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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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Simply Desserts!

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November 3, 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 three simple and fun sweets that are perfect for parties. Get your children involved and make party planning a ton of fun! Crispy gunk with Glow Worms What You’ll Need: Chocolate Pudding Milk One package of Oreos Gummy worms Do This: Begin by following the instructions on the back of the chocolate pudding box. Leave the pudding in the refrigerator while you make the “soil”. Hint: mix whipped cream into the chocolate pudding to make the soil a lighter color. Crush the Oreos in a food processor or with a rolling pin. Layer the chocolate pudding and the crushed cookies in a serving …
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Get the fit right!

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October 6, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

INSEAM If the inseam is too low it’s difficult to play and the zipper will wear out faster. It’s important to get the right size to avoid any issues. KNEES & ELBOWS For long-lasting play, our snowsuits and shell overalls are reinforced at both the knee and elbow. The correct size ensures that reinforcements will be at the right place on the body.  REFLECTORS We have a lot of reflectors for safety on our snowsuits and shell overalls. If the size is too large they get obscured. 


Washing with the Laundress

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September 30, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

WASHING WITH THE LAUNDRESS CARING FOR MERINO WOOLENS As the cold weather arrives, there is no better way to keep children warm than in Polarn O. Pyret Merino wool thermal layers. From long johns, to rompers, to body suits, to socks, the collection is 100% machine washable. Care for the Swedish childrenswear line just like you would regular laundry – with the helpful guidance of The Laundress, of course. Follow these steps for best results. PRETREAT Remove stains with The Laundress Stain Solution or The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar by applying directly to spots and susceptible areas like underarms, necklines, and cuffs. MACHINE WASH Turn item inside out and place into The Laundress Mesh Bag. Wash on the woolens/delicate cycle in cold water. Add …
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