Normandy, France based Filt has been making woven cotton bags, fishing nets, ropes, candle wicks since 1860. In the 1800s, the locals In Normandy had an a-ha moment: Their fishing nets could do far more than haul in cod. Made from 100% cotton, these sturdy catch-alls are perfect for toting books, produce, or flowers. Lightweight, durable, expandable and stylish, these “filet” bags are often imitated but never duplicated — perfect for errands and adventures alike. Filt produces their netting from natural materials — cotton, linen, bamboo — in an effort to develop an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic nettings to fight against the phenomenon of ghost fishing.