We always try to use the raw materials used in rope production as responsibly as possible and avoid waste. Therefore we are happy to introduce you to projects that share this idea and find other uses for used ropes.
This is what ne-ia says about herself:
"ne-ia is my small company located in Vorarlberg (Austria). Since 2014 I am producing individual accessories made of used high end climbing ropes.
The goal is – besides the re-/upcycling of the rope – to create handmade unique products with their own stories.
My products are expressing my passion for climbing, nature and my origin."
This small company produced handmade wallets with a cover of used MAXIM Platinum. But there the story doesn't end. This particular rope was used by Austrian climber Michi Kemeter for his first ascent of “Tortour” the hardest multipitch east of Salzburg (the hardest is meanwhile “Weg durch Hedis Kaiserschmarren” which was as well first ascended by Mich).
Austrian highend camera strap manufacturer Cooph is producing special straps for Leica cameras. They are using high quality materials and top of the line craftmanship to produce this one of a kind product.
For a limited edition of the Leica camera designed by British designer Paul Smith Cooph used a MAXIM Glider rope to accompany the camera. A special strap for a special camera.
Find out more about the Paul Smith special edition Leica camera here!
Bettina from @bettyseinzelstuecke loves to create. When she first got some rope left-overs in hand the ideas started to flow.
Now she is making bracelets or necklaces as well as rings out of MAXIM and TEUFELBERGER ropes and sells them on markets and online.
If you are interested in her collection, feel free to contact her via Instagram.