In 1969, when many things were still made to last, Monsieur Violet, a very skilled metal worker in the petrochemical industry in the South of France, heard to his wife’s comment that even though plastic clothes pegs were more colourful than the old-style wooden ones, both had flaws and were very likely to break, rust and leave stains on laundry.
And so Monsieur Violet, using an old washing machine drum that he got from a local scrap yard, made his first ever stainless steel clothes pegs.
Madame Violet was so excited with her husband’s amazing invention, that people around her naturally came to know about it, and suddenly Monsieur Violet received so many orders that made him very busy hand-making more of the “violet’s stainless steel clothes pegs”, until he finally had to quit his job and start his own company.
The business still belongs to the family and is now under Monsieur’s son’s management. Advancements have been made over the years, and instead of salvaged stainless steel, industrial-grade stainless steel is now used and the pegs are made using a modern metal press.
The high-grade stainless steel used for the Pincinox stainless steel clothes pegs is called uginox, which is manufactured by ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer. This type of stainless steel is used in the construction of external cladding and roofing. It is no wonder that the Pincinox pegs are rust-proof, heat and frost resistant.
In a world where most products are built to fail and only last for a short time, Pincinox pegs are one of a select few amongst so many products that are REALLY built to last, and for that reason, the lifetime guarantee that they come with only complements their other qualities.
Be aware though that there are copycat Pincinox clothes pegs out there. They are Chinese made pegs called “Inox”, and an inferior metal is used. They have copied the patented Pincinox design but even at a glance, you can tell that they are much thinner and not as strong. They also tend to rust.
Since 1969, until this day, not a single Pincinox stainless steel clothes peg has ever been returned with rust or breakage in normal use.
And Madame Violet still uses the very first pegs hand-wrought by her late husband nearly 50 years ago.
- No need to ever replace them
- Pincinox clothes pegs save you money in the long run
- They look great, perform even better than other pegs and never wear out
- No more stains on your laundry
- No more picking up springs and bits of broken pegs
- You can drive a car over them and they will not break
- And once more, they are covered by a lifetime warranty