In the 17th century on the Caen plain in Normandy near Mount Saint-Michel, Norman peasants made nets by hand. In 1860 these workers were organized and Filt was formed as a company. In 1944, the company increased mechanization in manufacturing using it’s expertise in working with diverse materials and techniques. Nets for fishing, sports, hammocks, are just some of Filt’s products along with their authentic filet a provisions. These net shopping bags used by many of our grandmothers have made a resurgence in France, but the quality and care with which they are made remain the same. See our string bags from Filt here.