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  1. Not in Our Demin!


    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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  2. The Clog Lady


    October 7, 2013 by Linda Kerr

    We want to introduce you to Cecilia Tidlund, the clog lady. She brought clogs to the U.S. from Sweden long before clogs were, well, cool and mainstream. She began her company Clogmaster fitting the perfect shoe work shoe for nurses, doctors and chefs. Little did she know that clogs would be become popular for anyone wanting comfort. She’ll be joining us in Chicago for our Sample and Warehouse Sale to fit your feet and your children’s for the perfect shoe.

  3. Cinnamon Bun Day


    October 3, 2013 by Linda Kerr

    Traditions are fun, especially when they involve food. Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden. We’re sure the thought of “cinnamony” warm pastries just makes you want to find the closet bakery and indulge. If you’re not lucky enough to live near a bakery that sells Swedish cinnamon buns, we have a few recipes that we’re sure will warm your heart and belly. Live near a Polarn O. Pyret store? Tomorrow we’ll be serving cinnamon buns and coffee in the morning to celebrate the day.

    Swedish-Cinnamon-Buns_6 Photo by: Donal Skehan

  4. Celebrate the Grandparents


    April 30, 2013 by PO.P Press

    Grandparents Day JPEGThis weekend we are celebrating grandparents in our Edina Galleria store in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Grandparents can’t resist our super soft stripes so as a thank you for all the praise they’ve given us, we’re offering a special event for them.

  5. Påskris: Easter Trees


    March 11, 2013 by PO.P Press

    paskrisAround this time of year, the markets in Sweden are filled with birch branches topped with feathers. Since there is very little blooming anywhere near Sweden, Påskris (Swedish Easter Trees), provide some color in the streets and in homes.

  6. Napping Outside


    March 4, 2013 by PO.P Press

    IMG_3888In most Scandinavian countries, you will find prams (the kind with big wheels to go over snow) outside houses, restaurants, shops and preschools with children up to age three, fast asleep. Many parents in Northern Europe believe that sleeping outdoors helps children sleep better and keeps them free of extra germs during the long winter months when everyone tends to migrate indoors.

  7. Planning for Boston


    February 20, 2013 by PO.P Press

    536878_538934672807671_1023799219_nIn preparation for the opening our fifth store in the US, we will be hosting two Sample & Warehouse Sales in the Boston area next week.

  8. Legacy Prints + Patterns


    February 19, 2013 by PO.P Press

    604210854_roQXC-XLScandinavian design is no longer limited to the boarders of northern Europe. We are so glad the rest of the world is embracing Swedish design with open arms and a playful spirit. For more than 35 years, we’ve been dedicated to design that celebrates kids being kids.

  9. Kindling Magazine


    February 15, 2013 by PO.P Press

    398142_304789989623363_1258141818_nWe are pleased to introduce a new publication from Brooklyn–Kindling Quarterly. The magazine is an exploration of fatherhood and the only magazine printed for dads. Through essays, interviews, editorials, art and photography, they highlight creative individuals whose work and lives are inseparable from their role as a parent.

  10. Semla is an Art


    February 13, 2013 by PO.P Press

    semlorFat Tuesday means gorging on beignets and King Cake in New Orleans. But, for Swedes, Fettisdagen is all about the “semla” — a sweet, cardamom-spiced bun stuffed with a blend of whipped cream and almond paste.