Honest Coffins is owned by John Connell, who became interested in eco-coffins when his mother died and he noticed that eco-coffins were amongst the more expensive options offered by the funeral director. He later discovered that many of the so-called eco-coffins are imported from Indonesia and China. Recently he has moved back to Scotland, and is making coffins on the lovely Isle of Arran, with the intention of supplying the local area of Ayrshire, Argyll and maybe slightly beyond. Ashes caskets, however, can be dispatched by 48-hour Parcel Force for delivery throughout the U.K.
He is assisted by a beautiful black Labrador, Miss Tilia Woof (Director of sticks and quality control).