Stock & Custom Ropes, Cord & Laces
Braided, double-braided, hollow braid, three strand... ropes made of anything from cotton to kevlar. Braids and Laces is a large-scale manufacturer of rope and cord products owned and operated by people who take great pride in our work, our values and our customer service. As fourth-generation rope makers, coming up on 100 years of family history, Braids and Laces has produced custom ropes for just about every application imagineable, and yet we continue to find new materials and new manufacturing technologies that open up new applications. If you think a custom rope is what you need to get your job done, tell us about it. We can help.
We, the Terry family, have been manufacturing and supplying an ever expanding range of laces, cord & rope products since 1936. What started out as a small business to supply all manner of shoelaces to boot and shoe manufacturers in Canada quickly evolved into a growing operation to supply cord for ammunition boxes during World War II. As successive generations of the Terry family grew up in the business and took over operations, Braids & Laces continuously expanded production and added product lines.
The current owners of Braids & Laces, Henk and Barb, are the fourth generation in the Terry family to bring a fresh perspective to the industry and move the business forward. This newest era of management is focused on investing in new equipment to modernize and streamline production, and on providing outstanding quality braided and three-strand rope and cord products to their customers as well as exceptional service and value.
Founded in 1936 by Harry Terry, Braids & Laces has evolved through three more generations of innovation and progress. Originally a supplier of shoelaces, the company first expanded during World War II to add cord manufacturing to its repertoire, supplying braided cord as handles for ammunitions boxes. The next step in its development was to expand the laces product line into sports equipment (skates), and the ropes product line into marine uses. Each successive generation has been successful in expanding the business of manufacturing rope, cord and laces, while still maintaining a high standard of service to their customers. Whether you need mooring lines for boating uses or stronger-than-steel rope for winching, shock cord for camping equipment or tightly braided polypropylene for caulking and gasket applications, or any other type of custom rope we haven't even been asked to produce yet, we are your supplier. We love to surpass our customers' expectation for service and exceptional value.
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Have a unique application for rope, cord or lace? Let us know what it is you need to pull, tie up, lead, hold back, secure, climb or wrangle, and we'll help you choose the right product and the best raw materials for the job. Do you need your product manufactured in custom colours? We can help with that, too.
Our best recommendation for marine cordage is our double braid polyester (BPE), which boasts the highest UV resistance. As compared to nylon, it both shrinks and stretches less, making it ideal for rigging as well as industrial use. It resists rot and mildew, and does not deteriorate when exposed to oils, solvents, acids and most chemicals. Our Crown King Arbor Rope is designed with climbing in mind. It is low stretch and spliceable, with excellent knot holding capability. It has a "broken-in" feeling, but is long-lasting. We stock it in green with white, but it is available in a wide variety of colors (with a minimum order).
If you need rope, cords, or laces for any application, call us at 1-866-886-4717 or 705-437-1470. We are a family-owned textile manufacturing company with a dedicated team of long term skilled employees who understand what goes into making an exceptional product. When you call us, you will talk directly with knowledgeable people who have the information you need to make your decisions and get your job done.
If you require an exceptionally strong but light rope, we recommend our 12-stranded UHMWPE braid. It is available in diameters from 3/16" to 3/8", and features a breaking strength ranging from 5,200 lbs up to 12,500 lbs - stronger than steel. The coated version has even greater abrasion resistance - perfect for winch and pulling lines. Our double braid construction ropes are available in polyester, nylon and polypropylene versions. The braid over braid pattern creates a strong rope that is supple at the same time. Available diameters range from 3/16" to 1-1/2", depending on your choice of fiber.
We actually answer our phone (and emails). Try us! Call 705-437-1470 or contact us online. We will be happy to help you with any stock or custom rope, cord or lace needs you have.