artisan created shrouds, hand dyed with botanicals in aotearoa nz.


Go out green

wrapped simply and gently in soft natural fibres, just you and the quiet earth.

Artisan crafted

Each shroud is individually artisan dyed. The gentle muted palette and exclusive leaf prints derived from plants create a reverent aesthetic reflecting the natural environment of Aotearoa.

Aotearoa Made

Based in the Kaipara region of Northland, Ake Ake shrouds is a New Zealand owned cottage business. In the process of our work we strive to support other local businesses and community initiatives.

Green Funerals

Ake Ake Shrouds are made from 100% biodegradable fibres. The dyeing process uses no chemicals harmful to the earth and make a perfect choice for a natural burial or cremation with or without a casket. 

Family Led Funerals

A simple design that enables those families who wish it, to participate in wrapping of their loved one in preparation for the funeral. Guidelines on shrouding can be found here.

Cost Effective

We believe a dignified and reverent funeral shouldn't cost the earth. Not just in environmental terms, but also in budget. Our range of shrouds provides you cost accessible options. 

A Dyeing Art

We offer the option of being involved in the creative journey. Contribute plants meaningful to you into the shroud making, or help to dye a shroud in a hands on workshop. This is art with soul and purpose.



Katerina Spade


a dyeing art

Artisan crafted shrouds are hand dyed naturally with aroha by Kaipara based artist and palliative care nurse - Karen Williamson.



brings personal involvement into the ritual of death care that is empowering and immensely uplifting.