SANCTUM biodegradable burial shroud

A dignified goodbye

At Sanctum, we believe that death is not something to be feared or hidden away, but rather something to be embraced as a natural part of life. Our shrouds are designed with this philosophy in mind, combining beautiful designs with sustainable materials and natural dyes and scents to create a product that is both environmentally conscious and emotionally meaningful.

Sanctum shrouds are made from renewable plant resources and beautifully dyed with natural tannins from fruits, vegetables and nuts which do not leach toxic chemicals into the earth.

And they smell lovely. Each shroud is treated with our proprietary fabric solution (also made of plants) which leaves a fresh, natural scent as a wonderful, lasting memory.

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Sanctum shroud

Why choose a shroud?

Burial shrouds are becoming a popular choice for those looking for a more eco-friendly option. Unlike traditional caskets, shrouds are made from biodegradable materials like cotton, hemp, linen or silk, which means they won't take up space in landfills for centuries to come.

Why choose to be wrapped in a shroud prior to one's final journey? For one, shrouds allow for a more natural and dignified return to the Earth. They also provide a deeper connection to our ancestors and the long-standing tradition of wrapping the dead in cloth. Many families are opting for home funerals which allow for ritual and personalization, creating beautiful memories of a difficult experience.

If you're looking for a way to leave a smaller footprint on the planet while also honouring your own journey or that of a loved one, consider choosing a Sanctum shroud. It's a decision you can feel good about, both for yourself, for your family and for the world around you.


Sanctum's beautiful shrouds

A selection of our available shrouds ready to ship.

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