The natural beauty of Maine’s coast meets the working waterfront.

Something beautiful out of an every day material.

The ROPES features bracelets and necklaces that are practical, colorful and durable. Each piece is hand made from authentic nautical ropes and hardware.

Shana Aldrich Ready, a designer from Maine, started The ROPES after being inspired by her surroundings to explore new materials.

As a RISD alumni, Shana's dream to become a designer has taken her to both NYC and Boston where she's worked as an apparel designer. Her urban experiences have provided a vast cultural perspective but Shana found herself compelled to return to Maine and pursue her career in the surroundings that she found most influential.

Her innovative flare for mixing stylish trends with traditional materials from Maine's marine culture has helped her develop The ROPES and brought her back to embrace the way of life that she loves.

Shana lives and works on the coast of Maine with her family. She spends her weekends at sea, lobstering on the family boat and exploring different islands down the coast.