JungleVine® (Islobata phaseoloides) grows without cultivation, irrigation, or chemicals in the forests of northern Laos. Indigenous Khmu artisans gather JungleVine® from the forests around their villages, strip the pulp from the fibers within, and then spin it 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. The Khmu share their beautiful, sustainable bags--Earth's Greenest Bags™--with the world through the JungleVine® Foundation.