Selling Points & Training Information
WHY THE TWISTED MONK ROPE?
Since 2004 The Twisted Monk has been producing the finest quality hemp rope for bondage as well as the art and film industries. We are featured in numerous instructional books on rope bondage and are the preferred rope for rope lovers and educators worldwide. Dedicated to eco-consciousness and fair-trade business, The Twisted Monk offers hand-finished hemp rope of unparalleled quality that is ethically sourced, vegan friendly, and sex-positive.
OUR CORE VALUES
Quality- We will not make or endorse products or services that are unsafe or do not meet our standards of environmental and societal stewardship.
Safety- Customer safety comes before company profit. We provide safety information with all ropes and will replace ropes cut in an emergency.
Environment- We use EPA & EEA approved dyes, materials, and processes. We partner with like-minded raw materials suppliers, and recycle waste through green-building and the arts.
Business Ethics - We work directly with the original artisans to bring the original designs, handmade for a fair and living wage- never mass produced in sweatshops.
Accessibility- Working to make rope bondage accessible to all, especially beyond the BDSM community, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or disability.
THE TWISTED MONK’S DEDICATION TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SAFETY:
Our Whipping Guarantee: We back our trademark hand-whipped ends with a lifetime guarantee. Should the whippings ever come undone, we will repair or replace the rope at no cost to the customer (we’ll even give them a shipping label in cases of return-for-repair).
Cut Rope Policy: We understand that quality rope is expensive, but rope is replaceable and people are not. This is why we include safety shears in our rope kits, and offer our Cut Rope Policy.
IN THE EVENT THAT A CUSTOMER HAS TO CUT THEIR TWISTED MONK ROPE DURING AN EMERGENCY, WE WILL GLADLY REPLACE THEIR ROPE FOR FREE.
For both our whippings guarantee and our cut rope policy, please have the customer contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding both of these policies is included in all The Twisted Monk retail packaging.
WHY HEMP ROPE?
Hemp rope, aside from being considered a more traditional choice for rope bondage, has a unique texture and naturally sweet grassy scent which for many can have a olfactory fetish response. Monk also particularly likes the connection with the rope that is developed through use, as the rope ages uniquely to each individual's tying style.
Unlike cotton and synthetic ropes which are typically braided, our spun hemp ropes are a more robust S-twist rope which holds knots effortlessly while still being easy to untie. Hemp rope also tends to friction-burn less easily than cotton or synthetic ropes when drawn across the skin.
Hemp rope also has great longevity with minimal care. Unlike more delicate fibers like jute, hemp can easily be cleaned through washing (by hand or machine) and with basic rope care will provide many years of happy tying.
WHY AREN'T ALL THE TWISTED MONK PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO RETAILERS?
Unfortunately many of our exotic ropes, larger kits, and MonkSak Designs are incredibly labor intensive to make and we cannot offer them in a quantity or at a price-point which is suitable for inclusion in our wholesale catalog.
Available for wholesale is a selection suitable for all our customers. We have carefully curated this selection to provide the most common and versatile rope selections while making both purchasing and selling easy.
All hemp offerings are available in eight stock colors (Natural, Black, Crimson, Violet, Raspberry, Grape, Blue, and Green). We have found Natural, Black, Crimson, and Violet to be our top-sellers in the brick-and-mortar retail environment, but your market may vary. All rope comes packaged for retail sale and display. Our rope is fully conditioned and ready to use as soon as your customer gets it home.
ABOUT OUR PRODUCT SELECTION:
Hemp Rope Kits provide a platform upon which our retailers can build a sale from their full retail inventory. They are top performers and aid in individual rope sales appeal to a wide range of customers and aid in building sales and clientele better than single ropes.
Our Starter Kit is an excellent choice for all customers. Offered in 6mm, our most versatile rope, the Starter Kit continues to be a best-seller. We recommend these kits for all retailers. Contents: 2x10ft & 1x30ft 6mm Hemp Rope, Safety Shears, Getting Started DVD, Quick Reference Safety Card. MSRP $55-65
The Robust Kit was designed to provide an option similar to our Starter Kit for customers and retail markets which prefer the heavier 8mm rope. Contents: 2x15ft & 1x40ft 8mm Hemp Rope, Safety Shears, Getting Started DVD, Quick Reference Safety Card. MRSP $80-95
Individual Ropes allow customers looking to expand on their initial purchases, creating repeat clientele, and are an easy way to expand for first-time buyers wishing to be more adventurous.
4mm (⅛”) diameter rope is for detail work only and should never be recommended for suspension. This narrow rope is very well suited for crotch-lines, CBT, hand/foot bondage, face bondage, and hair ties. Available in 15ft lengths. MSRP $20-25
6mm (¼”) diameter rope is our most popular, versatile, and recognized variety of rope. This rope is equivalent in diameter to most cotton and synthetic bondage rope sold by major manufacturers in the industry and is the rope most utilized in instructional books, video, and workshops. 6mm rope is safe for all skill levels, from bedroom bondage to advanced rope suspensions. This is the rope we recommend for most retailers and customers. Available in 30ft & 50ft lengths. MSRP $34-45 & $60-75
8mm (~⅜”) diameter rope is typically more popular within the gay/Leather communities. This rope is thicker and heavier, making it slightly more preferable for larger or muscle-bound bodies. The larger diameter of this rope does make the knots bulkier, meaning longer lengths are required for many ties. Available in 15ft, 30ft, & 50ft lengths. MSRP $20-25, $34-45 & $60-75
E-Stim Bamboo Rope (~5mm) specialty bamboo E-Stim rope, for use with E-stim/TENS units or violet wands. This rope is hand spun with a copper-free mylar-free conductive fiber, designed for wearable tech. This rope is not suitable for load-bearing applications. Available in 10ft & 20ft lengths. MSRP $20-30 & $40-50
Below is an excerpt from our Getting Started DVD which provides a more visual demonstration of the differences between 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm hemp rope.
DETERMINING WHAT IS “ENOUGH ROPE”
While every body is different, and tying styles vary, these metrics (based on the body being tied) can be useful in selecting the number of and/or lengths of rope a customer may want to purchase. REMEMBER: Most ties are done with a rope folded in half, and ropes can be joined to create longer lengths as-needed.
For wrist and/or ankle cuffs: 10-15ft is usually sufficient in most situations of tying wrists and ankles. When planning to attach ties to furniture, be sure to consider the distance between the limb and the tie-off point as well as the size of the furniture!
For chest ties and hip harnesses: Measure a loop around the fullest part of the hip. These harnesses typically need roughly six times the hip measurement of the person being tied.
For full-body harnesses: Measure a loop from the shoulder, down between the legs, and back to the shoulder. Body harnesses will typically need roughly six or seven times the shoulder-crotch loop measurement.
BUILDING SALES WITH TWISTED MONK ROPE
Cross-linking sales throughout your entire inventory is easy! Consider selling rope as:
- a more adjustable and versatile alternative to handcuffs
- a connector for classic bondage cuffs or collars
- custom-fit cockrings/cock-cages
- packing straps- particularly with firmer packers or with realistic STP styles
- a customizable color co-ordinated strap-on harness- excellent for adding more stability to "strapless" models
- a butt-plug harness- ideal with loop or ring style plug bases
- "orgasm belts" for wand-style vibrators
- position aids- rope makes a perfect custom-fit sex sling!
- fashion/fetishwear- easily tied with a 50ft, or a couple 30ft for a multi-color effect!
Customers buying our rope may also be interested in:
- safety shears- particularly for those who opt for individual lengths of rope, safety shears (also known EMT shears, or bandage scissors) are a must-have
- educational rope books- we highly recommend Lee Harrington's Shibari You Can Use, Shin Nawakiri’s Essence Of Shibari, Two Knotty Boys' Two Knotty Boys Showing You The Ropes, and Evie Vane’s Better Bondage for Every Body
- under-the-bed or over-the-door restraint straps
- all-natural unscented intimate cleansers- Sliquid Splash makes a great rope wash