Every parent knows what it’s like to buy new clothes for their child, only to find they’ve already outgrown them by the second wash. A new kind of outerwear could reduce waste, hassle, and perhaps money by expanding in size as the child grows. Named Petit Pli, the clever clothing won the UK James Dyson Award and is slated to come to market.
“Children grow seven sizes in their first two years on Earth and this equates to a lot of wasted clothing,” says Yasin. “Petit Pli’s versatile waterproof shells are pleated in such a way that they can grow bi-directionally to custom fit a large range of sizes.”
The clothing is designed to fit kids aged four to 36 months and is, Yasin asserts, tough, washable, rain proof, and wind proof.
So, what makes this clothing special compared to other clothing made from expandable fabric?