JungleVine® grows without cultivation, irrigation, or chemicals. It improves the soil where it grows and purifies the air, making our Wandering Sol Jungle Vine bags one of the most eco friendly bags on Earth.
Khmu artisans in northern Laos gather JungleVine® from the forests around their villages, strip the pulp from the fibers within, and then spin the fiber by hand before creating bags. From vine to crafting, it takes about two weeks to design each piece.
These bags were traditionally used to carry a day’s harvest. The design has been passed down for generations, but cheap plastic import bags nearly decimated the craft. The Nature Bag project has saved the ancient Khmu craft and provided economic opportunities for these remote, isolated tribes. The knowledge and skill used in the bag’s craftsmanship rests exclusively with the Khmu.
The Khmu share their beautiful, sustainable bags with the world through the JungleVine Foundation, which ensures fair trade practice, and helps this community retain this traditional craft.