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Shell vs. Rainwear

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August 24, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Shell or traditional rainwear Shell or traditional rainwear – what’s the best choice? We’ve put together a handy table comparing the advantages and disadvantages of both products. Further down the page, you can read about the different qualities of shell and traditional rainwear in greater detail. SHELL garments are usually recommended for more lively activities because they are flexible, durable and work well with the layering principle. TRADITONAL RAINWEAR Traditional rain garments are usually recommended for more sedate activities, such as sitting in a sandpit, because they are easy to clean and don’t need the same breathability. Breathability Yes. Breathability No. Water resistant Yes. Water resistant Yes. Our most waterproof garments. Layering principle Yes. Work well as one of multiple layers. Layering principle No, lack …
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NEW Merino and Wool Arrivals!

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August 14, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Happy, warm and dry children Is there anything more wonderful than children playing outside in the fresh air – whether it be a clear autumn day or a crisp day in December. Even when it is cold outside, however, children actively playing outdoors, easily get sweaty. To prevent the child from getting cold, moisture must be be wicked away from the body. A wool base layer keeps the child’s body warm and dry. Polarn O. Pyret’s wool base layer is made of soft merino wool that does not itch. Wool is particularly appropriate for newborns and small children since they are unable to regulate temperature in the same way as older children and adults. Merino is a highly functional natural product. It is a breathable layer which wicks away moisture from the skin. …
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What to pack for preschool

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August 8, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

CHECK LIST Hats Moccasins Gloves Backpack Shell Jackets + Trousers Shell Mittens + Gloves Thermal Tops + Leggings Fleece Jacket Rain Jackets + Trousers Wool Socks Wellies


POLARN O. PYRET + THREDUP

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July 27, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Need some help with your THREDUP? Our Social Media Manager will show you how!   You can learn more and order your THREDUP Clean Out Bag here.


Happy Midsummer!

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June 16, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. In Mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn’t, and in the south only for an hour or two. This calls for celebration! Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on Midsummer Eve which is the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday June 23rd. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own! Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is …
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An interview with PO.P’s Social Media manager, Jenny Lonnstam!

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June 7, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

MEET OUR AMAZING PO.P MOM – JENNY LONNSTAM Tell us about your upbringing and how it shaped who you are today? I grew up in a small town in Sweden with three siblings, a mom and dad. We have always been a very tight crew and my parents always allowed us kids to be ourselves and to try whatever we wanted in life! We skied to school on snowy days, biked everywhere on the summers and had a very healthy outdoorsy lifestyle. This definitely stuck with me as a mom because I am working hard on raising strong, loving little humans and both my kids love nothing more than being outside. Rain, snow or shine! “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing” as we …
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Beady Ready!

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June 7, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Getting that all essential beach bag geared up with all the essentials can be cumbersome. And forgetting key items, can be a painful experience for all family members involved! We’ve put together a checklist of everything PO.P plus more, that you will need for that grand excursion to the beach. Whether is be a well planned vacation, or just a evening break from the chaos, we’ve got you covered. Most importantly, kids sensitive skin needs to be protected from the sun’s harsh UV rays, especially during the prime hours of 11AM to 3PM when the sun’s rays are strongest. Kids should not only be wearing UPF 50+ sunscreen, but also UPF 50 rash guard swimwear so that they are still protected even when the sunscreen …
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Sun Protection and Swimwear Care!

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May 10, 2017 by PO.P Press

Is there anything more wonderful than the first rays of sunlight in the spring? The sun is always a welcome sight after a dark and cold winter. Remember to take care since children’s skin is especially sensitive to the sun, particularly in the beginning of the season when their skin is pale. The best way to protect all of our little sunshine’s is to make sure they are not in the sun too long and to try to keep them in the shade as much as possible. There is also clothing available that can help. SWIMWEAR WITH SUN PROTECTION UV protection factor in textiles is called UPF Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a classification system used for clothing. UPF measures fabric density and shows how …
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Upcycling!

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May 4, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Taking good care of our clothes is one of the best things we can all do for the environment. Always follow the washing instructions, mend whatever can be repaired and pass any garment a child has outgrown on to a new owner. You can also transform any worn-out garment into something new, which is called upcycling or creative reuse. A top can be upcycled into a gym bag and mittens into sweatbands. Just use your imagination. GYM BAG FROM A TANK TOP An old top can be upcycled into a really great gym bag. Why not personalize your gym bag with fun cords and appliqué details? YOU NEED: – Sewing machine – Thread – Scissors – Seam Stripper – T-shirt – Cord THIS IS WHAT …
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ROCK YOUR SOCKS – LET’S CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCES!

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March 29, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

In honoring our diversity and all people’s equality of dignity and rights, we encouraged everyone to wear non-matching socks on March 21st – to celebrate our differences! World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on 21 March every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Rock your Socks is an American initiative that the Swedish National Down Syndrome Association adopted when in 2015 ten-year-old Nathea went on Facebook to ask people to mark the day by wearing non-matching socks to school or work. Nathea has an …
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