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OUTDOOR GAMES

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February 22, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

OUTDOOR GAMES In the right clothes, you can play outdoors all year round. Here are tips for three fun games. RUN AND FIND What you need: Pieces of paper, pencils and lots of energy for running Each player gets one or more pieces of paper and writes the name of an object on each piece of paper. The pieces of paper are placed in a pile or in a container if you have one. The players divide into two teams. One person from each team takes one piece of paper; these two players set off at the same time to find the object that is written on their piece of paper. The first player to come back with their object gets one point. Continue until …
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KEEP IT UNDER THE HAT

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February 17, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Keep it under the hat Did you know that increased amounts of body heat escape through our heads when we forget to wear a hat? The secret is finding the right one! Children who move around a lot, tend to keep warm don’t need as much on their heads as children who sit still when they play. Watch how your child plays and feel the back of her neck to determine if it’s warm or cold – that will give you an idea of their body temperature. A thinner cap is best, or a balaclava that also covers part of the face, topped with a windproof cap. Then you can take the windproof cap off to ventilate without exposing the head directly to the cold. …
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DRESS FOR THE SLOPES

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February 8, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

What do you need on the ski slopes? You may be lucky enough to be going skiing this spring. But what clothes do kids need on the ski slopes? We have a list of must-haves to keep them warm and dry all holiday long. Further down there’s a quick clothing guide that you can easily capture as a screenshot and save on your phone. Ski slopes clothes list: Layer 1: thermal layer that wicks away moisture. We recommend our wool underwear. Also take thin wool socks that don’t bunch up inside ski boots. Layer 2: a cozy middle layer in fleece or wool terry keeps children warm all day. Layer 3: for younger children, who may not be spending as much time on the slopes, …
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Washing Outerwear

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January 27, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Washing functional outerwear garments the right way ensures they last a long time. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind. Washing Make sure you close all buttons, zips, buckles and Velcro© fastenings to avoid unnecessary friction on the different parts of the garment and the outer fabric. Wash the garment inside out to reduce wear and tear on the outer fabric. Wash the garment with similarly colored items. Always check the garment label and follow its washing direction and washing temperature instructions. Never use fabric softener as it may cause the garment to lose its water-repellent ability. Take the garment out of the washing machine as soon as the laundry cycle is finished. This is to avoid transferring non-fast color to other areas …
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PFC-Free Outerwear

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January 27, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

OUR GARMENTS ARE COMPLETELY FREE OF PERFLUORINATED SUBSTANCES All Polarn O. Pyret’s outerwear with water repellent abilities are completely free of sealers containing perfluorinated compounds, known as PFCs. The outer garments are treated with a PFC-free substance to maintain the same water repellent function. We have been using this material for our outerwear since 2015. PFCs, or perfluorinated substances are commonly used in waterproofing that allows textile surfaces, dirt and water repellent. We have now decided to phase out these substances entirely when they have a negative impact on the environment and the working conditions. Today, we use a material not only meets our chemical requirements but also our quality and functional requirements. Polarn O. Pyret is constantly working to update its chemicals restrictions!


Better Sleep and Longer Naps

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January 4, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Here you can download our checklist of the first garments a newborn needs (PDF) Did you know that it is custom for Swedes to put there babes outside for nap time? Babies sleep on average three times longer if you let them nap outdoors in their pram. Babies who get the chance to nap outdoors tend to be healthier and more active, and have better appetites. Here are our tips for the right way to dress your baby for their pram in winter. The right way to dress your baby Research shows that babies will wake up if they feel cold in their pram, so if your baby is not warm enough they will let you know. But if they’re wearing the right amount of …
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HOW OUR CLOTHING IS MADE

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January 4, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

How is a piece of clothing actually created? What is the process beforehand? Designer Susan has the answers to these questions as well as a few more! Everything begins with a discussion regarding which print the garment is to have. Our print designers then draw it. Together the designers consider different color schemes and then decide which ones will be on the prints for the garments. When this has been done, an original is sent to the supplier for a print trial on fabric. Testing is the next step. The supplier sends garments in accordance with the instructions on the garment sketch and measurement list, and we test them at the head office. The design assistant and pattern maker check the fit and make sure …
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Creative Karin’s Owlish Bird Feeder

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December 22, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

Christmas will soon be here and making things together is great fun. Creative Karin shares one of her craft projects for kids with us – Owlish Bird Feeder. You need: A milk carton Glue Scissors Hobby paints Paintbrush and cotton buds Long needle and twine Bird seed Barbecue stick What to do: Glue the opening of the carton together. Paint the carton with white hobby paint – this makes it easier to paint on other colours afterwards. Allow the paint to dry. Draw two wings on the sides and an opening on the owl’s tummy. Carefully cut out the wings and the opening on the owl’s tummy with small scissors. Paint the whole carton whatever colour you like. Give your owl spots using a cotton …
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Creative Karin’s Cuddle Cards

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December 22, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

Christmas will soon be here and making things together is great fun. Creative Karin shares one of her craft projects for kids with us – Cuddle Cards. You need: Thick paper Glitter paper (or other decorative paper) Glue Coloured pencils/felt-tip pens Scissors What to do: Take an A4 sheet of thick paper and fold the edges in towards the centre so that one edge overlaps the other. This is so the arms can ‘hug’. Draw a head and wings or arms. Use scissors to cut out the card. Draw on eyes with a pen. Cut out a nose and glue it on. Write a message on the animal’s tummy and send the card to someone you like.


It’s a Party!

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November 7, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

We are having a party at Polarn O. Pyret to celebrate turning 40 years old! To help celebrate, we want to share two simple and fun crafts that are perfect for parties. Get your children involved and make party planning a ton of fun! Rabbit Hats Good to have on hand: Glue gun or double-sided tape Sheets of colored card stock Scissors Pen Thin elastic cord Needle Do This: Begin by tracing the hat pattern (see PDF below). Place a piece of thin paper (such as parchment paper) over the pattern and trace the lines. Cut out your pattern, place it on a piece of coloured card stock and trace along the edges. Draw the ears as well. Remember to cut the ears at an …
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