wrap style shroud, comes with ties and a matching keepsake bag that can also be used for natural interment of ashes.
Pricing: Shroud sets from $500 NZD
Shipping: World wide shipping. Quote available on request.
Delivery: Local delivery within 45km radius from $20-$50 NZD
Custom builds: Most shrouds are suitable for adults up to 6 ft tall. Custom sizes on request including for infant, child and small pet. Bespoke custom dye to a colour palette of choice, or to include plants significant to the person (depending on availability). Time to make from 2 - 4 weeks, plus shipping times. Consultation for custom dyes is at no cost.
Materials: All natural fibres and fabrics including sewing threads - cotton, linen, silk or wool. Some fabrics used are recycled or vintage. All dyes are plant based, sustainably harvested and non-toxic.
Phone: 64 027 63 65 610
"During my years as a hospice nurse, I had many honest and heartfelt conversations with people about their funeral wishes. I heard their aspirations to be eco friendly, to have authentic simple ceremonies, or to remain at home after death and be cared for by the people whom they trusted and loved. I observed the powerful and uplifting impact that taking part in death care had on personal bereavement and witnessed the circle of community that arose around families to give support to their journey. My intention for Ake Ake Shrouds is to create a gracious and unique option that has low impact on mother earth, inspires the choice for a natural funeral and empowers families to participate in the ritual of shrouding with autonomy and confidence."