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Name: Une Belle Vie Memorial Urns LLC
Location: Centennial, CO
Founders: Melody and Mike Jamali
Une Belle Vie History:
- Early in 2009, entrepreneur Mike Jamali was touched by a story on the national news about the growing need for custom, artistic urns. He and his son, 21-year-old Eric, began research on a business to offer beautiful, one-of-a-kind urns, but time constraints ultimately put their project on hold.
- In June 2009, Eric was tragically killed in an accident.
- During an emotional and stressful time, Mike and his wife Melody Jamali felt rushed and pressured to buy an urn and literally picked one off of the funeral home wall. It was overpriced, uninspiring and didn’t reflect the life or spirit of their son.
- In the weeks following Eric’s death, this business idea became a personal passion for the Jamali family.
- On Eric’s birthday, February 25, 2010, Une Belle Vie officially launches online.
Une Belle Vie in the News
WYPR Radio: January 9, 2013
EcoFabulous: April 2012
PlanetSave: April 26, 2011
Green Talk: April 20, 2011
Reuters: September 1, 2010
Industry Statistics and Key Information:
- According to CANA (Cremation Association of North America), by 2025 there will be 1,409,490 cremations out of 3,235,000 deaths – approx 44%.
- Laws on cremation vary by state, but in general, there are no laws that govern the actual vessel. Spreading ashes on public property, including inland bodies of water and mountains, is against the law. Some state parks will allow the scattering of ashes with a permit. On private property, approval in writing should be requested prior to spreading ashes.
- Source for religious and ethnic beliefs on cremation: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Cremation
- Religions that primarily cremate: Scientology, Unitarianism, Indian religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism).
- Religions that forbid cremation: Islam, The Baha’i Faith, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches (Christian) except when circumstances warrant or demand it, such as during cases of epidemics, wherein cremation would be in the interest of public health, through the prevention of the additional spread of disease.
The official Une Belle Vie logo is composed of a unique logotype and tri-spiral graphic. The following files are intended for media use only. To request commercial use of the logo, please contact Melody Jamali at [email protected]