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Thank you for your patience!

Posted by Anna Barros on

We are a small business of 4 staff working as hard as we can to treat and ship your orders during the holidays & lockdown.We usually work 2 to 3 times per week, but are currently operating a bit slower than usual as our folk take some time off to enjoy holiday with their households (a well deserved rest after a difficult year!). We thank you for understanding this and really appreciate your patience.Rest assured your orders are in good hands and will reach you!Please allow at least 2 weeks for your order to arrive. Contact us at shibaristoreuk@gmail.com if you have...

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Need your parcel by Christmas?

Posted by Anna Barros on

Please note that we ship via Royal Mail 2nd class so the earlier you order the more likely it is you will receive your order before Christmas!From Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd we will ship UK orders via 1st class.Please be aware that we ship twice per week only as this is when we work. We are a small team of 3 dedicated staff who work super hard to get everything out in a timely fashion. We are however working through a pandemic and local lockdowns, which means sometimes there are some delays with the mail that are beyond our...

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Why are Shibari jute ropes expensive?

Posted by Anna Barros on

This is not an unreasonable question and there are reasons for this! For starters jute ropes made for shibari are "single ply" which means that they are made in a different way to modern rope manufacturing (which tends to be "double ply"). For this reason the ropes have to come from specialist suppliers who make the ropes to this particular specification. This is an '"old school", more traditional way of making rope that is not the standard in modern industry. Secondly, when you find cheap sources of jute rope online, even if advertised as shibari rope, they will almost certainly be double...

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Nerve Damage Flyer - New and updated!

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Choosing an oil for rope treatment

Posted by Anna Barros on

Some of the best ropes we have seen and tied with were treated simply by use, in fact many Japanese riggers explain that their rope treatment simply involves tying a lot (a lot) with the ropes until they become beautiful and easy to use. So why waste so much time with the treatment process? There are various reasons for this. One of these reason is that untreated ropes don’t feel very nice on the body for the person being tied or on the fingers of the person tying, and also because raw (untreated) ropes will often have an unpleasant (and...

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