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About Final Footprint

Greening Your Final Footprint


I'm passionate about leaving a healthier planet for future generations, and, for me, one of the simplest ways to accomplish this is through natural burials...

— Jane Hillhouse

Our History


Since 1994, Jane Hillhouse has been passionately working toward "greening" the funeral industry. As the founder of Colorful Coffins, Jane began her business by supplying biodegradable caskets, urns, and ash containers to families who wanted environmentally-friendly alternatives. In 2009, Jane's original business evolved into Final Footprint when she became an international distributor for an English natural casket company. In 2010, based on American customer input, she developed her own line of environmentally-friendly coffins, caskets, and urns. Many of these are produced in the United States by American craftspeople. Through Jane's outreach at conferences, festivals, and though interviews with national media, she provides education regarding "green" burial practices to the wider community. She has also been instrumental in the development of natural burial grounds.

Our Mission


Final Footprint is dedicated to supplying the finest environmentally-friendly caskets and urns available. We are also committed to providing education about natural burial as well as support and resources for those families who choose home funerals.

Meet Jane Hillhouse



Jane is an active member of the Funeral Consumer Alliance, and spent three years serving on the Board of Directors of her local chapter. She is also active in other community organizations and serves on the natural burial advisory committee for the Coastside Land Trust.

She offers educational presentations for funeral homes and hospice organizations, and for clergy and the public. She is also a regular participant in Green Festivals throughout the United States. Jane and Final Footprint have been featured in radio and print media, including Huffington Post.