Now celebrating their 10 year anniversary, the JungleVine® Foundation presents Nature Bags. The Nature Bag is homemade in Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia which has one of the lowest per person income levels in the world. The knowledge and skill used in its craftsmanship rest exclusively with the Khmu ethnic group, which has lived at high elevations on the mountainsides of Northern Laos for thousands of years. These bags offered to the world on my website have been crucial to their survival, allowing for the gathering of essentials for subsistence.
From 2011 through 2015, 9117 products were purchased at a total cost of nearly $50,000. About 90% of the sales went directly to the artisans and their families.