Rapstraps to be mass-produced

Dragons' Den contestant Andy Harsley launched his Rapstrap horticultural ties to the trade at Four Oaks.

Harsley worked with sundries supplier LBS Horticulture to adapt the general-purpose ties to horticultural needs. "It has 'give', so won't restrict plant growth," Harsley said.

Having manufactured the ties using second-hand machinery bought off the internet, Harsley will now pass production to media products manufacturer Maxell, which will produce up to a million of the ties per week by the end of the year.

The ties' design allows any excess to be detached and used again, thus reducing cost and wastage.


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