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Interview with Karina

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March 9, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

KarinaLundellAt Polarn O. Pyret we thoroughly enjoy dressing your lovely babies in comfort and style! We wouldn’t be able to so without such a wonderful design department behind the scenes in Stockholm. Following we have an interview with our lead designer,  Karina Lundell, on what guides us as a brand when we design clothes for your newborns! Overall, our goal is for the clothes to be practical and functional, have a long life to them (allowing them to be inherited and even sold on the second hand market) while also being soft, comfortable, and fun! We pay particular attention to the following details:

No buttons on the back – Nothing hard or uncomfortable presses against the child’s soft skin.
Extra soft seams – The fabric overlaps the seams to ensure there are no scratchy or chafing edges against the skin.
Bodysuits with wraparound snaps – To make dressing and undressing easier when heads and necks are still unstable. You can lay the garment out flat.
Cuffs that grow – Months of extra wear, children grow so quickly during this time!
Overalls with inside leg opening – To make dressing hassle free.
Snaps at diaper line– To make dressing and undressing easier during nappy changes.
Socks with extra high cuffs – Our turn-up socks have high cuffs for good grip, as we know that regular socks slip off small feet very easily.
Wind fleece overall – We do not use a windproof lining in the hood or on the front of our newborn range. Young babies lung capacities are not yet fully developed and the area around their airways should be kept free.
Extendable arm and leg mitts – To protect little hands and feet against the cold, you can fold down the cuffs for extra warmth.
Extra soft material – Children’s skin is sensitive, so we always try to use extra soft fabrics made from organic cotton and extra soft seams.
Washable at 60 degrees – Our newborn garments can be washed at 60 degrees to ensure that harmful bacteria is killed in the wash, but you can of course wash at lower temperatures too to be kinder to the environment.

Here are the essentials to comfortably dress your newborns that will make all the difference in the world:
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