We want to make the best floats in the world.
It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple. At Petites Pommes we strive to make the best floats in the world. Therefore we only use approved, durable materials and colours, extra fine seaming not to irritate delicate skin, and meet the strictest international safety standards*.
We are advocates for responsible consumption and take responsibility for our impact as a brand. While we encourage our community to invest in long-lasting quality, we also strive to keep single-use plastic to a minimum, and opt for recycling and reuse whenever possible. Our products have a timeless design and heavyweight material to survive ever-changing fashion. Petites Pommes collections are constant rather than seasonal, with new drops added periodically. Hence we do not do big sales at the end of a season to clear stock of perfectly fine goods. This is not only more fair to the environment, it is also more fair to our customers who have invested in a Petites Pommes product ❦
While we haven't found the answer to all our challenges yet, we work hard towards improving where we can and always strive to find ways in which we can minimise our environmental footprint. Last year we removed all single-use plastic in our packaging and replaced it with 100% recycled plastic where it is still necessary. Our floats are delivered in an organic cotton bag for safe storage until its next use. Should you accidentally suffer a small puncture, a repair patch is included with all our floats.
All Petites Pommes floats are produced in a resistant PVC - a material tested according to the strictest international standards. Why PVC? This is the only material with the unique properties needed to produce safe and watertight inflatables. Once an alternative is available we are committed to be a frontrunner in order to keep working towards a more sustainable industry.
But it must be possible to do more?
Yes indeed, and we believe that all companies have a responsibility to walk the talk. Through our partnership with the ReSea Project (read more here) we have committed to participate in the fight against ocean plastic pollution. How? With each production, we earmark and allocate funds to support the removal of plastic from oceans and rivers. We chose to partner with the ReSea Project because they have a certified process verified by DNV (read more here). We have committed to fund the removal of a minimum of 1 tonne of plastic every year. You can track our contribution here.
*EN71-1:2014 + A1:2018; EN71-2:2020 + A1:2014; EN 71-3:2019 + A1:2021; AS/NZS ISO 8124-1:2019 + Amd 1:2020 + Amd 2:2020; AS/NZS ISO 8124-2 2016; AS/NZS ISO 8124-3:2021 JFSL; EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH Annex XVII) + EU 2018/2005 ASTM F963-17; EN 13138-1:2014; AS/NZS 1900:2014 + A1:2015 AU Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 JFSL; ASTM F963-17; CPSIA; EN 71-8:2018; Consumer Goods Safety Standard 2013 for Portable Swimming Pools.
Handle your products with care.
By handling your float in a way that extend the life of the product you help reduce excessive waste and consumption. Please follow our recommended product care guide: