New owners from 23rd August
There is to be a change of ownership of both my rope sales businesses. After nearly 20 years, it’s time to take it easy. I ceased taking orders on ESINEM-Rope.com (retail), and EU-Rope.co.uk (trade) as of 22nd August. However, Nina and I will continue with ShibariClasses.
The new owners will be Damien and Camille who are based in Normandy, which is good news for my EU customers who will once again be able to buy tax free. The new owners have experience in the online kink business. So, I have no doubt they will deliver an excellent level of service.
There will be a short break to make all the necessary changes, during which time the sites will be in vacation mode. After which, it will be business as usual. The only thing that will change will be younger and more dynamic management. The shops will still be under the same domains and there are unlikely to be any major changes in the current stock.
As you will be aware, I have been running a sale to reduce stocks to minimise tax and shipping when transferring the remainder. Consequently, many items are out of stock. However, this situation will be remedied as soon as possible.
The new owners are in receipt of 50,000+ meters of Clara Premium jute (pictured below) in 5.5, 6 and 6.5mm, so this should become available very soon. They will receive my remaining stocks within the next week.
Finally, I would like to thank all my customers for their support, especially those who have been loyal for many years. This might be the end of an era, but it is also a rebirth for these businesses.