Kids grow in the blink of an eye. The perfect onesie today, is a size too small tomorrow. Here’s a solution offered by the company Petit Pli based in London: clothing that follows the growth of your children. And, it’s made from sustainable materials.
These clothes will be able to dress them from the age of nine months to four years old. This amounts to seven different sizes in a normal range of kids clothing, which benefits both your pocket and the environment.
Textiles are the second most polluting industry in the world, producing a staggering 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. The fast fashion championed by the prêt-à-porter giants generate fashion collections every two months, prompting us to over-consume.
The founder of Petit Pli, Ryan Mario Yasin, a graduate in aeronautical engineering, formerly designed folding origami-style satellites before taking inspiration from this concept to develop cleverly constructed folding clothing. A single Petit Pli garment can be gradually unfolded so that it grows with your child to provide the perfect fit. But that’s not all at Petit Pli. The clothing also comprises recycled plastic, thus contributing to the recycling of waste.
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This story was published in AFP Relaxnews.