In 1968, Louis Violet, aka « Loulou » while working as a lab assistant in a refinery (and as an awesome inventor!), fabricated his first cloth peg by cutting stainless steel from a washing machine drum and shaping it by hand with round tip pliers.
Helped by an engineer from Ugine, a French company well-known for its special steels, Louis selected the most appropriate material and developed a manufacturing process that remains unparalleled to this day.
Pincinox, the stainless steel and unbreakable peg was born.
The patent is filed.