As a service to families, we offer this list of providers of alternative funeral goods and services that might be less familiar to most funeral consumers. Placement of a business on this list does not in any way constitute an endorsement by Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont.

Everlife Memorials is a Texas company with a useful consumer guide. From their website:

Our mission at Everlife Memorials is to provide a line of memorial products with the best possible value and the highest level of customer satisfaction without the pressures associated when dealing with a salesperson.

Shine On Brightly


Shine on Brightly is a provider of Decorative urns and memorial objects as well as memorial textile art, paintings, and books. Even pet urns are available.They are located in Asheville and according to their website their products are created by local artists.


Piedmont Pine Coffins is located near Pittsboro, NC. According to their website:

We offer the North Carolina Piedmont a green alternative to expensive contemporary caskets. Ours are made by hand using traditional hand tools... Our coffins follow construction standards developed by leaders of the green funeral movement to promote sustainable and eco-conscious burials.

Memorial Ecosystems

Memorial Ecosystems is located Westminster, SC and are involved in green cemetery resources. They operate the Ramsey Creek Preserve in Westminster which according to their website this "became the Green Burial Councilís first Certified Conservation Burial Ground in the US".

They are also involved with Honey Creek Woodlands which "is owned and operated by the Monastery  of the Holy Spirit, who is assisted by Memorial Ecosystems, Inc."

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