Pepperell Braiding Company (PBC) was in established in 1917 as a factory to produce shoe laces. During World War 2 PBC braided flameless cigarette lighter wicks under government contract. After the war PBC added candle wicking, laboratory testing wick and provided custom and stock braided products to many industries.

In the late 1970s Pepperell Braiding Company moved into the craft market by manufacturing and marketing macramé cord. In 1978 PBC acquired the Rexlace™ and Pyrolace™ brands of extruded plastic craft lace...

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Hoppy Bunny Rexlace DIY Project

Mar 7th 2017

Hoppy Bunny Rexlace DIY Project

Nothing says "SPRING" like bunnies... except maybe flowers... but here's a bunny for you! :-)To make the bunny you'll need: Two 6 yard pieces of Rexlace plastic lacingOne 12" Read more

Yarn Bombing & Phish-ing

Feb 17th 2017

Yarn Bombing & Phish-ing

We went "Pish-ing"… well, our Bonnie Braid Macramé cord did anyway!Celebrity “yarn bomber” Carol Hummel recently used our US made cord to cover palm trees and decorate at Ph Read more

Feb 6th 2017

New GLOW - Paracord 550

We have two new additions to the Parachute Cord 550 Line: Sweet Tart Glow and Tropical Glow! You can find them HERE. Need a sample? Contact Samantha: samanthag@pepperell. Read more