Natural Hemp Rope
Cannabis Natural Hemp Rope
Ravenox is proud to be the first hemp rope manufacturer in the United States in over 85 years. After the prohibition of hemp by the U.S. government in 1936, American-made hemp ropes disappeared and were replaced by cotton ropes and synthetic ropes like polypropylene rope, nylon rope and polyester rope.
Hemp’s fiber composition makes it an ideal alternative to cotton and synthetic rope in many ways. Hemp’s most notable functional advantage over cotton is its superior tenacity. Natural hemp fiber rope and cord is also more absorbent and breathable than cotton rope and especially more so than petroleum-derived synthetic ropes.
Hemp’s low extensibility (percent of elongation) makes twisting hemp yarns a challenge for even the most experienced rope engineers. However, this quality makes hemp desirable for use in applications where “stretch” is a hindrance to product performance, such as boat sails and upholstery.
Twisted Hemp Rope For the Environment
Hemp is considered a carbon-negative crop, in that it sequesters more CO2 than it generates per harvest cycle. Additionally, hemp generates more fiber per acre in less time and with less water, compared to cotton. Hemp is markedly less fastidious than cotton and can grow in a wider range of climates and soil types. The hemp plant’s fast growth and dense canopy serves as its own weed suppressor, eliminating the need for herbicides.
USDA Biobased Certified Hemp Ropes
The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. Ravenox hemp ropes are tested and USDA certified as a biobased product.
Responsibly Sourced Hemp For Twisted Ropes
Ravenox uses hemp yarns that are sourced with 100% hemp fibers from France and blended with 100% cotton that is grown in the United States. This unique 50/50 Hemp/Cotton construction creates a soft and strong, more sustainable rope.
Cotton blends very well with hemp. The hemp adds stability and strength to cotton, making the rope stronger and slightly lowering its shrinkage. It also enhances dye retention. Note that both cotton and hemp will shrink when first washed. As America moves closer to producing hemp yarns made with American-grown hemp, Ravenox will create ropes with these domestic hemp fibers.
Another unique benefit of hemp is its natural abundance of cannabinoids (non-psychoactive) and terpenes, the antimicrobial activity of which is well documented.
Hemp Rope For Pet Lovers
Pet Lovers who are looking for a pet toy should use Ravenox twisted hemp rope. Great for dog toys, bird toys, cat toys, and any other pet toy that could be ingested and is of concern. You can create your own soft, strong, and durable hemp rope dog leash or horse lead, or check out the variety offered by Ravenox.
Hemp Ropes For Farmers, Ranchers and Gardeners
Farmers, Ranchers, and Gardeners use Ravenox hemp ropes as they're biodegradable and mildew-resistant. Natural hemp twine is used in the production and storage of their harvests and for livestock use.
Hemp Rope For Weddings and Events
Elegantly highlight your wedding while showing support for our planet by integrating hemp rope into your nautical themed wedding. Twisted hemp ropes are perfect for handfasting, table placements and pew ropes.
Natural Hemp Rope For Macramé and DIY Crafts
Macramé artisans love natural hemp rope as it can transform a project into a one-of-a-kind unique piece. Macrame is a great way to incorporate more handmade items into your home décor. Jewelry can even be fashioned using this dynamic rope!
Learn More about the differences between cotton ropes and hemp rope.
Ravenox ropes meets the rigorous manufacturing and testing procedures set forth by the American Cordage Institute and we are proud to be 1 of only 27 manufacturers in the world that help set the standards in rope manufacturing. Ravenox is a CERTIFIED Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
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Ravenox Twisted Hemp Rope - 1/8-inch, 3/16-inch, 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch, 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, and 1-inch Diameters
|Diameter||Metric||Tensile Strength||Working Load**|
|1/4-inch||6mm||234 lbs.||35 - 59 lbs.|
|3/8-inch||9.5mm||488 lbs.||73 - 122 lbs.|
|1/2-inch||13mm||1,061 lbs.||159 - 265 lbs.|
|5/8-inch||16mm||1,587 lbs.||238 - 397 lbs.|
|3/4-inch||19mm||1,875 lbs.||281 - 469 lbs.|
|1-inch||25mm||2,137 lbs.||321 - 534 lbs.|
Please note that while our three-strand hemp rope is true to diameter on the spools, fibers may expand when the rope is cut to length and shipped. Some ropes may increase almost a whole size in diameter. If your application is dependent on a certain diameter, please consider ordering a smaller size than is needed.