Natural Ropes

At Rope Source we stock a great range of traditional natural ropes. These include cotton, jute, mixed fibre, hemp, sisal and manila ropes which are available in a range of diameters from 6mm to 32mm. Thicker sizes can be sourced upon request. These natural ropes are made from natural fibres sourced from plants. Natural ropes were the standard ropes used for many years before the introduction of synthetic ropes and are ideal for those looking for a more traditional, natural, rustic feel and finish. Being natural they are also biodegradable and will eventually naturally decompose meaning they are a more environmentally friendly option. Natural ropes can be used both inside and outside but we recommend they are treated if used outdoors. Ropes made from natural fibres can also shrink in length and expand in girth when wet so we advise pre soaking them before use as a decking rope and not to drill the posts until this has been done. Our natural ropes are supplied by James Lever of Bolton – ropes and twines since 1856.