# Elastic Loops

Get elastic loops to secure, bind or hang your products. Elastic loops come with knotted, balled, barbed and clasped ends. Get them in a combination of colors and sizes. Not sure about your loop size? Read below for stretch and loop measurement information.

### Elastic Loop Products:

## Elastic Loop Measurement Guide:

### Defining the Length of a Loop

There are two ways to refer to the length of an elastic loop: *Loop length* and *loop circumference*. The *natural loop length* is the length of the loop when stretched just enough so there is no slack.

The loop *circumference* is a measurement of the entire piece of string, from one end to the other. If you cut the loop and measure the string (stretched just to the point where there is no slack), that would be the *natural* loop circumference. The *natural loop circumference* is generally twice the *natural loop length*.

To find the *natural loop circumference*, measure the length of a non-elastic piece of string wrapped around your item the way you would want your elastic loops applied.

### Finding the Right Size Loop:

We use the *natural* loop circumference to find the appropriate size loop for your item. Generally, this is one inch less than the *natural* loop circumference. This would account for the "stretch" of the elastic.

For smaller items with circumferences of 1 to 4 inches (smaller jewelry boxes, bottles, etc.) this rule would not apply. In this case, the *natural loop circumference* would be the appropriate length.

For large items with circumferences of 16 inches or more (apparel boxes, larger folders, etc.) this rule applies but is not absolute. This means there may be more than one elastic loop size appropriate for your item.