It sounds ridiculous saying it out loud, but there are so many parents who struggle to cope with the speed that their children outgrow clothes. Fear no more there might be a solution to the issue at hand.
A British inventor, Ryan Yasin, has designed children's clothes that get bigger as they grow. The material allows the garments to span six sizes, which will potentially save parents a small fortune. The idea won Yasin the UK James Dyson Award, the design prize inspired by British inventor Sir James Dyson.
The award came with £2000 (R33 680) to further his invention and he is now competing for the international prize, which comes with £30 000. Ryan Yasin studied aeronautical engineering at Imperial College London. He came across structures in fabrics that become wider and longer when pulled. He managed to capture this effect through pleating the material and heating it to seal it - making his prototype clothing wash-proof, waterproof and even "crumb-proof".
Watch the video below to see the prototype in action: