These are the most genuinely eco-friendly tote bags on the planet. Hak zero-waste bags are an ideal shopping bag alternative, and can also be used as an Earth-friendly purse, overnighter, travel bag, beach bag, messenger bag, baby bag, or diaper bag. Each bag is super lightweight and folds up small, making them ideal for grocery produce, too.
Hak JungleVine® Tote Bags, named after the Lao word for love, come in two colors – un-dyed natural and dark-dyed soa. The un-dyed natural color Hak has natural rich earth totes; a style we used to call Pahk. The dark-dyed soa color can vary from shades of gray to black. Whether you choose natural or soa, this look is SHARP. This vintage style mimics the original bags that the Khmu artisans have made for themselves for thousands of years.
HOW ARE HAK JUNGLEVINE® TOTE BAGS MADE?
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 JungleVine® Tote Bag Minimum Dimensions
Mini - anything smaller than small Small 25 x 15 cm 10 x 6 in Medium 30 x 20 cm 12 x 8 in Large 35 x 25 cm 14 x 10 in X-Large 40 x 28 cm 16 x 11 in Jumbo 45 x 30 cm 18 x 12 in
Centimeters are our primary unit for measuring. Inches are approximate and may be rounded up or down to the nearest inch.
Hak JungleVine® Tote Bag Crossbody Strap-Length Minimums
Mini / Small 120 cm 47 in Medium 100 cm 39 in Large / XL / Jumbo 92 cm 36 in
Pictured: Our model Justine Renee in the pink sweater has a Large, Shoulder-Strap Hak Natural. Our model Ana in the blue dress and the pink/gray floral dress has two different Hak Totes; a Medium, Crossbody-Strap Hak Soa and a Medium, Shoulder-Strap Hak Natural. The Hak Natural at the beach with the bananas is Extra Large, Shoulder Strap.
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 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.