What are B-Grade JungleVine® Purses?
B-Grade JungleVine® Purses didn't pass our quality control inspections. Specifically, the dark-dyed soa color of these Somboun-style and Sokdi-style purses is just...off. On most of these purses, the color turned out a dusky shade slate gray, and in some light they resemble faded denim blue jeans. It's just different and looks a bit odd with the black zippers they've sewn in.
Dark-dyed soa color items are dyed in a community dye pot over an open fire outdoors. Learn more and see images of the artisans dying fiber here. While dark-dyed soa color items do have a tremendous amount of color variation, we can't help but worry that if we sold these as "standard" soa-colored purses, our customers might be disappointed. So we're selling them as B-Grade at a deep discount. Aside from the odd coloring, these purses are attractive, perfectly functional, and have nothing structurally wrong with them.
How much do B-Grade JungleVine® bags cost?
B-Grade Purses are offered at deeply discounted clearance prices.
Features of B-Grade JungleVine® Purses:
B-Grade JungleVine® Tote Dimensions
Sokdi (flap purse) 15 x 18 cm 6 x 7 in
Original Somboun (zipper purse) 15 x 18 cm 6 x 7 in
Tonmai (pouch) 14 cm (5.5 in) wide x about 13-15 cm (5-6 in) deep
Centimeters are our primary unit for measuring. Inches are approximate and may be rounded up or down to the nearest inch.
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.