PLEASE NOTE: We do not make climbing ropes or braids from such materials as nylon, dyneema, polyaramids, carbon fibre etc.

Established in 1905, Outhwaites Ltd (“The Hawes Ropemaker”) have a long tradition in specialist rope and braid manufacture at its factory based in the Yorkshire Dales.


A modern braiding plant of 16, 24 and 32 carrier British made machines is capable of producing braids ranging from 2 to 30mm diameter in different materials (eg polyester, polypropylene, cotton and spun acrylic yarns) and in a variety of colours and patterns.


The layout of this website is designed to give an idea of the scope of what we can produce.  The tabs at the top of this page take you to our range of standard braids in the materials listed.   Down the left hand side is a list of typical end-uses – a mouse click will give suggested materials and constructions suitable for each end-use.


Knit Braids - an alternative to plaited braids that offers different patterns at a lower cost.

If you still cannot find what you are after then please email or phone and we will do our best to help and offer advice.


Cutting to Length - we are able to supply most braids in measured machine cut lengths. These can be heat sealed (square or diagonal) and up to 5m in length by 2-8mm in diameter. Larger lengths and diameter can also be cut - please ask for details


Bagged quantities: For example, 250 cut lengths per bag.