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  1. Recycle and get $$$ back!

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    April 13, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    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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  2. Our Initiative for Sustainable Production

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    March 4, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    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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  3. Keep An Eye Out for ECO!

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    February 10, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Keep an eye out for the symbol that shows the way to an environmentally conscious choice – ECO! Polarn O. Pyret places high demands on all our products, but the environment is in particular focus for products with the ECO symbol – we reduce environmental impact by selecting materials consisting of organic cotton or recycled synthetic fibers. Organic cotton means that the fiber is cultivated without the use of chemicals such as synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. This is good for the environment and for the people working with the plants! Recycled synthetic fibers (polyester and polyamide) allow us to reduce usage of new fibers that derive from non-renewable sources (petroleum) and to save the energy required for extraction. Some of our ECO-labelled products are also …
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  4. PO.P Laundry School

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    November 9, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Welcome to PO.P’s laundry school! We believe that clothes should be inherited and that as many children as possible should grow out of them, which is why we focus so firmly on quality when producing our clothing. You can also influence how many times a garment can be inherited – washing it correctly means it will last longer. Come with us to learn how you can impact the lifetime of your garments while taking the environment into account. All of our items have labels with washing instructions. The washing instructions in combination with PO.P’s laundry school will give clothing the longest lifetime possible. Before even entering the laundry room, make sure that the garments really need to be washed. Check whether it would suffice to …
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  5. Inside Story

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    October 1, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    What Makes Our Windfleece Jacket so Special? We get the inside story from our designer Susan Pang. The wind fleece jacket is one of our most popular garments we make and specifically design to be comfortable for a child to wear. The fact that it’s windproof makes it ideal as either a warm middle layer or as a jacket in its own right in milder weather. It’s essentially a 2-in-1 jacket that can be used all year round. It’s just as perfect on a windy autumn day as it is on a cool summer evening. The wind fleece fabric consists of three different layers and materials: the outer fleece, a windproof and waterproof layer underneath, and a soft, brushed jersey fabric on the inside. We’ve …
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  6. Oyster Shells Are Eco Friendly!

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    September 25, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Is it possible to make plastic bags from oyster shells? Yes, it is possible – at least partially. After a great deal of searching, Swedish and Canadian researchers have found a way to make granular powder from oyster shells. By blending 25% granular powder from oysters with 75% recycled plastic, a plastic mixture called Trio Biomarine is produced. Oysters are fantastic animals that positively affect water quality since they ventilate and clean the water. The oyster shells used to make the plastic bags are a residual product from the food industry. The shells are washed and crushed at very high temperatures to clean them completely. The shells are then turned into granular powder and finally plastic. Polarn O. Pyret will now gradually start using Trio …
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  7. 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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  8. From One Kid to Another

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    July 22, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Clothes that can take hundreds of hours of play bring joy to many. Children grow – that’s a fact – but clothes that last are never too small. Not as long as they fit someone smaller. In all the wear and tear of everyday life, clothes that last are something we all benefit from. Hand-me-downs also benefit our Earth. Which is why Polarn O. Pyret has invented an amazing machine that we have installed in our stores. If you put one or more outgrown items in the portal, some other kid will get good use out of them. As a thank you for your help, we will give you a money-off coupon worth $15 Off your next purchase over $70. All donations will be channeled …
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  9. Clean Out and ThredUP

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    April 22, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

    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 your gently used (or almost new clothing) 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 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 us know! What am I to …
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  10. 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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