Filt 1860

Filt have been producing net and string bags in Normandy since 1860.  These authentic string bags have been used in France for decades and are now sought-after worldwide for their practicality, as well as their French chic aesthetic. 

 

Our story

1860

The Company was formed, composed of Norman peasants who manufactured nets by hand.

1910

First mechanization wave of the production means.

1925

Our first exportation !

1945

Filt is unfortunately in ruin after the bombings on the city of Caen. 
The workshop is entirely destroyed.

1948

The production starts again as a resultat of many efforts and the will to rebuild the site.

1967

Innovation and patent taken out, Filt's brand is registered.

2003 à 2010

A large wave of investments, 1M €.

2010

Filt celebrates its 150 years ! Innovation Award granted by INPI (French Patent Office).

2013

Filt becomes a certified exporter for South Korea, Maghreb countries, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, Israel and PTOM (France's overseas countries and territories).

2015

Award for international sales performance by DCF (France Sales Managers and Leaders movement).

2017

Filt don't be going to pot ! 
Award of Made in Normandy by the region. 
We were awarded the "Living Heritage Enterprise" label by the French government, in recognition of our know-how in excellence. Currently, there are 1400 companies "Living Heritage Enterprise" in France. 

2019

Construction of a new building for more space and comfort ! We take machines and our suitcases to Mondeville (14)