The fast fashion model has pushed the industry into a wasteful cycle, driven by the constant demand for new. This article discusses an attempt at engineering a garment that would help reduce our consumption and simultaneously offer a more desirable garment for its specific tailored design & features, while still being commercially viable to manufacture. The concept of Petit Pli is built upon using materials resourcefully; because the garments grow up to seven sizes, parents are buying one garment, not seven. This all amounts to a reduction in material and energy waste at production, labour, transportation, and waste at end of life. Petit Pli also hopes to work on a psychological level, by instilling slow-fashion values in growing children and new parents, who are both at a new stage of life where they are exposed and open to learning new habits.


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