Petit Pli created a type of children’s clothes that could physically grow with your kids.
The Petit Pli is a project that looks to reduce overconsumption. Nowadays, parents on average spend between $28 to $44 on infant clothing per month,
according to Livestrong.
A child can grow seven sizes from age zero to two, said Ryan Mario Yasin, the creator of Petit Pli. His design can fit most kids from nine months old to four years old, Yasin added.
The Petit Pli costs $168 per suit. It is available in black, blue and green.
The clothes are made with lightweight polyester synthetic material. When being stretched, the material will grow thicker to maintain the integrity of the clothes.
“An auxetic structure has been embedded in Petit Pli fabrics, giving the clothing a negative Poisson’s ratio,” said Yasin. The polyester material is waterproof, machine washable and recyclable.
Yasin came up with the idea for Petit Pli when buying clothes for his nephew. He studied child ergonomics and created 500 prototypes before settling on the material and design.
The Petit Pli won the UK James Dyson Award in Sept. 2017.