The brand

The brand

Once Upon a time...

Petit Bateau is named after the nursery rhyme « Maman les p’tits bateaux qui vont sur l’eau ont-ils des jambes? ». Which has been sung for generations in France.

In 1918, Etienne Valton – the son of Petit Bateau founder Pierre Valton – was inspired by this nursery rhyme to cut the legs off johns worn at the time. The classic cotton pants we know today were born!