BeachBind Gives Back

 

Thank you to all who supported BB Gives Back!

The rope community never stops amazing me. With all we had to do to plan and organize BeachBind, we had busy volunteers, staff, and presenters step up to the plate from every angle to help make a tiny bit of difference in the world. Every little bit helps! In this case, we were able to pop the $1000 cherry, raising $1019 for JFLAG, a Jamaican community org that supports LGBTQ populations in Jamaica. This is a much-needed group as Jamaican culture is far behind the Western world on gay rights.

Thank you to everyone that supported this effort! First, thank you to Lee_Harrington for the inspiration to get this done, research, and a generous donation. Thank you to wiwolverine for all of her time, hard work and energy setting up the auction and gathering donations. And a big big very big thanks to everyone else who donated auction items: knot_head, LaughingDragon, GirlOnFire, -Chel-, DireWo1f, Pedro, M0co, and EvieVane.

And last but not least, a big, big thank you to everyone who bid and made donations!

We will make the payment to JFLAG as soon as all of the payments are in, so if you won and have not made a payment yet, please do so ASAP!

Thank you again, and great job everyone!

 

PS: We sold 4 of the 5 Pedro Videos, so if you would like one, please PM RopeLab here or write us at RopeLab@gmail.com.

BeachBind Gives Back

 

Lee Harrington has lit a fire under our ass to do the right thing and not leave Jamaica without giving back to the local community.  LGBTQ rights efforts are far behind the rest of the world there, so Lee selected JFLAG  as our 2017 charity.  JFLAG is doing a great deal of work for Jamaica's LGBTQ populations. One if their projects is Dwayne's House, providing physical shelter for LGBTQ youth facing homelessness, corrective rape, assault in general, trauma, and more:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-struggle-for-queer-shelters-in-jamaica

J-FLAG is the first human rights organisation in the history of Jamaica to serve the needs of LGBT peoples and over time it became the first port of call for the media, resulting in J-FLAG assuming the role of the mouthpiece for the LGBT community.

J-FLAG is a Non-Profit NGO that is in the business of promoting social change in furtherance of the well-being of the members of the LGBT community, through a range of internally directed and externally focused tools including: Public Education, Crisis Intervention and Empowerment; Research; Rights-based Advocacy; Legal Aid and Legal Reform.

 

Mission:  To promote social change by empowering the Jamaican lgbt community & build tolerance for and acceptance of the lgbt community by the wider Jamaican society

 

If you have any auction items or services (such as private lessons, personal photoshoots, etc.) that you wish to donate for our auction, please let us know ASAP.   Also, we could use some volunteers to help recruit other auction items. If you are willing to lend a hand, please let us know!

Auction Items: (see all items & current bids here)

 

 

Pedro:  jyowa Video:   $30 - 5 Available   Buy Now!

jyowa is a made-up word created by Yukimura Sensei which merges the characters for “rope” and for “speaking or communicating”, hence it can be translated as “communicating through ropes” or “rope stories”. This project was started in Tokyo in 2011 as a documentary film, yet it ended up becoming more of an aesthetic experience that takes the viewer into the unique universe of five of Japan’s top rope artists (by order of appearance): Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Nawashi Kanna, Urado Hiroshi and Hajime Kinoko. In each of the the five chapters we can see two people taking a journey into a deep and profound level of communication in which rope takes a very special place.

 

http://www.jyowa.com

-Chel-:  Two  Hour  Private Lesson!: Starting Bid/Retail:  $75/$150   Bid Now>

   To be arranged at a mutually acceptable time and place

 

M0co:  4 pieces of M0coJute!:  Starting Bid/Retail Value: $79.00/$104.00.  Bid Now>

-1 piece M0cojute (http://www.mocojute.com/product/m0cojute-singed-oiled-and-baked-rope-single/)
-1 piece -EM- spec jute (http://www.mocojute.com/product/em-spec-jute-oiled-single/)
-1 piece MBE jute (http://www.mocojute.com/product/mbe-2015-mocojute-special-singed-oiled-and-baked-rope-single/)
-1 piece Wykd jute (http://www.mocojute.com/product/wykd-mocojute-singed-oiled-and-baked-single/)

A mid-grade treatment for M0co jute, M0co hand singes the rope at the perfect temperature to get rid of pesky extra fuzzies and fibers, lightly coats it with mineral oil, and bakes it. This helps jute retain its moisture and softens it, making it ready to play as soon as it’s delivered to you. This option is perfect for those who want to be able to use their jute right out of the package. This treatment is a vegan friendly option.

M0cojute Tank Top (Women's Medium Grey):  Starting Bid/Retail Value: $15.00/$20.00 Bid Now>

M0cojute T shirt (Large):   Starting Bid/Retail Value: $15.00/$20.00.  Bid Now>

M0cojute T shirt (X-Large):   Starting Bid/Retail Value: $15.00/$20.00.  Bid Now>

 

 

 

M0cojute Snapback Hat:  Starting Bid/Retail Value:  $15.00/$20.00.  Bid Now>

 

Hempex Rope from  LaughingDragon:  Starting Bid/Retail Value:  $75/$95.  Bid Now>

 

One Basic Rope Kit:  Value:  $80(CDN) or $95(USD)

-4 lengths of 8meter long, 6mm Hempex Rope

-2 lengths of 4meter long, 6mm Hempex Rope

 

Hempex™ Rope:  Use it in the pool, ocean or sand and easily wash it out in your shower afterwards to clean it. Will not constrict on bottom when wet like natural fibre hemp does. It will be great rope for the water bondage class!  This is a high quality synthetic rope from Germany.  Looks like hemp, feels like hemp but is stronger and more durable than natural fiber rope and is washable without losing its strength or warping shape.

· 3-strand laid construction made of polypropylene staple fibre yarns

· A light, floating material

· The PPTex® raw material used is manufactured with traditional fibre spinning procedures and thus exhibits typical hemp-like behaviour

· High break loads and low elongation compared to hemp fibre ropes

· High chemical and UV resistance

 

 

Lee Harrington Book Package  Starting Bid/Retail Value:  $79/$90  Bid Now>

See:  http://passionandsoul.com/books/

  • Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macrame by Lee Harrington

  • More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection by Lee Harrington

  • Rope, Bondage and Power edited by Lee Harrington

  • Essence of Shibari: Japanese Rope Bondage and Kinbaku by Shin Nawakiri (the Chinese-Language version)

  • Essence of Shibari  (PDF of the soon-to-be-released English language edition)

 

 

 

Knot_head Nylon Rope & Tee-Shirt Package:   Starting Bid/Retail Value: $144.00/
$164.00   Bid Now>

            -6 hanks of 30’ rope in your choice of color(s)

            -A knot head t-shirt

See:  www.knotheadnylon.com

 

 

 

Knot_head 1 hour photo shoot  Starting Bid/Retail Value:  $100/$200   Bid Now>

Your own photoshoot to be arranged at mutually acceptable time!

 

 

DireWo1f 1 hour photo shoot:   Starting Bid/Retail Value: $100/$200  Bid Now>

Your own photoshoot to be arranged at mutually acceptable time!

Evie Vane Book:  The Little Guid to Getting Tie Up:  Starting Bid/Retail Value:  $10/$12.99  Bid Now>

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Guide-Getting-Tied-Up/dp/1500771686

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