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March, 2017

  1. 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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  2. HOW WERE THE SS17 PRINTS CREATED?

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    March 29, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The PO.P Collection “Prints”, is our second collection for Spring/Summer 2017, and its fun motifs and bright colors are guaranteed to make it fly off the shelves. We spoke to Anna-Karin Malmsten, our print designer at PO.P, who explained how the Prints Collection was created. “The work of gathering inspiration for the collection began in mid-February 2016. But it was only after our inspirational trip to London in early March that the work of designing the actual prints took off,” explains Anna-Karin. What’s the inspiration behind the collection? “For SS2 we had the working title “culture village”, a place where different cultures meet. We were inspired by exotic fruits and animals, and the collision between warm earth tones and strong colors, combined with ethnic prints. …
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  3. SHELL OR TRADITIONAL RAINWEAR?

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Shell or traditional rainwear Shell or traditional rainwear – what’s the best choice? We’ve put together a handy table comparing the advantages and disadvantages of both products. Further down the page, you can read about the different qualities of shell and traditional rainwear in greater detail. SHELL garments are usually recommended for more lively activities because they are flexible, durable and work well with the layering principle. TRADITONAL RAINWEAR Traditional rain garments are usually recommended for more sedate activities, such as sitting in a sandpit, because they are easy to clean and don’t need the same breathability. Breathability Yes. Breathability No. Water resistant Yes. Water resistant Yes. Our most waterproof garments. Layering principle Yes. Work well as one of multiple layers. Layering principle No, lack …
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  4. POLARN O. PYRET TESTS – WATER RESISTANCE

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Polarn O. Pyret takes product safety and quality very seriously. Our clothes should be made of quality fabrics that are comfortable and durable; in other words, they should live up to your expectations. Our products undergo rigorous quality-assurance tests. Only the best garments are allowed to go into production. When it rains Rainproof garments can be made of different materials, which are more or less suitable depending on your child’s level of activity. If your child spends a lot of time sitting still, traditional rainwear is a good choice and if your child is very active, waterproof shell garments that breathe are a better option. To find out more about traditional rainwear and shell garments, please take a look at our comparison here. Our waterproof …
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  5. WHAT ARE WELLIES?

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    March 10, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Wellington boot is a type of boot that was worn and popularized by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel “Wellington” boot became a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British aristocracy in the early 19th century. Wellington boots were at first made of leather. However in 1852, Charles Goodyear, introduced the wholly waterproof, Wellington-type rubber boot which became an instant success. The lower cost and ease of rubber “Wellington” boot being entirely waterproof, lent itself immediately to being the preferred protective material to leather in all forms of industry. Farmers would be able to come back home with clean, dry feet. Now Wellington boots, almost always simply called rain boots, rubber boots, billy boots, galoshes or gum-boots, are popular in …
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