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  1. Swedish Wooden Toys

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    August 27, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    On view September 18, 2015 – January 17, 2016 Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024 www.bgc.bard.edu The exhibit, Swedish Wooden Toys explores Sweden’s long and enduring tradition of designing and making wooden toys. It examines the cultural embrace of the wooden toy as a sign of timelessness and quality. Bard Graduate Center Gallery has loads of fun family programming planned around the Swedish Wooden Toy exhibit. Email us at press@polarnopyretusa.com and be entered to win 1 of 3 exhibition catalogs; or 1 of 2 free passes for the Kids’ Workshop on November 21st. Be sure to put Swedish Wooden Toys in the subject line! Good Luck! FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS Family Festival: Swedish Wooden Toys Saturday, October 24, 2015 …
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  2. Swedish Midsummer

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    May 21, 2015 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. Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday 19th June. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own, but because we have school and work on the 19th we’ll be celebrating on the 20th June…will you? Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is worth it! We have created a great little instruction card here. PO.P Tip: Invite your guests to help you make the pole upon arrival and in addition …
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  3. It’s Not Just a Shoe, It’s Kavat

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    March 24, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Kavat represents Scandinavian design at its best with a focus on quality and functionality in every step. Today the 4th straight generation is active in there shoe factory. The Kavat concept exists for the individual who seeks a personal experience. Their language is footwear, a universally understood lexicon of passion and craftsmanship. Fine materials and painstaking attention to detail make our products desirable on weekdays, weekends, or one-off occasions. Simply something to be proud of. CORE VALUES SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR Kavat stands for high quality in all aspects. The choice of material, the classic design and craftsmanship makes their shoes last over time. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Kavat shoes are manufactured with great attention to the environment. Their production is constantly working on reducing environmental impacts, and always …
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  4. The Best Buy of the Year!

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    March 13, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    In Sweden, outdoor play is a daily ritual no matter the weather. In fact, school recesses are known to run in Sweden for hours. This is why Polarn O. Pyret knows outerwear is the most important part of your child’s attire.

    The unique snaps on our wind fleece and shell jackets allow for them to be joined when the weather gets colder, and separated when the weather begins to warm. This makes these two jackets uniquely prepared for Any weather!

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  5. Cooking with Kids

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    November 14, 2014 by Jenny Lonnstam

    To kick off a fun holiday full of food preparation and to help encourage a happy healthy lifestyle, Polarn O. Pyret is launching our Festive Kitchen collection for the entire family. Find it online and in-stores from November 15th in the U.S. It’s the perfect holiday gift for your little sous chef and maybe yourself? PO.P wants everyone to play with their food this holiday season! On a more serious note, did you know cooking with your children has tons of benefits? Besides the awesome bonding time together, it’s also proven children who help in the kitchen eat healthier and have higher self esteem. It also provides an opportunity to discuss healthy foods while teaching food safety, basic math skills and other scientific observations. In …
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  6. PO.Pular Parent Interview with Rana Draganja

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    July 8, 2014 by Lauren Donnelly

    We at PO.P have had the privilege to interview one of our beloved brand ambassadors known affectionately as PO.Pular Parents, Rana Draganja. Rana and her family moved to Olso, Norway from New York for her husband’s job and we wanted to get her perspective on living and raising her son in Norway. Rana first found out about PO.P 11 years ago during her first trip to Stockholm and fell in love with the vibrant colors, stripes and quality. PO.P became her favorite children’s store even before she had children of her own. She was finding herself lugging PO.P gifts across the Atlantic. Rana became a brand ambassador after PO.P’s president for the USA, Jennifer Athanason, met her husband, a Swede, and heard that their son was …
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  7. Not in Our Demin!

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    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 …
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  8. The Clog Lady

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    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.
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  9. Cinnamon Bun Day

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    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.

    Swedish-Cinnamon-Buns_6 Photo by: Donal Skehan


  10. Celebrate the Grandparents

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    April 30, 2013 by PO.P Press

    Grandparents Day JPEGThis weekend we are celebrating grandparents in our Edina Galleria store in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Grandparents can’t resist our super soft stripes so as a thank you for all the praise they’ve given us, we’re offering a special event for them.