Classic French String Market Bag


Classic French Net Shopping Bag

These wonderful bags, a classic French design originally made for fisherman, were later adopted for mainstream use as featherweight, flexible totes for everything from groceries to laundry and have been used in France for decades.

Woven by Normandy-based Filt, a small company that has been making nets, ropes and candle wicks in the town of Caen since 1855.  

Made from natural cotton, they are robust yet extremely soft and amazingly expandable. They stow away easily for travel and are comfortable to carry even when filled to the brim!

They never seem to stop expanding and can take an enormous amount of whatever you need to carry or store, yet they scrunch up really small when not in use and are so light you can pop them into your pocket or handbag and not know they are there.

Available in four styles and four colours:-

Styles - Mini; Regular (either short or lang-handled) and Extra Large (Black & Denim Blue only)

Colours - Black, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Khaki, Taupe, Ecru, Denim Blue, Aqua Blue, Rose Pink.

The regular is perfect for everyday shopping, a trip to the beach or farmers' market, the mini version is great for kids or for stylishly hanging and displaying your fruit or veg etc. The extra large version will take pillows, sleeping bags, laundry, blankets, toys etc and is perfect for hanging and storing awkward items out of the way, for example footballs, rugby or tennis balls, beach toys like plastic buckets & spades etc. It's absolutely huge and just keeps expanding (although we've not yet tried it, we are pretty sure it would take a double duvet!).

As you can imagine, they are particularly useful on boats or camping/glamping too.

Approx Size (un-stretched, including handles):-

Mini - L 30 x W 25 cm
Regular - W 40 x L 53 cm (short handled) or W 40 x L 70 cm (long handled)
Extra Large - W 70 x L 92 cm (Black & Denim Blue only)

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