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Expandable Clothing

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.

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