Natural Hemp Rope

Natural Hemp rope is one of the oldest natural fibre ropes in use today. Often used for decorative projects. For a synthetic alternative to Natural Hemp rope that is more suited to outdoor use, check out our Synthetic Hemp rope.


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Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Break load (kg)*
6mm 6 250
8mm 10 450
10mm 16 690
12mm 24 980
14mm 33 1,320
16mm 42 1,700
18mm 53 2,250
20mm 67 2,650
22mm 81 3,150
24mm 96 3,750
28mm 132 5,050
32mm 171 6,500
36mm 217 8,150
40mm 268 10,000
48mm 385 14,200

*Break load for indication purposes only. Not test certified. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.


Resistance  Description
UV resistance  Good
Abrasion resistance  Poor
Rot and mould No


Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3 & 4-strand. Made from fibres from the non-drug strain of the Canabis plant
Material Natural
Appearance  Light golden brown colour, slightly fuzzy and hairy appearance. Natural, organic, classic look 
Feel Soft and hairy to touch
Handling  Supple and easier on the hands than Sisal & Manila. Harder than Jute to touch
Strength (dry) Good, but not suitable for uses where strength is the main requirement e.g.: lifting
Stretch (elasticity) Low
Biodegradable  Yes
Storage Dry environment only
Knot retention Good
Can be dyed? Yes 
Odour Known to have a strong odour which can be treated with fabric softener to reduce