Passengers push their bus up a slippery steep slope near Nalae in Luang Prabang Province Laos. The Namtha (River Tha) can be seen far below.
Having made it through the greasy mud into the District Center, Nalae, Sack finds these young Khmu boys eager and proud to show a Nature Bag made by their family.
That's Sack in Nalae talking with a local woman about bag crafting villages in nearby mountains. She knew where they were and how to contact them to help meet future global demand for Earth’s Greenest Bag™.
Bokeo Province villager uses 2 Nature Bags. The heavy load of corn looks like a pain in the neck, but she's been carrying Earth’s Greenest Bag™ via her forehead since she was a young girl.
Sack found these 4 women carrying a total of 5 bags in Luang Namtha city. Two are of non-woven polypropylene; 2 others are made from nylon cord. The traditional bag made of genuine Jungle Vine® is the darker of the 2 carried on the forehead of the woman on the far left.
The weather was dryer when Sack approached a Khmu village in Bokeo Province. He used a motorbike for his research during several days in Bokeo, which is fewer than 160 km (96 miles) from our global headquarters. Because of mountains, the bus ride between the 2 places takes from 14 to 20 hours.
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