I am so, so fortunate to live where I do. It's a wonderful town in beautiful north Hertfordshire and we're surrounded by green as far as the eye can see. And every few months a new colour appears on the horizon. Last month it was blue, in a few weeks it will be purple. Right now though, it's red. I met up with Kasia last week and she took me to a nearby poppy field to practice with my camera. She had spotted the blanket of bright red poppies from the train and worked out how to find them. Of course, I had to go back with the boys. And what better outfits to put them in than beautiful rainbows from Polarn O. Pyret's Same Difference Collection, to stand out against the sea of red.
I've written about this Swedish brand before. Their mission has always been to make the best children's clothes in the world, ever since their first striped t-shirt in 1976. Their iconic blue and red stripes represent the company's ethos even today, with great quality, gorgeous clothing that is made to let children be children, withstand wear and tear and simply made to last.
Having spent the last 40 years challenging gender roles and creating unisex patterns and colours, Polarn O. Pyret are celebrating their milestone with their limited edition Same Difference collection. It's a capsule collection of organic rainbow print clothing consisting of five pieces which can be mixed and matched, and are suitable for boys and girls. I've received so many compliments when the children have been wearing these outfits; the rainbow stripes are really eye-catching. especially when the boys are dressed the same.
“We wanted to celebrate our anniversary with these bright and vibrant stripes that would appeal to both boys and girls, which is why we named the collection Same Difference. We don’t feel that children should be definied by their gender or the clothes that they wear. We simply want our clothing to be playful, comfortable and durable, which is what the Same Difference collection is all about.” says Karina Lundell, Head of Design at Polarn O. Pyret.
Polarn O. Pyret are a favourite clothing brand of ours, as the quality is second to none. The organic cotton is soft, thick and stretchy, feeling comfortable against the boys senstive skin, and the colours never lose their vibrancy, even with the frequent washing that comes with summers spent rambling through fields, jumping across puddles and eating ice creams.
I think this field is usually used by a farmer to grow wheat as there were a few random ears dotted about. Kasia and I concluded that the farmer must be giving the field a rest, but we weren't sure whether the poppies have grown naturally or if seeds were sown. Either way, it made for a spectacular view and some lovely photos, even if the boys weren't particularly keen to have their picture taken! They did love looking at the all the poppies though, especially Little N whose favourite colour is red. And there were plenty of puddles to jump in on the walk back to the car.