We are currently experiencing an impact to our raw materials which effects our 6mm hemp ropes. The machine which spins our hemp ropes recently broke beyond repair and required outright replacement. Unfortunately this new machine currently is not producing rope which meets our standards of quality and safety.
We have secured an alternate supply which, while being made of a superior quality hemp than was previously available, is spun in the reverse from our traditional hemp ropes- a counter-clockwise "Z-twist" rather than our usual clockwise "S-twist" (our POSH, Cotton, and Bavarian Blonde ropes are and have always been Z-twist). This change does not impact the color, function, performance, or safety but does mean it will not visually match the spin of our previous product.
This is a temporary change while our supplier's machinery is retooled to produce these higher quality ropes in our traditional S-twist, however we do not have an exact timeline for this. Note that this is currently only effecting our standard stock 6mm hemp ropes. All other ropes, including 4mm and 8mm hemp ropes, are unaffected.
Please note that due to these changes, combined with unseasonably high volume, some orders are taking a few days over our usual 10 business days for production.
Customers with existing orders will be contacted directly regarding next steps. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
In lieu of a custom color for September, we have a prototype rope we're considering adding to our Exotics line! This is your opportunity to be part of The Twisted Monk's beta-testing team and influence a new rope option- Relaxed Hemp!
This organic hemp rope features triple-combed fibers and a longer more loose-lay spin, similar to that of a hand-laid rope. This results in a softer rope with a gentler hand and smoother finish. The finely milled base fibers give this rope an on-skin feel falling nicely between that of comfy cotton and typical hemp. Where our standard hemp is like a crisp new pair of selvage denim jeans, Relaxed Hemp is a comfy pair perfectly broken in.
Relaxed Hemp prototype rope is available now in extremely limited quantities, being made available at a introductory reduced price.
10% of proceeds from Relaxed Hemp will be donated to Seattle's Alley Cat Project.
We will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.
The website will remain open for business and you are still more than welcome to make purchases. Orders and email received during this time will begin processing when we return on Tuesday, September 4th.
Those who receive our newsletter can expect to see it arrive on or just after the holiday with information about the special opportunity happening in lieu of Color Of The Month (which will launch later in the week, time and date details will be in the newsletter).
In a move to help protect your privacy and reduce identity theft, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently increased their stringency with regard to addressee names. The USPS requires that the name listed as the recipient on a parcel match their records for occupancy in order to complete delivery. Parcels whose recipient name does not match may be (and recently have been) labeled as "undeliverable" and returned to sender.
If you have an existing order and would like to amend your shipping information, please contact us and we're happy to update this information for you. We want to make sure your orders arrive as quickly and easily as possible. We appreciate your understanding with these adjustments.
August is here and it's the perfect time to go strolling the beaches of the Puget Sound looking for interesting pieces of shell, driftwood, and if you're lucky- sea glass!
With an ombre of soft aquamarine and amethyst, with the occasional hint of sand, Sea Glass is a nostalgic homage to these wave-worn pleasures from the sea.
Much like any good beach-combing prize, our Sea Glass is a rare prize. Available in our world-renowned 6mm hemp while supplies last.
10% of proceeds from Sea Glass will be donated to Force Blue. Force Blue is a 501(c)(3) organization providing mission therapy for former combat divers by retraining, retooling, and deploying them on missions of ocean conservation, preservation, and restoration. Uniting the community of combat veterans with the world of marine science and conservation with the power to restore lives and the planet.
Summer is in full swing- the season of backyard BBQ, picnics, and beach bonfires. And so comes July's color of the month- Bonfire!
Bonfire combines vibrant tones of honey-gold, amber, and orange in a flame-toned ombre. Our summer Bonfire won't burn forever!
10% of proceeds from will be donated to Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. NWIRP is a 501(c)(3) organization which strives for justice and equity for all persons, regardless of where they were born, through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.
We will be closing at 4pm Pacific Time Tuesday, July 3rd and all-day July 4th, in observance of the Fourth Of July holiday.
The website will remain open for business and you are still more than welcome to make purchases. Orders and email received during this time will be processed when we return on Thursday, July 5th.
Due to the holiday, Color Of The Month will launch the second week of July.
Featuring a warmer "designer" red than our standard Crimson, Stiletto's scarlet yields to a strict black in a sultry blend. Evocative of the timeless look of candle wax and blindfolds, spanked cheeks and bullwhips, lipstick and leather.
10% of proceeds from Stiletto will be donated to the Sex Workers Outreach Project: Behind Bars. SBB is a 501(c)(3) organization providing interdisciplinary community support to incarcerated sex workers, and resources for those recently-released, facilitating successful re-entry into their communities.
While our rainbow bamboo rope is available year-round, through the month of June (Pride month!) we'll be donating 10% of proceeds from these ropes to Trans Lifeline!
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people, Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the transgender community might have. Trans Lifeline is accredited by Contact USA.
We will be closed beginning 4pm Pacific Time Friday, May 25th to allow Monk and The Minion to enjoy the holiday weekend.
The website will remain open for business and you are still more than welcome to make purchases.
Orders and email received during this time will be processed when we return on Tuesday, May 29th.
You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, even if you are already on our mailing list we need to confirm that you would like to receive email newsletters from us.
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With spring well underway and headed toward summer, everywhere green things are unfurling their leaves to bask in the sun, and stretching out their roots to drink in the spring rains. Sprout pops up to join them with leafy shades of green.
Featuring spring-green, grass-green, and rich moss, these yellow-undertoned greens merge into a lush and seamless ombre.
Much like it's namesake seedlings, Sprout won't stay long! Available in our world-renowned 6mm hemp rope while supplies last.
10% of proceeds from Sprout will be donated to Northwest Harvest.