Petit Pli: Origami-inspired clothes that still fit, even after the body has grown

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Founded by a young aeronautical engineer, Petit Pli produces stylish, sustainable pleated garments made from recycled plastic that expand up to seven sizes

Ryan Mario Yasin was studying in London when his sister gave birth back home in Iceland. Yasin bought his newborn nephew some clothes but by the time the baby got his present, he had already grown too big to fit into the outfits.That’s how Yasin, an aeronautical engineer by training, began designing a pleated garment that would expand to continue to fit children throughout their first years of life. Shortly after, in 2017, he set up Petit Pli, a London-based material technology company, at just 23 years old. The startup – whose name means “little fold” in French, and chosen in homage to t...
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