Petit Bateau was born in Troyes, in the Aube region of France, nearly 120 years ago. Its factory, "Murard" as it is known at Petit Bateau, is its historical center. The main building, "Saint Joseph" still gives a glimpse of what it was like in 1893. This is where Pierre Valton invented underwear in 1918 by cutting the legs off of a pair of leggings. On the eve of its 120th anniversary, Petit Bateau highlights its employees' pride.
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