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Petit Pli has won the UK national round of the James Dyson Award
Petit Pli has won the UK national round of the James Dyson Award (Credit: Petit Pli)

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.

Petit Pli creator Ryan Mario Yasin, a design engineer with a degree in aeronautical engineering, was inspired to create the clothing after he bought some new clothes for his nephew, but by the time he went to gift them, they were already too small.

“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.

"Children grow seven sizes in their first two years on Earth and this equates to a...

So, what makes this clothing special compared to other clothing made from expandable fabric?

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