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January 23, 2017

Our basics range from More than a Fling offers you GOTS certified organic cotton plain coloured tops, leggings and shorts that give kids the freedom to run, jump and play.

Mix and match - choose any 3 for $60 from our basics range.

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Christmas Treats from Hoopla HQ

Christmas Treats from Hoopla HQ

December 13, 2016

There's still 2 weeks to go before Christmas and we've gathered together our favourite gifts with summer in mind.

Fill up the stockings with small basics, or add some serious fun to your family's wardrobe with our range of prints.

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Gift Vouchers Available Now

Gift Vouchers Available Now

December 05, 2016

Can't decide what to choose? We're excited to announce that we now have gift vouchers available! Available now in various denominations.

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Caravan Shop Open

Caravan Shop Open

December 01, 2016

OPEN THURSDAY 7.30 - 9.30PM AND SATURDAY 9AM - 12PM UNTIL CHRISTMAS. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

Come and experience the Hoopla Kids Stockroom in Miramar, Wellington.

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DIY Peg Board

DIY Peg Board

November 30, 2016

Recently I've been on a mission to renovate the Hoopla Kids HQ. The final mission was a peg board.

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Green Friday

Green Friday

November 25, 2016

'Tis the season of sales and sweet bargains, but we have some ethical concerns with the crazy consumerism of 'Black Friday' and the lead-up to Christmas.

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Scandinavian Christmas Market

Scandinavian Christmas Market

October 31, 2016

Come and see us at the General Collective + Scandinavian Christmas Market this year.

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DIY Outdoor Tumbling Blocks

DIY Outdoor Tumbling Blocks

October 02, 2016

A quick and fun project to do with the kids - make a set of tumbling blocks (or Jenga as we call it in our house) for playing with outside.

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We're Popping Up

We're Popping Up

September 28, 2016

Find Hoopla Kids at the Wellington Underground Market on the 1st and 2nd of October and you might even get free socks*.

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Fabric in the Making

Fabric in the Making

September 16, 2016

A sneak preview of the Duns Sweden fabric In production.

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Rainwear in the City

Rainwear in the City

August 02, 2016

As part of our rainwear trial we sent a couple of sets north for enthusiastic testing in the City.

Put to the test are the Green and Navy Striped Elka Rainwear set and a Kozi Kidz Rainbow Jacket  and Kozi Kidz Heavy Duty Waterproof Pants.

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Night Trials . . .

Night Trials . . .

July 20, 2016

. . . on a Christiania Trike and an electric Yuba Mundo V4.

To be honest it wasn't the "night" that we were trialling. It just so happened that the evening was the moment in time that we decided would be perfect for trying out some high climbing ability on our Christiania Trike.

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Running a Forest Day

Running a Forest Day

July 06, 2016

This term I started a bush session at our local Playcentre. I've always been keen on being outdoors, but the bush session has given our pre-schoolers the opportunity to be outside in all weather one day every week.

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Xzavia's Adventures

Xzavia's Adventures

July 05, 2016

Meet Xzavia. He's 19 months old and lives on a farm. We've sent him a set of Red Kozi Kids Waterproofs to put to the test.

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Meet the Worms

Meet the Worms

June 27, 2016

My worm farm has been a bit sad of late. In fact, until recently I had managed to kill all the worms it seems. All the food scraps and waste have been heading to the big black compost bin down the back instead.

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To Compost, or Not to Compost . . .

To Compost, or Not to Compost . . .

June 24, 2016

To compost, or not to compost . . . That is the question we are asking about our packaging.

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Puffins, Bikes, Sea Creatures and Strawberries

Puffins, Bikes, Sea Creatures and Strawberries

June 22, 2016

The new seasons range from Duns Sweden has arrived featuring bikes, sea creatures, puffins and strawberries.

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What do you do?

What do you do?

June 08, 2016

What do you do when your two and a half year old has fallen asleep at 4.30pm and surprisingly enough, is not in the least interested in sleeping come the evening?

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Using the Whole Apple

Using the Whole Apple

June 06, 2016

It's apple season. This means that it's time for my trusty Ezipeeler to be out making piles of curly apple. This week I got 8kg of organic juicing apples from our food co-op.

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Rhubard Crumble

Rhubard Crumble

May 25, 2016

My favourite crumble recipe is my version of a recipe from my River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook. This is a great cookbook. Good simple homemade family food.

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Is it winter where you are? Get 10% off Rainwear

Is it winter where you are? Get 10% off Rainwear

May 23, 2016

Don't get stuck inside as the weather gets cooler and the rain arrives. Get out and enjoy in highly waterproof and durable Danish rainwear.

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Why Quality Counts

Why Quality Counts

May 23, 2016

I wrote a while ago about there being no substitute for quality. In the last few months I've bought a couple of things second hand which have reminded me why quality really counts.

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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

May 19, 2016

I'm on a mission, a mission to bring you packaging that can be recycled, or ideally composted right in your own back yard.

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Gardening with Little Hands

Gardening with Little Hands

May 18, 2016

I have to start by admitting that my gardening escapade began because I managed to kill most of the lovely little seedlings I just bought. It really shouldn't be that hard to just put them in the ground.

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Size Chart

To work out which size to order we recommend measuring your child as the European sizing refers to the height of the child.

'DUNS Sweden' and 'More than a Fling'

Example: If the child is approximately 96cm tall, we recommend choosing size 98. If the child is between length sizes please check the chest size as a guide.

Chest and length measurements below are of the child.

0 - 3 Years

 Size

50

56
62
68
74
80
86
92
98

Approx. age

Newborn 1 Month 2 - 4 Months 6 Months 9 Months 1 Year 1 1/2 Years 1 1/2 - 2 Years 2 - 3 Years

Chest (cm)

41 43 45 47 49 51 53 54.5 56

Length (cm)

50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92 98

 

4 - 12 Years

 Size 104 110 116 122 128 134 140 146 152
Approx. age 3 - 4 Years 4 - 5 Years 5 - 6 Years 5 - 7 Years 7 - 8 Years 8 - 9 Years 9 - 10 Years 10 - 11 Years 11 - 12 Years
Chest (cm) 57.5 59 60.5 62 64 67 70 73 76
Length (cm) 104 110 116 122 128 134 140 146 152

 

Double Sizes

 Size 62/68 74/80 86/92 98/104 110/116 122/128 134/140 146/152
Approx. age 2 - 6 Months 6 - 12 Months 1 - 2 Years 2 - 4 Years 4 - 6 Years 6 - 8 Years 8 - 10 Years 10 - 12 Years
Chest (cm) 47 51 54.5 57.5 60.5 64 70 76
Length (cm) 68 80 92 104 116 128 140 152

 

Socks

 Size 18/20 21/24 25/28 29/32 33/36 37/40
Approx. age 6 - 12 Months 1 - 4 Years 3 - 8 Years 5 - 9 Years 6 - 12 Years Adult
UK shoe size 2 - 4 4 1/2 - 7 7 1/2 - 10 10 1/2 - 13 1 - 3 1/2 4 - 7

NB: Actual sock sizes can vary between colours due to the fact that they are all hand made.

Hats

 Size Baby Small Medium Large
Approx. age 0 - 6 Months
6 - 12 Months
1 - 5 Years 5 + Years
Head size (cm) 42 - 45 47 - 49 49 - 53

 

Women's

 Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Euro Size 34 - 36 38 - 40 42 - 44 46 - 48
NZ Size 6 - 8 10 - 12 14 - 16 18 - 20

 

ELKA Rainwear

Below are the size charts for all ELKA Rainwear. The European sizes (80, 86, 92 etc) refer to the height of the child in cm. All other measurements are of the size of the garment in cm.

 

Sets

Size

80

86

92

98

104

110

116

128

140

152

Age (Years)

1

1 1/2

2

3

4

5

6

8

10

12

Jacket

A

Chest Width

40

41

43

44

46

47

48

50

52

55

D3

Arm Length

44.5

46

49

52

55

58

61

67

73

79

K

Back Length

39

40

42

44

46

48

50

54

58

62

Overalls E2 Width 39 40 41 42 43 43.5 44
H Inner Leg 30 33 37 41 45 49 52
Trousers E Waist (Relaxed) 25 25.5 26 27 28 29
E1 Waist (Stretched) 42 43 44 46 48 50
H Inner Leg 42 45 49 53 58 65

 

 

Overalls and Trousers

Size

80

86

92

98

104

110

116

Age (Years)

1

1 1/2

2

3

4

5

6

E2

Width

39

40

41

42

43

43.5

44

H

Inner Leg

30

33

37

41

45

49

52