News — 01 December 2017
Clothes that grow with your child

Ryan Yasin of London has received the James Dyson student innovation award, for designing a range of clothing that expands to fit growing babies and toddlers. Based on principles he studied for his degree in aeronautical engineering, and inspired by the ancient art of origami, Yasin developed a durable, lightweight, pleated fabric. The machine-washable, synthetic fabric expands in all directions to accommodate up to seven sizes that correspond to a child growing from four months to 36 months. Yasin’s motivation was to help solve the lack of sustainability in the mass-produced clothing industry; an industry that puts enormous pressure on the environment through waste, water consumption and carbon emissions. He plans to use his prize money to expand the business with the help of investors.

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