Frequently asked questions
Where can I purchase an Outside The Box Casket?
Outside The Box Caskets are available to Funeral Directors throughout New Zealand; just ask for us by name.
Or see our list of Funeral Homes which stock our caskets.
What if my funeral home doesn’t stock your caskets?
No problem, just contact us and we’ll help organise a solution.
Where are your caskets made?
Our eco caskets are designed by NZ designer Becs Bartells and made locally in NZ, manufactured completely in-house and 'hand' assembled. Note; a lower carbon footprint being locally produced!
How eco-friendly are your caskets?
Our eco caskets and are made up of at least 70% post-consumer cardboard waste. Quick-burning caskets such as cardboard also require less fuel use and are therefore responsible for fewer carbon emissions
Unlike many caskets which are either imported, or the materials are imported, our eco caskets are manufactured right here in New Zealand. Our cardboard caskets have 50% less carbon emissions than a standard casket when cremated and for burial they are 100% biodegradable, as they contain no plastic, glue or metal parts.
How much does an Outside The Box Casket cost?
Your funeral director will be able to provide you with exact information about costs.
Can I personalise or decorate an Outside The Box Casket myself?
Personalisation if one of the major benefits of an Outside The Box Casket. Our DIY plain Kraft cardboard casket allows family and friends to decorate the casket with a variety of mediums (e.g acrylic paints, felt pens, crayons, pastels and pencils) by adding their own individual messages, memories, photographs, momentos or drawings that they may want to include directly onto the casket.
Also available is our nature range of caskets.
Will you have more designs on offer?
Yes, we will, we are continually evolving our range. So follow us on social media to keep up to date or check back on our website.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, however, there are MOQ’s. Please get in touch if you are interested in purchasing or distribution opportunities.
Are your caskets weight tested?
Yes, our caskets are weight tested to an impressive 320kg.
What if I am using the casket at a service and it rains?
Light specks of rain are fine, like all funeral services if rain is forecasted the casket can be covered appropriately.
Can your caskets be used for pall bearer services?
Yes, our caskets are designed to be carried and have 6 handmade load bearing jute handles for pallbearers.
Is the casket supplied with a nameplate?
Yes, our caskets are supplied with a cardboard name plate.
Does the casket have certification?
Yes, our caskets are the first cardboard casket in New Zealand to meet the strict requirements and receive full certification from Natural Burials NZ.
Why should I consider an Outside The Box cardboard casket?
Our eco caskets are something fresh and innovative, giving those who are more eco conscious an option to leave this world with less environmental impact.