Welcome to the Raindrops blog. Visit here often to keep up with handy tips and useful advice, informed by our knowledge of the best quality kids clothing that Scandinavia can provide!
Introducing Didriksons to Raindrops
We are really pleased to introduce a new Scandinavian brand to our winter clothing range. Didriksons is well known throughout Scandinavia and Europe, and as they started out in Sweden in 1913, they have over 100 years of experience to perfect this range of high quality, practical outdoor clothing for adults and children.
Spring has arrived at Raindrops
We have been very busy in our warehouse spring cleaning and making room for our wonderful spring collection of rainwear, wellies, swimwear, sunhats and moccasins - everything you need for April showers, summer days on the beach and camping holidays.
It's snowing! Let's go out and play
When you open the curtains in the morning and see snow on the ground, what goes through your mind? Snowy fun with the kids, or another headache with which to deal?
Raindrops Winter Sale now on
There are savings of up to 50% in the Raindrops winter sale - perfect for getting the kids ready for playing outdoors in the snow or a skiing trip.
Raindrops Autumn & Winter Collection
With the autumn leaves starting to fall and a nip in the air in the mornings and evenings, I think it is a good time to focus on the winter wardrobe and make sure you have everything you need to protect your little ones from the elements this winter. We have just received our winter delivery from Lindberg and it's full of winter warmer goodies.
Adult Merino Thermals
Back by popular demand, we have ordered in extra amounts of our luxurious women’s Merino Wool/Silk mix thermals, so we do not run out like we did last season!
Boys & Girls Merino Wool Thermals
The latest addition to our Boys & Girls thermal range is the ‘Extra Fine’ Merino Wool from Joha, Denmark. You should really let your child experience the luxury and softness of this super fine product. Nothing else quite feels like it or performs like it. The 18.5 micron count is much finer than the standard 20.5 micron count, hence creating an ultra soft, super fine quality.
New A/W 14 Thermals
Before I tell you all about our wonderful new Merino wool thermals in our Autumn/Winter 2014 range, I just want to recap on the benefits of Merino wool and why I think it is one of the best ever natural products to keep children warm in the winter. Merino wool is a natural, eco-friendly product with the amazing ability to breath and respond to changes in body temperature, providing superior insulation, to protect your child from the elements.
Swimtastic Swimcoach from Sweden
A simple yet brilliant Swedish idea, combining a flotation aid with a swimsuit. Designed to help small children learn to swim naturally, the Swimcoach gives them confidence in the water and assists swimming skills.
Moccasins - ideal holiday footwear
Our traditional Nowali moccasins from Sweden are versatile holiday footwear for babies and young children - perfect for travelling and wearing in your holiday accommodation.
Product Reviews - Rainwear
In January, we asked for reviewers via Facebook to test our winter and rainwear products. The response was great and I just wanted to thank you all for taking the time and trouble to try out our clothes, test them thoroughly and send in your very comprehensive reviews.
Families hit the slopes this half term
If you're heading for the ski slopes this half term, there's bound to be lots of excitement in your home this week as you get ready for the off! One big decision for first time family skiers is whether to enrol your children into Ski School, or take them out on the slopes yourself. Here are some pointers to help you choose.
Top tips for a stress-free family ski trip
As the half term holidays approach and many families prepare for their annual ski trip, we asked Nikki to jot down her top tips for a successful and stress free family ski trip. Based on personal experience, here is some practical advice on ski kit packing lists to getting your children on the slopes without any tears.
Winter Essentials - Adult Thermals
For the last few weeks, I have been trying out our new merino wool/silk thermals from Joha, Denmark – and I can honestly say I think they are brilliant. They are so soft and delicate against your skin so perfect if you suffer from itchy skin in the winter or if you have eczema.
Magic Merino Wool Thermals
Often when we mention thermals, people have a picture in their mind of a rather unattractive thick vest and long Johns that their granny used to wear. Our merino wool thermals from Denmark are nothing like that! If you have never worn thermals before or dressed your children in them, you really should give them a go. If you have never tried merino wool thermals, boy you’re in for a treat!
Welcome to the new Raindrops website and online shop!
Welcome to the new Raindrops website and online shop. We hope you continue to enjoy browsing our range of Scandinavian outdoor clothing for children. Our new season collection of winter clothing, rainwear, ski gear, hats, gloves, snowboots and Merino wool thermals are proving very popular - we hope you like them.
Staying warm this winter – Scandinavian style
Having returned from a recent trip to Northern Sweden, I was reminded of the origins of the saying ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing’.
Raindrops’ top tips for choosing rainwear
Here at Raindrops, we’ve been supplying Scandinavian rainwear to families, schools and nurseries for over eighteen years. With so much choice these days from the good, the bad and the ugly, we’re often asked for advice about what to look for when buying waterproofs for children. Read on for our top tips!