Frequently Asked Questions
OK, how do you pronounce Coeio? What does it mean?
We took a liberty with a latin word, coeo, which means “assemble, or come together.”
Here’s how you say Coeio:
co- + e + ō (“go”)
We love the name since the idea of coming together is really at the heart of why we started the company. We should come together with the earth naturally after we die.
What’s more, we’ve observed that expressing your wishes to your loved ones makes death a community experience. We go so far as to say it enables a celebration of life. As we have seen people choose Infinity Burial for themselves or loved ones, family and friends have come together to make that a reality which is an amazing thing to see.
How does the Infinity Burial Suit work?
The Infinity Burial Suit is a handcrafted garment that is worn when being buried.
It is embroidered with a special type of thread infused with infinity mushroom spores. When buried, the mushroom spores act to cleanse the body of many toxins and gently return the it to the earth.
The end result: our bodies are transformed into vital nutrients that enrich the earth and foster new life.
When will the Infinity Burial Suit be available?
We expect to release the burial suit to the general public in late 2015.
We are in the process of trailing and manufacturing the suit now. If you would like to receive updates on our progress, get early access to the suit, or special discounted pricing join our launch community.
If you are in immediate need of a suit now, please send us a message here and we will explore whether we can accommodate your particular situation
Can I reserve a suit before they come out?
We are opening invitations to a waiting list and some will be part of our Early Adopter Program. If interested you can sign up here.
Is the infinity burial suit available for pets?
Are there any special preparations needed when using the suit?
Is it legal to use the infinity burial suit?
Where the confusion comes in is that some funeral homes and cemeteries require a traditional casket to be buried. While they make it sound like a legal requirement, it actually has more to do with their own commercial goals.
This trend is changing however. In recent years, interest in green funerals have been on the rise, and a growing number of green funeral homes and burial grounds have emerged. If you are interested in these, simply google green burial or check out the directory at the green burial council.
But remember, you do have a choice.
Do I have to get buried in a special place when I use the suit?
Where can I find green cemeteries in the US?
Simply google green burial or check out the directory at the green burial council.
What toxins are found in the human body?
The Centers for Disease Control in the US says we have 219 toxic chemicals in our body. These include tobacco residues, dry cleaning chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, flame retardants, heavy metals, preservatives, etc. The CDC reports that the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen and plastic hardener which causes reproductive and neurological damage, is found in 93% of adults age 6 and older.
Why would I want to encourage my body to decompose?
Unless we are cremated or mummified, our bodies will decompose after we die. Being embalmed and placed in a casket and a concrete grave liner will delay the process, but only for a few weeks or months. We like the idea of facilitating the decomposition, so that our bodies can be part of the earth as soon as possible. We also like the idea that we can be productive and help solve our environmental crisis – even after we die.
Will the mushrooms eat me while I am alive?
No. The mushrooms we are working with are edible mushrooms, which prefer wood-based substrates. These mushrooms are selected for their capacity to digest dead human tissue. They are not being genetically altered and will not morph into a flesh-eating disease. Consider the following…At any given moment, there are a million fungal spores, bacteria, and even viruses in the air, on every surface, and even in your own body competing for nutrients. Your body, when alive, has a natural defense mechanism (your immune system!) to fight off these microorganisms. Your body, when dead, no longer has an active immune system and will therefore become food for any organism.
How can I get involved?
Join our launch community, contact us if you would like to offer your skills and expertise, or help spread the word! We are especially seeking the following volunteer/pro bono assistance and resources**:
- Green funeral director to oversee demonstration burial (pro bono)
- Green cemetery or conservation burial site for demonstration burial (pro bono)
- Experienced Industrial Designer to help co-create the next burial container(s)
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