Gift Set: Holiday Sweets

Gift Set: Holiday Sweets

November 01, 2018

Sugar and spice and everything nice, our Holiday Sweets gift sets are back! Making the perfect present for any rope lover this winter, this year we've filled each window box with our satiny hand-spun bamboo in your choice of Peppermint Stick (red box) or Icicle Sparkle (pearl white box), fair-trade vegan chocolates from Lagusta's Luscious, plus safety shears and our instructional DVDs.

Stamped with our iconic wax seal, tied with a bow, include your own gift note on our included holiday card, the holidays have never been so easy!

A limited supply of these are available, once they're gone they're gone!

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November Color Of The Month: Tannenbaum

November Color Of The Month: Tannenbaum

November 01, 2018

We're reprising our incredibly popular Tannenbaum rope, and we'll be making it through the entire month of November!

Tannenbaum is our world-famous 6mm hemp, tightly spun in a Z-twist style, dyed to a lovely rich shade of green reminiscent of holiday wreaths and Douglas Fir boughs (or British racing cars).

10% of proceeds from Tannenbaum will be donated to two charities: Mary's Place and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh's Our Victims of Terror Fund.

Available now in our world-famous 6mm hemp!

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2018 Winter Holiday Ordering Cutoffs

2018 Winter Holiday Ordering Cutoffs

October 29, 2018

Orders must be placed prior to Noon Pacific Time on the following dates to ensure your order arrives by December 25th (based on destination and shipping service):

Military/International (USPS Priority):
Friday, November 16th
International (UPS Worldwide): 
Wednesday, November 21st
Domestic USA (USPS Priority):
Monday, November 26th

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Change to 6mm hemp ropes and production timelines

Change to 6mm hemp ropes and production timelines

October 04, 2018

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.

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"Color" Of The Month: Relaxed Hemp Prototype

"Color" Of The Month: Relaxed Hemp Prototype

September 06, 2018

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. 

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Labor Day is Monday September 3rd

Labor Day is Monday September 3rd

August 29, 2018

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).

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A quick note about domestic shipping addresses

A quick note about domestic shipping addresses

August 03, 2018

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.

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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.

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Color Of The Month: Sea Glass

Color Of The Month: Sea Glass

August 02, 2018

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.

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September 2018 Rope Dojo Ordering Dates

September 2018 Rope Dojo Ordering Dates

July 31, 2018

Attending Midori’s Rope Dojo in Baltimore on September 15-16th? The following are our cutoff dates for ordering rope to arrive in time.

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Not sure what rope you need for the weekend? We’ve made it easy with our Midori Essentials and Midori Plus kits! Don’t forget to use your Rope Dojo Student discount code to receive special pricing.

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Color Of The Month: Bonfire

Color Of The Month: Bonfire

July 12, 2018

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!

Available in our world-renowned 6mm hemp rope while supplies last.

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.

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We will be closed Wednesday July 4th

We will be closed Wednesday July 4th

July 02, 2018

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.

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Color Of The Month: Stiletto

Color Of The Month: Stiletto

June 06, 2018

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.

Available in our world-renowned 6mm hemp rope while supplies last. 

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. 

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