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  • Hemp Rope Breaking Strains

Natural 100% Hemp Rope 4mm

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Quick Overview

Did you know that Hemp ropes float? Used for generations as the rope of choice because it was stronger and more rot resistant and kinder on the hands than all other natural fibre ropes. They are suitable for a huge number of uses, practical & decorative, both indoor & out.

Prices below for Ropes by the metre up to any length you require. Minimum order is 5m.

Please note once cut to length, rope cannot be returned.

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Availability:1288 in stock

  • Buy 25 for £0.38 each and save 3%
  • Buy 50 for £0.36 each and save 8%
  • Buy 100 for £0.33 each and save 16%
  • Buy 250 for £0.31 each and save 21%
  • Buy 500 for £0.30 each and save 24%
  • Buy 1000 for £0.28 each and save 29%


Prices are shown per metre.

This 4mm natural hemp rope is perfect for using in your home or garden. Great for craft projects, as cooking string, or garden ties. The natural makeup of this 100% hemp rope means that it’s a great choice for your organic garden or allotment.

These ropes are the very highest quality hemp ropes available. As standard, our Pure Hemp Ropes are made in the EU, using excellent Long Fibre grown using organic farming methods.

A Brief History of Hemp Rope

Being the strongest natural plant fibres around, hemp has been used for thousands of years by civilizations across the globe as a rope making material. Some of the oldest archaeological evidence of hemp rope dates back to 8,000-10,000 BC in China, where pottery has been found with imprints of hemp rope. From the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans up to the vikings in the middle ages through to the Royal Navy in the 16th-19th centuries, hemp rope has been a common factor in our shared history. Famously used in sailing vessels for millenia and arguably key to the most successful nautical ventures of the British Royal Navy, viking longboats, and ancient maritime civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, hemp rope was prized for its incredible tensile strength and abrasion durability.

Environmental Benefits

Hemp is a fantastic natural sustainable and ethical choice of rope! Hemp plants improve air and soil quality. Hemp is a “carbon sink”, it’s proven to be better than any other plant, crop or tree at removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Hemp plants can grow in poor quality soil, and they leave the soil in a better condition than before they were planted. Hemp requires less water to grow than other natural rope materials such as jute, flax or cotton and requires absolutely no chemicals whereas crops like cotton are responsible for 25% of global agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers. Hemp rope naturally biodegrades fairly quickly if left untreated, unlike synthetic ropes which release harmful plastic microparticles into the environment and take hundreds of years to break down naturally. Therefore, hemp is the best choice for our environment!

Suggested Uses

  • Kitchen Twine
  • Butchers Twine
  • Bakers Twine
  • Macrame Crafts
  • Natural Jewellery Making
  • General Arts and Crafts
  • Natural Gift Wrapping Ties or Packaging Ties
  • Gardening Twine
  • Natural Clothes Line / Washing Line
  • Hanging Plant Holders
  • Natural Pet/Parrot Toys
  • ...and whatever your imagination can come up with! Let us know what you plan on using your hemp rope for.


  • Diameter: 4mm
  • Circumference: 12.6mm
  • Construction: 3 strand, twisted
  • Breaking Strength (maximum load): 216lb / 98kg
  • Weight (per metre): 7g
  • Origin: Europe
  • All-Natural: Yes
  • Core: No
  • Buoyancy: Floats
  • Abrasion Resistance: Excellent
  • Tensile Strength: Excellent
  • Knot Retention: Excellent
  • Biodegradable: Yes


Please note, hemp rope can have a strong and distinct natural aroma when it first arrives. Some have described it as similar to hay or flour sack. Although this aroma does almost disappear after a few months of use, a certain unique smell can remain detectable for the lifespan of the rope. The smell only gets more pleasant over time, while also becoming weaker. After a while the less pleasant notes fade away and you will be left with a sweet and natural hay-like aroma from your hemp rope.


Store in a cool dry place.

String, Twine and Braided Cord

Looking for Hemp braid cord (similar to sash window cord)? Follow this link.

Looking for thin/fine hemp string or twine? Follow this link.

Uncertain which size/type you need? Order a samples card through this link.

Additional Information

Classifications 100% Organic, 100% Vegan, Eco World, UV Safe

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