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Soft, flexible and environmentally friendly, cotton rope has a wide range of uses from crafts to agriculture. Below, we’ll explore some of the most popular ways to use this versatile material.
Cotton rope is made from vegetable material, which makes it biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It is characterized by its softness and flexibility, and is structured in a way that allows the use of knots without problems. The elasticity of the rope depends on the thickness of its diameter: the thicker the rope, the less elasticity.
This type of rope absorbs water very well, up to 30% of its weight. However, they deteriorate more easily in adverse conditions, so it is advisable to store them in places where humidity and sunlight cannot damage them.
One of the most widespread and expanding uses of cotton rope is in crafts, especially in the art of macramé or crochet. Cotton rope between 3 and 6 mm is the most commonly used for macramé, and can be braided or twisted cotton. The most common colors are white and ecru.
Another important use of cotton ropes is in the sports field. Because it is a soft rope, it does not chafe or burn to the touch, unlike synthetic ropes.
It is an excellent choice for group activities such as tug-of-war, as well as for use in gyms or summer camps.
Home decoration with cotton rope is booming, and we are seeing more and more decorative ropes on mirrors, lamps, headboards or simply sailor knots at events.
Cotton ropes are also used in construction and agriculture, although to a lesser extent, because moisture decreases the durability of the product. In these cases, braided cotton cord is the best option.
Cotton rope is an extremely versatile material that accompanies us in many aspects of our daily lives. From art and crafts, to sports, to decoration and construction, this type of rope offers endless possibilities.