Strongest rpoe available. Will absorb greater shock load than any other and outlast all natural fibre ropes by a wide margin. Nylon is flexible, has high abrasion resistance, can be stored well, resists most acids, alkalis and organic solvents. It will not rot. Nylon rope is ideal for anchor lines, couplers, hawsers, tie-up lines, safety and mountaineering ropes. It is widely used in commercial fishing.
Since 2000, customers have been using our hemp ropes to make award-winning toys, swings, hammocks, dog chews, box and luggage handles, handicrafts, signs, and more. The smaller strands, after oxygen whitening, also make 100% natural laundry lines; unwhitened, the natural brown color of hemp may bleed onto light-colored clothing and leave a "rope-ish" scent on clothing, but whitening takes care of both issues. Indispensable for the nature lover's and hemp purist's home and garden as well as the great outdoors, our organic hemp ropes are tightly twisted from clean high quality yarns. Everyday, artisans continue to find innovative uses for the hemp rope.
You will find infinite uses for our natural & mindful hemp ropes both for indoor and outdoor tasks and especially in the workshop: non-toxic hemp dog and cat toys (hemp ropes are really tough — cats can scratch on them and dogs love to chew on them, which is great for cleaning and strengthening their teeth as well as keeping them off things you don't want them to chew on). The thicker hemp ropes make great swings. Hemp ropes also make safe and natural skip ropes and hammocks (in fact, we have a couple of customers who use our hemp ropes and hemp canvas to make great hammocks).
Hemp ropes make for unique, eco-friendly, non-outgassing, and hypo-allergenic insulation for log home walls, children's toy chest handles, bucket handles, tree-house drop-down ladders, handicraft projects (house and garden signs made from twisted ropes forming letters nailed on wooden boards are rustic and charmingly beautiful), and much more. Do-it-yourselfers will find even more uses for them. Chemically sensitive customers will appreciate their purity.
Hemp ropes have traditionally been indispensable for nautical applications (along with hemp canvas which was the sole material for ships' sails up until synthetics came along), so many eco-aware seafarers of today are turning again to hemp ropes to help salvage the damages done to the environment. In the age of Global Warming, more and more eco-conscious interior designers are also incorporating hemp ropes into their work: hemp ropes make great trims, curtain holds, and home accessories.
Well-nigh indestructible, hemp ropes have always been valued for their natural tensile strength and weather-resistance since time immemorial (they are completely impervious to sun, rain, sea water, and rough use). In fact, up until the turn of the century when synthetics came along, the word "rope" was synonymous with "hemp."
A rope is a linear collection of natural or artificial plies, yarns, or strands which are twisted or braided together in order to combine them into a larger and stronger form. We carry both natural ropes, like our manila rope varieties, derived from Manila hemp, and synthetic ropes like our trusted polypropylene ropes. We‘re literally bursting at the seams nylon, polyester, 3 Strand Manila rope, and countless specialty ropes. If you don’t see your rope listed please give us a call and we will do our best to get it.
All of our ropes are suitable for indoor use. For an outdoor rope handrail, or in high humidity environments, the reccommended rope to use is p.o.s.h. as it is the most resistant to both sunlight and water. Synthetic ropes are impervious to moisture which is why they are so prevalent nowadays but most of them bleach and become brittle in the sunlight. Untreated natural ropes will have a shorter life if used outside, as they tend to trap moisture in and rot from the inside. For more information on the use of ropes for exterior installations, see our page.