High-Quality, Zero Waste, And Upcycled Single Strand Cotton Cord

Makers love our best-selling cotton string, and now it’s available in a smaller size. This 2 mm soft cotton cord is perfect for macrame, weaving, knitting, and crocheting.

We make our high-quality upcycled cotton cord from 100% recycled cotton fabrics that are sustainably and ethically sourced from the garment industry. With our zero-waste production model, you can feel good about using this cord to make accessories, jewelry, and more!

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Macrame is the art of tying knots into cotton cords or other fibers to create decorative or functional items. This ancient craft dates back centuries and has been revitalized for a new generation of makers to enjoy.

You only need a few basic macrame supplies to get started. Once you have them, you can make wall hangings, feathers, plant hangers, bookmarks, and more.

If you’re ready to try macrame, start by mastering a few basic knots. The Square Knot is a good one to learn first, as it’s the backbone of many macrame projects. Then, once you’re comfortable tying it, move on to a different one.

With practice, you’ll soon be a macrame pro!

You can get various types of cotton cords, including single-strand and 3-ply. The difference between these has to do with their construction. To make a single-strand cotton cord, we tightly twist several cotton threads together to make one continuous strand.

This process creates a strong, flexible cord that’s soft to the touch. Our unique twisting process ensures there are no snags to ruin your pieces. Instead, you’ll have a smooth yarn to work with.

Our single-strand cotton cord is available in different sizes. The cords on this page are 2 mm in diameter or about 1/16 of an inch. If you need something larger, we also have a single-strand cord available in 4 mm, 6 mm, and 8 mm.

The cords with larger diameters are a good choice for bigger projects, such as wall hangings.

At GANXXET, we’re serious about reducing our carbon footprint and creating sustainable crafting supplies. Our Zero Waste Soft Cotton Cords are made from recycled cotton fabric that would otherwise end up in landfills.

We select similarly colored recycled garments for each hue of cotton cord we produce instead of using dyes. Of course, this upcycling process means you might notice slight variations in the color from one batch to another.

To avoid color changes mid-project, we recommend ordering all you need at once so it comes from the same batch. Buying more at one time also helps reduce your shipping costs. We currently offer free shipping in the U.S. on orders over $95.

Our soft cotton cord is a great choice for small, delicate projects since it’s so thin. While you can make anything you can imagine, here are a few ideas to get you started:

- Earrings
- Dream catchers
- Keychains
- Crocheted dish cloths
- Bookmarks
- Coasters
- Macrame bracelets

This soft cotton cord also brushes out, leaving you with a beautiful fringe. You can use it to create tassels to adorn larger macrame pieces or other projects. The possibilities are endless!

If you’re trying to make a wall hanging, planter hanger, or other larger pieces, consider using our larger single-strand cotton cord instead. The 4 mm is our best-seller since it’s so versatile.