A friend gave me a big bunch of rhubarb last week, tied up with a length of beautiful emerald green string. She said the string came from the Trade Aid store. I dropped into the Takapuna branch of Trade Aid the other day and found a basket of string at the back of the shop. It is organic hemp twine made by a collective of women in Bangladesh. I bought six balls. There's 75 metres of twine per ball and lots of kinds to choose from. They cost $3.90 for the single colour balls and $4.90 for the two-colour and multi-colur balls. I imagine there are all kinds of uses for this pretty string, so I'll have fun experimenting.