Lao Market Bags now have larger, more comfortable handles made using a back-strap loom. The old style with smaller handles is discontinued and on sale while supplies last.
The Lao Market Eco-Friendly Mesh Net Bag the perfect zero-waste produce bag for the farmer's market or grocery store. It is remarkably lightweight and compact and stretches to gently cradle your fruits and vegetables.
Lao Market Bags are made using JungleVine® Fiber, Earth friendly because of its carbon-negative (net zero) impact. The fiber comes from a vine (Pueraria phaseoloides) that is a self-renewing resource. Like all plants, it converts carbon dioxide to oxygen, but unlike all plants, it also fixes nitrogen from the air and improves the soil where it grows, healing the soil on damaged sites and creating an ecosystem ideal for the return of insects and birds to once-desolate sites. Khmu artisans who harvest the vine to make bags never over-harvest, allowing the vines to regrow, which they do rapidly. The vine grows without cultivation, irrigation, or chemicals which makes it far superior to cotton tote bags.
Lao Market Eco-Friendly Mesh Net Bags are stretchy, strong, and durable. You'll want to take one with you everywhere you go.
Lao Market Bag Colors
Naturalbags are made with un-dyed natural JungleVine® Fiber.
Soa bags are a mix of dark shades. Due to variation in the vines, time of year the vines are harvested, and dye processes, Soa bags range from very dark blue-black to purple-black to shades of gray, to coppery brown. Soa includes bags that are mottled and two-toned.Learn more about Soa dye here.
JungleVine® Good for the Artisans Good for the Earth Good for You
Your purchase directly benefits the Khmu artisans in remote Lao villages who hand-craft JungleVine® products. They use fiber from a vine that grows without any agricultural inputs. JungleVine® products are genuinely eco-friendly and 100% sustainable.