The Entrepreneurs

Polaroid and Petit Pli

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14 July 2021

Episode 509

30 minutes

Oskar Smolokowski is the chairman of Polaroid, the classic instant-photography brand that many thought was lost to time when its last film factory closed in 2008. Smolokowski and the Berlin-based start-up The Impossible Project not only revived the brand but have also created new cameras and film. Plus: aeronautical engineer turned fashion designer Ryan Mario Yasin discusses the future of wearable technology and innovation in clothing around his brand Petit Pli.

14 July 2021

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Chapter 1

Polaroid

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Polaroid chairman Oskar Smolokowski discusses the revival of the iconic instant-photography brand, which began in 2008 when a group of photography enthusiasts started The Impossible Project to re-open the brand’s last film factory in The Netherlands.

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Petit Pli

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Ryan Mario Yasin is the founder of Petit Pli, a UK-based brand behind a line of clothing that can be reshaped to cover a number of different sizes. The company launched in 2017 with children’s clothing that grows as they do.

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