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All children are equally different!

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May 23, 2016 by PO.P Press

Polarn O. Pyret is celebrating our 40th anniversary We have developed a collection with rainbow stripes to symbolize our long-term values in relation to the equal value of all children. All children are unique, and they are all equally different. For every item from the collection that is sold, $1 will go directly to World Childhood Foundation to help ensure that children get to be children, now and in the future. Some items from Polarn O. Pyret’s summer collection will have the splendid colors of the rainbow to highlight the equal value of all children. The collection is made of soft jersey and primarily consists of organic cotton – perfect for all summer activities. There are kimono wrap-around bodysuits for the tiniest children, with the …
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13 FACTS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND POLARN O. PYRET

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May 17, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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  Did you know that 26% of PO.P’s total climate impact derives from the customer’s use of our products, including product care? A hefty 23% of this derives from people traveling to and from our stores* – so bicycling or walking the next time you go shopping would preserve the environment and provide health benefits. Did you know that an average item of clothing in Sweden has a lifetime of 2.2 years? By extending the lifetime of garments by 9 months, we can reduce the burden on the climate by a substantial 27% and reduce water consumption by 33%*. If you are tired of your old clothes even though they can still be used, it is much better to sell them or give them away …
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Important Points to Consider When Buying Kids Shoes

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May 2, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BUY KIDS SHOES? It’s not always easy to choose the right kids shoes. We’ve collected our best tips to help you find the right shoe for the right foot. WHAT’S THE BEST WAY FOR YOU TO MEASURE A CHILD’S FEET? The easiest way to measure a child’s foot is to lay a sheet of paper on the floor against a wall and place the child’s foot on the paper with their heel against the wall. Draw a line in front of their longest toe – then measure the distance with a ruler. Make sure your child is standing upright when you measure, as their body weight will press their foot outwards a few millimeters. Measure both …
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Look how our fans recycle & get $$$

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April 25, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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Our Thredup campaign is already underway! We teamed up with Thredup to provide our customer’s a way to recycle their old clothes for cash to use at our stores and online! Some PO.P lovers below have already started their spring cleanup. Start your cleanup by getting your free bag from thredup! Picture by @allisonpants Allison and family spend Earth Day recycling old clothes the fun way! Picture by @stylefitfatty “Noah thought he was opening a present until I told him what we were gonna do. What better for Earth Day?” Picture by @littlekidnyc “Earth Day Clean Up! Spring has sprung – and so has the clutter in our house, the clean up has begun! “ Picture by @jessiejonzen An activity for the whole family!  Picture …
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Our Interview with Secret Forest Playschool

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April 15, 2016 by PO.P Press

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The Secret Forest Playschool is part of The Duluth Nature Play Collaborative. Together we aim to educate, inspire, connect, and advocate for nature play for young children in Duluth, MN. Background: In 2010 when Meghan’s son was born she realized there was a need for a nature-play program in Duluth area. As an advocate for play and nature she made it her mission to courageously and creatively offer a rich experience for children to learn and grow. After researching what programs in other parts of the world were doing to meet the need of their youngest generation and with the support of her family and friends she opened Duluth’s first nature-play program, Secret Forest Playschool in the fall of 2012. Since opening Playschool, Meghan has been able …
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Recycle and get $$$ back!

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April 13, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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Have you been surprised by one of thredUp’s polka-dot bags in your recent order? We hope you’ve had a chance to take advantage of this online consignment service that allows you to recycle women’s and kids’ gently used (or almost new clothing and shoes) to other families around the country. If you haven’t, we hope you’ll give it a try. It’s a great way to keep yours and your kids’ outgrown, but still wearable clothes, playing and having fun. We often receive questions about the thredUp bags. They are so easy, it can seem too good to be true! So we thought we’d try it out with some of our old PO.P, and answer your questions along the way. If you have more, please let …
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Growing Plants with Kids!

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April 12, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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Grow plants with the children – spring is here! Gardening is a beautiful activity now that spring is here! It’s fun to play around with soil and seeds! It is exciting to watch when a small green plant emerges from the soil and then grows and gets bigger and bigger! When you grow plants with children, choose seeds that will grow fast so they don´t lose interest. It is extra fun if the plant can be eaten! Here are some suggestions for edible plants: cress, pumpkin seeds, sunflower and citrus seeds. If you are eager to get involved, help the little ones decorate or make their own plant pot! Use old milk cartons, bottles or what you have at home. Make small holes on the bottom for …
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See You This Summer!

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April 8, 2016 by PO.P Press

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What would the world be like without ice cream? We hope you are longing for summer as much as we are! We can’t wait to release some fun animals for the warmer weather. Even alligators need sunglasses at PO.P! See you soon!


Swedish Pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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March 13, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 1 cup flower 1 tbs white sugar 1 butter stick (softened) 1 1/2 cup milk (half/half, cashew milk and almond creamer works great as well! Just add the flour slow for perfect batter) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (opt out of the vanilla if you have used a flavored milk)   DIRECTIONS 1.Melt half the butter stick in a pan and set aside in a bowl. 2.Crack the eggs in another bowl, add the milk and whisk until combined. (food processor or blender works as well!) 3.Add sugar, salt, vanilla and stir around. 4.Slowly add the flour while whisking and keep whisking until smooth. (The batter should be a bit more runny than american pancake batter) *If you do not …
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Our Initiative for Sustainable Production

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March 4, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

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Polarn O. Pyret supports more sustainably produced cotton As we buy large quantities of cotton and consider our corporate responsibility extends beyond our production, we became a member of BCI in September 2013. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) was established in 2005 to help make global cotton production more sustainable. By labeling and promoting “Better Cotton” as a sustainable commodity, the BCI helps make global cotton production better for producers, for the environment where cotton is grown and for the future of the sector/cotton industry. Each year, Polarn O. Pyret aims to increase the amount of Better Cotton we source to contribute to the more sustainable production of cotton. By buying Better Cotton, Polarn O. Pyret helps BCI minimize the damaging effects associated with traditional …
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