Il était une fois Petit Bateau
Petit Bateau owes its name to the nursery rhyme “Maman les p’tits bateaux qui vont sur l’eau ont-ils des jambes ? “. This song has survived time and generations.
In 1918, Etienne Valton, son of Pierre Valton, the founder of Petit Bateau, was inspired by this nursery rhyme to cut the legs of long pants from the time. This is how the famous cotton panties for children came into being.