November 23, 2013 by popkid
By Stacie Billis, One Hungry Mama Baking with kids is a holiday tradition for many families—but, sometimes, the reality isn’t as much fun as the idea of it. The mess and stress of baking with kids can take away the fun, so being prepared is a must. Depending on your child’s age, prepping just a few things ahead of time can make all the difference and bring joy back to a family tradition. One of my favorite things to make ahead is pie dough. When it’s time to get in the kitchen to make Thanksgiving pies with my kids, I pull out one or two rounds for “serious” pie making, and another one that my littlest can play with. My older son and I get …
November 8, 2013 by Linda Kerr
Jeans made of durable cotton garments are in most families, perfect for slow, climbing and playing. But the clothes also contain chemicals that are far from child-friendly shows Testfakta, a Swedish garment testing company. Nine out of ten children jeans contain chemicals, shows the Testfakta test, but not Polarn O. Pyret jeans. In particular, the environment takes a beating when toxic substances flow into the wash water. In an analysis of ten pair of jeans for children from different European brands, it appears that three pairs containing the hazardous substance nonylphenol (NPE), which is very toxic to aquatic organisms, and has also been shown to disrupt the natural balance of hormones. NPE is already prohibited in Europe, and the Swedish Chemicals Agency is currently lobbying …
October 22, 2013 by Linda Kerr
You are invited to play! We are gearing up for the fall weather at Polarn O. Pyret, and we’d like to invite you to play in our 5th Every Day a Play Day week! Twice a year, we challenge parents to get their kids outside to play for an entire week. Every day. That can include walking to school, meeting friends at a playground or taking a walk through a nearby park. The goal is to get families out enjoying the outdoors no matter what the weather. We are keeping it simple this year. We have two ways for you to participate. 1) Go outside and play! Then post your photos to Instagram, but don’t forget to tag them #popoutside. We’ll be playing with you …
October 18, 2013 by Tiffany Lambert
What do you do when you hear those sweet words come out of your little ones mouth, “I wanna be a robot for Halloween!”
All I could find in the party depot and Halloween sections of the department store were super heros and princesses, so it looked like, it was time to get creative! My son loves a good art project with the best of them, so it wasn’t hard to get him enthused about rummaging through the recycling bin and taking a trip to Home Depot for a few supplies to make our own Do-It-Yourself Robot.
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October 16, 2013 by Linda Kerr
If you want to make the world’s best childrenswear, you have to set the bar high. Which is why we have tested every single detail in our products and how they perform using real life test pilots!
We believe that children should be able to play outdoors in any weather, and we design children’s coats, jackets, snowsuits, waterproof pants, hats and gloves accordingly.
October 11, 2013 by Linda Kerr
We label our clothes with clear symbols that show the properties of each item. Which helps you choose clothes to suit the weather, activity and child.
A mini philosopher who strolls around thinking needs more warmth than a wild child who races around and climbs on everything.
October 7, 2013 by Linda Kerr
We want to introduce you to Cecilia Tidlund, the clog lady. She brought clogs to the U.S. from Sweden long before clogs were, well, cool and mainstream. She began her company Clogmaster fitting the perfect shoe work shoe for nurses, doctors and chefs. Little did she know that clogs would be become popular for anyone wanting comfort. She’ll be joining us in Chicago for our Sample and Warehouse Sale to fit your feet and your children’s for the perfect shoe.
October 3, 2013 by Linda Kerr
Traditions are fun, especially when they involve food. Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden. We’re sure the thought of “cinnamony” warm pastries just makes you want to find the closet bakery and indulge. If you’re not lucky enough to live near a bakery that sells Swedish cinnamon buns, we have a few recipes that we’re sure will warm your heart and belly. Live near a Polarn O. Pyret store? Tomorrow we’ll be serving cinnamon buns and coffee in the morning to celebrate the day.
Photo by: Donal Skehan
September 29, 2013 by Linda Kerr
We will be hosting a Sample & Warehouse Sale in Chicago Oct. 11 and 12 at the Swedish American Museum. Sample Sales are a great opportunity to score some amazing deals on all collections and all seasons with prices up to 75% off retail. As an additional treat, Cecilia Tudlund of Clogmaster will be fitting you and your children for her famous clogs.
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September 26, 2013 by Linda Kerr
We had such fun with our third “Name the Prints” contest this month where customers had the opportunity to choose product names for our Swedish fall prints. What we enjoyed most was reading all the creative names that both parents and children submitted. After looking through all the fantastic name choices, we chose our favorites for the four prints: A: Harvest Hounds; B: Country Rocks; C: Farm Charm; D: Blueberry Scooterberry. The winners have been notified and will be receiving a free item from the collection they named.