JungleVine® (Islobata phaseoloides) grows without cultivation, irrigation, or chemicals in the forests of northern Laos. Khmu artisans 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. The bag is a traditional design that has been used and passed down among the Khmu for millennia. These beautiful, sustainable bags, Earth's Greenest™, are shared with the world by the JungleVine® Foundation.