Manila rope (often called Manila Hemp rope) is made from the stems of a plant called Abaca, grown primarily in the Philippines and is named after the capital city, Manilla.
Consisting of long dark brown fibres, this natural hemp rope is durable and very flexible with great resistance to repeated salt water exposure, making it great for marine use as rope, lines, and fishing nets.
Manila rope shrinks a little when it becomes wet, which needs to be taken into account when covering exact distances - for example for sails, or as part of decking and barriers.
Yes - as with all natural ropes, manila garden decking rope will shrink when wet, then lengthen when it dries.
Natural ropes typically shrink by around 10% when wet. When they're dry, they will retunr to their original length.
Manila Rope has great resistance to repeated salt water exposure, which is why it's frequently used in the marine industry.
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A highly durable natural rope that consists of long dark brown fibres.
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