Hemp Manila Rope

The term hemp manila rope is commonly used but inaccurate.

Manila rope is made from a hard fiber, a member of the banana plant family known as abaca. It is readily available. click here for prices .

Hemp rope is made from a soft fiber, the industrial (non-drug) strain of the cannabis plant family. While it is available on some specialty sites in some sizes and putups, it is difficult to find and can be costly.* Hemp Manila rope

Cannabis has not been grown for sale in a number of countries, including the United States, for most of the past 100 years (except as a manila substitute during World War II) because of concerns that the non-industrial type would also become available and be processed for drug use. And while restrictions on growing the industrial variety are being eased in the U.S. and some other areas, it's likely producers of fabrics, paper, oils, foods and other non-cordage related products will take advantage of the new supply.

While hemp rope is one of the oldest types, it began to lose ground vs stronger (approximately 20 per cent stronger), tougher manila about 200 years ago. And since synthetics have replaced natural fiber cordage in most load bearing / safety related applications, market demand may not justify initiating production.

*It should be noted that organic hemp rope is available on some of these sites, so the effort and cost may be worth while for those for whom this is a major consideration.

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Our Manila rope is used in lots of interesting ways - here are some of our customers' projects and comments

Manila rope wedding alter

3/4" and 2" Manila rope
Hi Tom, I ordered 2" and 3/4" Manila rope for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding alter. Their invitations were themed "Tie the Knot"!
Thanks for a good product- it worked out great.


2 inch natural fiber rope

2" Manila rope
Thanks, Tom. It was a pleasure - I'll be ordering more of the same next week.

2 inch manila rope

2" Manila rope
Rope is very nice – I looked all around and you had the best price.


2" Manila rope
My customer loves their new 2" Manila rope! Thank you for OUTSTANDING customer service! Much appreciated!.

Decorative Manila rope

3/4" Manila rope
This is part of the piece of art I created with your rope. Let me know what you think!
Aaron Harris

manila rope

2" Manila rope
Hey Tom, Here's one of the photos I told you about. Everyone who sees it loves the way it looks! I'll be sending some people your way.


1" Manila rope
Hi Tom - Hope you enjoy these photos. The 1" rope worked out fine!

2 inch manila rope

2" Manila rope
Here's a photo of one of our displays - having you cut and whip the ropes was the way to go!

Manila rope

1" Manila rope
My wife is having fun finding different ways to decorate with your rope!