Product safety and quality are important issues. Our clothing should be comfortable and long lasting.
Quality that lives up to our customers' expectations. That's why we subject them to tough tests.
Run, crawl, jump, slide! The more active kids are at playtime, the more wear their clothes have to stand up to.
To test how tough a garment is, we perform an abrasion test on it. How hard wearing a fabric is can be measured in different ways. We use a method developed to test workwear. This is done by mounting the fabric in a machine where it is abraded against a wool weave or sandpaper depending on the application area of the fabric. Sandpaper is used with our practical outerwear to simulate a child doing things such as sliding down rocks or wriggling across the ground. The test is stopped when two threads in the fabric have snapped. The results are then measured in terms of how many rounds of abrasion it took. The higher the number, the more hard wearing the fabric. We treat quality with the utmost seriousness, we leave play to children.
Watch how we test durability:
Yippee, it´s raining!
Playful days in the rain call for waterresistant outerwear. Waterresistant outerwear comes in different materials that are more or less suitable depending on how a child plays. Some children can sit still digging in the sandpit or making mud pies for hours on end. Other children run from puddle to puddle in the rain. The best option for children who prefer sitting still is traditional rainwear which will help them stay comfortably dry. Water resistant shell garments such as shell jacket, shell trousers and shell overall are a smart choice for very active children. The advantage of shell garments is that the fabric is more flexible and has good breathability.
Our waterresistant garments have a membrane on the reverse side of the outer fabric made up of microscopic pores. These pores are too small to allow water drops to penetrate through, which ensures the garment is water resistant. How water resistant a garment is is measured in millimetre water columns that show how much pressure the fabric can withstand before water starts to penetrate through the water resistant membrane. A garment is classed as water resistant if it can withstand a water column of at least 3,000 mm. For children to stay dry, even when sitting and playing in puddles, their outer clothing should be able to withstand at least 5,000 mm.
To ensure a garment is completely waterresistant, the waterresistant membrane on the reverse side of the fabric also needs to have taped seams. If the seams are not taped, drops of water can penetrate through the tiny holes in the fabric created by the sewing machine needle. In certain cases, only seams that are particularly exposed to dampness are taped. For example, seams at the shoulders can be taped, but not under the arms.
Watch how we test waterresistance:
Only the best clothes are approved for play. Only then do we put our name on them.