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How to treat jute ropes for shibari

Posted by Fred Hatt on

Treating your own ropes can be rewarding and is also a good way to save money if you have the time to spare! We sell ropes that have been conditioned and are ready to use as soon as they arrive. We also sell raw rope and even reels, as well as all the materials you need to do the treatment yourself. For further information on care and maintenance, check out an earlier blog post here.  

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Now offering faster and tracked shipping options!

Posted by Anna Bones on

Good news! We’ve upped our game with better and faster shipping options! Over the last year we have worked hard on our online store to bring you high quality ropes in bundles and kits that actually make sense. Whether you are just starting or are a seasoned rope practitioner, whether you are on a tight budget or have some money to spend, we’ve got you covered. And now we’re making it easier to get our ropes to your door with an upgraded shipping system. We continue to ship orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we continue to provide free shipping...

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Thank you for your patience!

Posted by Anna Bones on

We are a small business of 4 staff working as hard as we can to treat and ship your orders during the holidays & lockdown.We usually work 2 to 3 times per week, but are currently operating a bit slower than usual as our folk take some time off to enjoy holiday with their households (a well deserved rest after a difficult year!). We thank you for understanding this and really appreciate your patience.Rest assured your orders are in good hands and will reach you!Please allow at least 2 weeks for your order to arrive. Contact us at shibaristoreuk@gmail.com if you have...

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Need your parcel by Christmas?

Posted by Anna Bones on

Please note that we ship via Royal Mail 2nd class so the earlier you order the more likely it is you will receive your order before Christmas!From Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd we will ship UK orders via 1st class.Please be aware that we ship twice per week only as this is when we work. We are a small team of 3 dedicated staff who work super hard to get everything out in a timely fashion. We are however working through a pandemic and local lockdowns, which means sometimes there are some delays with the mail that are beyond our...

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Why are Shibari jute ropes expensive?

Posted by Anna Bones on

This is not an unreasonable question and there are reasons for this! For starters jute ropes made for shibari are "single ply" which means that they are made in a different way to modern rope manufacturing (which tends to be "double ply"). For this reason the ropes have to come from specialist suppliers who make the ropes to this particular specification. This is an '"old school", more traditional way of making rope that is not the standard in modern industry. Secondly, when you find cheap sources of jute rope online, even if advertised as shibari rope, they will almost certainly be double...

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