The Khmu are one of the indigenous tribes of Northern Laos. Their rich culture dates back thousands of years. Some scholars believe it to be 5,000 years old, which would make it among the most enduring cultures in the world. Some Khmu continue to live at a subsistence level, farming and foraging for their basic needs — food, medicine and fiber for clothing and shelter. Many have no monetary income aside from their earnings from making JungleVine® products. Hand-made JungleVine® products are sold in approximately 200 boutiques in 20 countries all over the world. The project continues to expand to more Khmu villages as more of the world becomes aware of the products and demand grows. When you buy JungleVine® products, you directly support the Khmu artisans who hand-craft each piece.