Marinette invented the baby safety raincoat by bike

It is the story of a frog who did not like the rain. Marinette is also the name of the reflective clothing brand that Bihar, a resident of the Lilacs, imagined, exasperated not to find a cape adaptable to her daughter’s bike seat. “I looked for something on the Internet to protect her and I found only a sleeveless poncho in which the child was a prisoner,” says the former casting director. To launch a larger-scale production and be able to market its invention, it is now seeking funds on the kiss bank site. The subscription ends this Wednesday.


Before arriving at the prototype, Bihar turned to his mother-in-law, a former “exceptional” biology teacher, smiled Bihar. The two women together will work for months before getting a first result. “But technically, we were blocking,” says Bihar. I then found a model maker who agreed to give me a hand. In fact, this project of reflective material is a collective adventure. Everyone adheres. “Including another friend who created a logo for her brand,” Marinette “- which comes from English,” rain “, rain, and also reminds one of the frog.


“All materials are European,” says the designer. The fabric is Italian, the buckles, German and braces, Belgian. The cost price is 59 € per garment. Three prototypes are available: a dry fleece-lined apron, a waterproof windproof jacket with a wide hood for a helmet, and a 100% retro-reflective raincoat for night trips. “They fit on all the bicycle seats and allow the child to have a free hand,” says the designer.