PĀHIKI (Hawaiian): 'To pass quietly, go lightly, touch gently'
Pāhiki was born after a deeply moving and intimate experience with the death of a parent. As our ohana navigated the complexities of funeral planning, we found a lack of continuity between our eco-conscious lifestyle and sustainable burial options. In the west, we’ve defaulted to toxic funerary practices of embalming; caskets made of steel, lacquer, polyester, rubber; and artificially making those who’ve passed appear animate. These gestures, though temporarily comforting to the living, are wreaking environmental havoc in perpetuity. We believe families should have viable eco-conscious options in life and the deathspace alike.