Hak JungleVine® Tote Bags, named after the Lao word for love, are dyed a solid color. This look is SHARP. Available in both shoulder strap and crossbody strap lengths, Hak style bags are remarkably durable. You can expect to get years of use as a reusable shopping bag, overnighter, messenger bag, beach bag, or hobo bag.
Khmu artisans in remote villages across Laos hand-make these bags using fiber from a fast-growing vine that grows wild--without any cultivation. It is the ultimate in eco-friendly, carbon-negative fibers. JungleVine® fiber, from the plant Pueraria phaseoloides, is so environmentally friendly that is is Better than Hemp™. Every facet of bag-making, from spinning and dying the fiber to tying the bags and weaving the straps, is done by hand at home. The entire process is carbon neutral and the gentlest form of manufacturing on Earth.
Hak Soa Natural Plant Dye Tote Bags
Hak Soa are a mix of dark shades created using natural dye made from plants. Due to variation in the vines, time of year the vines are harvested, and dye process, Hak Soa bags range from very dark blue-black, to shades of gray, to coppery brown in color. Soa includes some bags that are mottled, striped, and two-toned. Soa bags are stunningly beautiful. Learn more about how the artisans dye Soa bags here.
Hak JungleVine® Tote Bag Minimum Dimensions
Mini 16 x 12 cm (6" x 4.75") Small 25 x 15 cm (10" x 6") Medium 30 x 20 cm (12" x 8") M Deep 30 x 28 cm (12" x 11") Large 38 x 25 cm (15" x 10")
Hak JungleVine® Tote Bag Crossbody Strap-Length Minimums
Mini/Small 100 cm (39") Medium/Large 92 cm (36")
Pictured: Our model Ana has a Medium Crossbody Hak.
The bag's size adds to the drop length, so suitable crossbody lengths vary based on the bag's size. For example, an 88 cm strap works well for crossbody on an XL bag, but it is too short for crossbody on a M bag. See strap lengths illustrated.
JungleVine® Good for the Artisans Good for the Earth Good for You
Your purchase directly benefits the Khmu artisans in remote Laotian 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.