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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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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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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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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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OUTDOOR GAMES

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February 22, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

OUTDOOR GAMES In the right clothes, you can play outdoors all year round. Here are tips for three fun games. RUN AND FIND What you need: Pieces of paper, pencils and lots of energy for running Each player gets one or more pieces of paper and writes the name of an object on each piece of paper. The pieces of paper are placed in a pile or in a container if you have one. The players divide into two teams. One person from each team takes one piece of paper; these two players set off at the same time to find the object that is written on their piece of paper. The first player to come back with their object gets one point. Continue until …
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KEEP IT UNDER THE HAT

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February 17, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

Keep it under the hat Did you know that increased amounts of body heat escape through our heads when we forget to wear a hat? The secret is finding the right one! Children who move around a lot, tend to keep warm don’t need as much on their heads as children who sit still when they play. Watch how your child plays and feel the back of her neck to determine if it’s warm or cold – that will give you an idea of their body temperature. A thinner cap is best, or a balaclava that also covers part of the face, topped with a windproof cap. Then you can take the windproof cap off to ventilate without exposing the head directly to the cold. …
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DRESS FOR THE SLOPES

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February 8, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

What do you need on the ski slopes? You may be lucky enough to be going skiing this spring. But what clothes do kids need on the ski slopes? We have a list of must-haves to keep them warm and dry all holiday long. Further down there’s a quick clothing guide that you can easily capture as a screenshot and save on your phone. Ski slopes clothes list: Layer 1: thermal layer that wicks away moisture. We recommend our wool underwear. Also take thin wool socks that don’t bunch up inside ski boots. Layer 2: a cozy middle layer in fleece or wool terry keeps children warm all day. Layer 3: for younger children, who may not be spending as much time on the slopes, …
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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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