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szdaily -> Speak Shenzhen
British inventor creates clothes that will grow on your children
    2017-September-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Ryan Yasin, 24, has engineered a material which would allow garments to grow up to six sizes — saving British parents thousands of pounds every time their child has a growth spurt.

After buying his young nephew clothes labeled for his age, and discovering that the baby had already grown too big for them, Yasin realized how frustrating clothes-buying was for parents.

Through his engineering degree, he was aware of structures in certain fabrics which can become wider and longer when pulled, unlike normal material such as a rubber band which gets thinner.

He managed to capture this property’s effects through pleating the material and heating it to seal it — making his prototype clothing washproof, waterproof and even “crumb proof.”

The garment — which is due to be released on to the market shortly — currently promises to fit any child from the age of six to 36 months.

Yasin’s efforts earned him the James Dyson Award, the design prize inspired by Sir James Dyson, the British inventor.

Children grow seven sizes in their first two years, and on an average, British parents spend over £2,000 (US$3,243) on clothing before their child reaches the age of 3.

As well as saving parents cost and hassle, Yasin said he was concerned about the consequences of mass production of garments on the environment, with 30,000 tons of household clothing being thrown away in the last year alone.

As such, the clothing, which is currently an outerwear garment, is fully recyclable as well as allowing for a range of colors and patterns.

The clothing design is in the final stages of prototyping and will soon be on the production line.

Yasin says the clothing would be “competitively priced” and save parents money in the long run, costing tens or hundreds, not thousands of pounds.

He now wants to expand the range for clothing for various ages of children. For example, one garment for a child from the age of 2 to 5 — or six months to 3.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【快速发育】kuàisù fāyù growth spurt an occurrence of growing quickly and suddenly in a short period of time

【麻烦】máfán hassle an annoying or troublesome concern

24岁的瑞恩•亚辛设计出一种可以让衣服变大6码的布料,这样每当孩子处于迅速发育阶段时,英国的家长能省下不少钱。

亚辛曾为小侄子购买标着适合其年龄的服装,却发现小侄子已经长大穿不进去了。这让他意识到给孩子买衣服对家长来说是多么头疼的事情。

有着工程学教育背景的亚辛想到,一些织物的结构可以横向纵向拉伸,且不会像橡胶等普通材料一样变得更薄。

为了获得同样的效果,他将布料打褶,加热定型,这样制作出来的衣服不仅耐洗、防水,还“防碎屑”。

可伸缩衣服预计很快将在市面上销售,该产品目前承诺适合6个月至36个月的所有儿童穿着。

亚辛因此获得了以英国发明家詹姆斯•戴森爵士命名的詹姆斯•戴森设计大奖。

儿童在两岁以前身材会变换7个尺码,平均来看,英国家长在孩子3岁之前要花费超过2000英镑(3243美元)给他们购买服装。

除了为家长节约成本免去麻烦外,亚辛还考虑到大量生产服装对环境的影响,仅去年一年被丢弃的家用衣料就达3万吨。

因此,现在设计的可伸缩外衣是完全可回收的,且有多种颜色和图案。

可伸缩服装的设计已经进入打样的最后阶段,且将很快投入生产。

亚辛称,衣服的“定价将非常有竞争力”,从长远来看为家长省钱,家长购买衣服只需几十、几百而非几千英镑。

亚辛现在希望扩大可伸缩服装的适穿范围,适应不同年龄段的儿童。

比如,一款衣服有适合2-5岁或6-36个月儿童的尺码。

(Chinadaily.com.cn)

 

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