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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Look how our fans recycle & get $$$

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    April 25, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    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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  5. Our Interview with Secret Forest Playschool

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    April 15, 2016 by PO.P Press

    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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  6. The Importance of Reflectors on Clothing

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    February 20, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Reflectors are important. A motorist can detect a pedestrian three times as fast if the pedestrian is equipped with reflectors. Polarn O. Pyret has been making children’s clothing for 40 years. We’ve had time to learn what works and what doesn’t. Every detail on our garments – from t-shirts to outerwear – has been tried and tested. Every garment has been specifically designed with children in mind. We don’t compromise on quality, design or function. That’s what makes the difference. Polarn O. Pyret’s overalls, shell jackets and shell pants have reflectors with 360-degree visibility for children to appear as well as possible in the autumn and winter darkness. Even our wind fleece jackets, hats, and shell mittens have reflectors. All for the best visibility in …
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  7. Traveling with Children

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    February 17, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Polarn O. Pyret marketing director, Petra, describes her family’s Christmas trip to Malaysian Borneo. She shares some tips and tricks on what to think about before, during and after a trip.   Our adventure is getting closer – we are going to go to Malaysian Borneo with all our family over Christmas and New Year. I now feel the children are old enough, 7 and 9, for such a long journey. We grown-ups are looking forward to lazy days on the beach and exciting excursions into the rain forest. The children are thinking about what will happen on Christmas Eve. Will they get any presents? What kind of Christmas sweets will there be? And how will Granny and Granddad fare back home? And who is …
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  8. We Make Clothes for Children.

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    February 16, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Not for girls. Not for boys. We make clothes for children. The bodies of boys and girls are very similar before they reach their teens. We work with clothes for children. So why would we make them different clothes? It may seem obvious, but our belief that both boys and girls need good fit and function makes us unique. We aim to make the world’s best shell jacket, knee sock, t-shirt and sun hat. Who wears what – and what colors – is up to you. But both boys and girls need good looking clothes that are strong and versatile. That’s what unisex means to us. Polarn O.Pyret – unisex since 1976.   “We wanted our children to grow up as people, not boys or …
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  9. DIY HOLIDAY DECOR!

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    December 15, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Now the countdown to the holidays has begun. Why not make your own decorations? A Polarn O. Pyret-striped decoration for the tree or Poppy´s Lucia procession. Tree decoration This is how you do it (click on the picture to make it bigger and to print it): You need: Template – print it here Glue Scissors Stapler Lace  Poppy´s Lucia procession This is how you do it (click on the picture to make it bigger and to print it): You need: Templates – print it here Scissors Tape (to tape in the back of the figure)  Do you want some more inspiration? Look here for tips on how you can fold saffron buns into many different shapes.


  10. December 13th is Santa Lucia

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    December 13, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    December 13th is St Lucia Day, a time for singing, mulled spiced wine, and saffron buns. Originally a Catholic feast day, Lucia is a special day that is celebrated all around Sweden, especially in schools and nurseries. The day starts with a Lucia procession early in the morning when it is still dark outside. Lucia herself enters the room wearing a long white Lucia dress with a red silk ribbon around her waist and a crown of candles on her head. She is followed by singing flower girls with glitter in their hair, star boys wearing cone hats, and last but not least, mischievous gingerbread men and elves. It is a delightful and much loved tradition with candles and holiday songs that for many people …
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