A major part of our family based business consists of creating sustainable and environmentally friendly lobster rope doormats and lobster rope products that truly bring a small piece of Maine into your home! We strongly believe that both environmental and Maine sustainability are vitally important. That is why all Stern Lines Lobster Rope Products are handmade from 100% RECLAIMED Maine lobster rope used by lobstermen. We sacrifice large mass scaleability by only using RECYCLED lobster rope and choose not to purchase new rope direct from a manufacturer. By making that conscious decision, we provide one phenomenal guarantee! Every product that we produce tells a real Maine story from the lobstermen who used it, to the hands that made it, to the small businesses that retail them!