What are B-Grade JungleVine® bags?
B-Grade JungleVine® bags are our market seconds, rejected during quality control. While these discounted hand-made bags didn’t pass our quality control inspections, they’re still a great choice. They’re fully functional and there is nothing structurally wrong with them, but they’re substandard--not quite on par with our best bags. They’re an eco-friendly option, too, as we don’t allow any of our B-Grade bags to end up in landfills.
How are B-Grade JungleVine® bags made?
Every bag we sell has been handcrafted by Khmu women, who pass down the bag-making craft from mother to daughter. In fact, the bag-making tradition has been an important part their culture for more than a thousand years.
New artisans practice their first few bags under strict guidance, as they hone in on and perfect their bag-making skills. Their elders are such effective teachers that it only takes a few bags before each new artisanal bag maker is creating flawless bags. Of course, they don’t want their less-than-perfect bags to go to waste, and that’s how they become B-Grade JungleVine® bags.
How much do B-Grade JungleVine® bags cost?
B-Grade bags are offered at deeply discounted clearance prices. Offering B-Grade bags gives brand new artisans an opportunity to sell their work while they learn. They also offer consumers the chance to own hand-made bags at a fraction of the cost.
Features of B-Grade JungleVine® bags:
All B-Grade Bags are the original un-dyed Hak style.
B-Grade JungleVine® Tote Dimensions
Medium 30 x 20 cm 12 x 8 in
Large 35 x 25 cm 14 x 10 in
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.