What if your clothes grow with you

Focus on your favorite pair of trousers ever. You may be so lucky as to still wear them today; you may also have grown out of it. Our body constantly changes… and so do our clothes.

As the issue and the problems that fast fashion entails are conquering the attention of politics and social media, many are virtuous examples of better practices.  Some are all about selling old clothes or giving them away. What about reducing the quantity of items in circulation, seen that, as previously stated, we will always be changing?

A possible answer seems to lay in the Petit Pli experience: based in London, Petit Pli describes itself as a material technology company who sells clothes. It’s not just “simply” clothes but clothes that grow with you. The company is specialized in childrenswear; their bottoms and tops are fully adaptable to the changing bodies of kids from 0 to 9 years old.

There are only three different sizes, from 0 to 12 months, 12 to 4 years and 4 to 9 years old. Most importantly, said clothes are designed with a special attention to the sustainability of the whole process: ranging from renewable energies used in the fabrication site (located in Portugal), to recycled fabrics. A special mention goes to the free repair services, which allows to truly cut down waste.

Will the future of clothes be that of growing with us? Why not.

Cover image: Royal College of Art