We were climbers. We climbed. We loved the feel of climbing rope in our hands. We sought to adorn ourselves with rope, perhaps to remind us of our best routes and great feats, or maybe we just like the way it looked. Fortunately, the world-class makers of rope make a great variety of colors and patterns. We got tired of tying rope around our wrists. We figured out how to make non-corroding, stainless steel clasps with "Mighty Magnets" to secure them. They had to be built to last. They had to be colorful. They had to be fun. The rest, as they say, is history.
We used webbing to rack our gear, make runners, and tie off bottomed out Lost Arrows. For what else could this useful and colorful material be used? Camera straps! Belts! We found supple and good to the hand but super strong, flat polyester and nylon webbing. We found heavy-weight, welded D-rings with brilliant, powder-coated, enameled finishes for the buckles