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At Universal Textiles we sell a wide range of high quality work wear at affordable prices. Perfectly suited to work or personal use, our Safety Boots are protective, durable and comfortable, complying with the required safety regulations. Here we take a look at the merits of a small selection of boots available.
The Portwest Steelite Protector Boot is a bestseller on our website due to its quality and exceptional price of just £14.24. The boot provides superb protection thanks to a 200 joule steel toecap, steel midsole and a slip resistant, energy absorbent heel. Made from split buffalo leather, this sturdy lace-up is a great safety boot.
Caterpillar are known for their thorough testing which ensures their boots are durable, safe and of the highest quality. This can be seen in the Caterpillar Dimen 6” Boot. The leather lace-up boot conforms to the ISO20345 Safety Footwear Standard with a safety category marking of SB-SRC. The boot has toe protection of up to 200 joules impact and a nylon lining for comfort.
With many of the same qualities as the Caterpillar boot, the Timberland Split Rock Gaucho Boot has a safety category marking of S3-SRB. The boot has a water resistant upper as well as a penetration resistant midsole of up to 1100 newtons. Extra protection is provided by the rubber EVA sole unit, whilst the boot has speed lace hooks to provide an efficient fit.
The Jallatte JJV28 Boot conforms to the ISO20345 Safety Footwear Standard and has a side zip allowing both easy access and greater protection. It is made with ankle protection and a scuff cap. As well as being water resistant, having toe protection and a penetration resistant midsole, the sole of the boot is also resistant to high heat up to 300°C.
This week we are rewarding newsletter subscribers with an extra 15% off our entire range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Polo Shirts. A classic design suited to any time of year, the Polo Shirt is a stylish and versatile garment. With a wide range of styles and designs available, here we take a look at just a few of the great Polo Shirts we have on offer.
The double stripe tipping on the collar and cuffs of this Fruit of the Loom Mens Polo makes for one of the iconic Polo Shirt designs. Made with 100% cotton, the three button design is simple yet classic. Available in seven colours, this is a great piece for many an occasion.
Like the classic short sleeve polo, the long sleeve design offers an equally fashionable alternative. This Henbury Mens Polo is great as an individual piece or as part of a layered outfit (with a casual jacket for example). The fit is smart enough for work but casual enough to be worn as an everyday piece.
We also stock a wide variety of Women’s Polo Shirts, including this Gamegear Ladies Sleeveless Polo which represents a modern twist on a classic design. It offers the classic roll tip collar and contrast trim, yet the sleeveless design lends itself to sporting activity through increased ease of movement.
An equally sporting design next, in the form of this Front Row Striped Rugby Polo. With the classic rugby collar and long sleeves, this polo has a bold striped design on each arm. The elastane reinforced cuffs give durability and shape retention to this high quality 100% cotton garment. Perfect for walks in the country and the like, the polo comes in a slimmer feminine fit.
Lastly in the women’s section we have the Henbury Ladies Contrast Polo. This stylish slim fit design is an ever popular choice with our customers, with the subtle contrast design under the collar and on the inner placket making this garment both understated and eye-catching.
Our Children’s Polo Shirts are great for both school and casual wear, with this Fruit of the Loom Kids Polo being an example of this. The long sleeve design is great for helping them staying warm on colder days. Made with Easycare fabric, this garment is easy to clean regardless of what your kids manage to get up to!
Great for PE lessons, the Just Cool Sports Polo comes in ten bold colours. Made with Neoteric TM textured fabric, this is a breathable polo shirt which expels moisture quickly from the body keeping your child comfortable when wearing.
To view our full range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Polo Shirts, click here.
Great for both fitness and everyday wearing, at Universal Textiles we’re delighted to offer a wide range of Women’s Trainers at great prices. From top brands such as Skechers and Glagla, we provide classic trainers and those with a more modern design. With such a variety to choose from, we take a look at just a few here.
We are excited to be able to offer you a large selection of shoes from the highly reputable Skechers brand. Having been operating for over twenty years, Skechers is a mark of high quality footwear both in performance and fashion. These Skechers SK12265 Trainers are no exception, offering both comfort and performance. The lace-up design has a soft padded tongue and soft textile lining, providing comfort and also helping to provide support to the feet. The shoes also provides increased ankle support, making them ideal for running.
An environmentally conscious French company still in its relative infancy, Glagla’s rise has been a sharp one due to the quality and innovative nature of their products. Their footwear is ventilated and lightweight, making them incredibly versatile. The Glagla Original Ventilated Trainer is ultra-lightweight and has a Drytech mesh upper providing total air circulation. As with our entire range of Glagla shoes, it is made with a three layered sole with engineered openings to evacuate moisture. The non-marking soles make this shoe ideal for indoor fitness classes and the quick-drying fabric makes them easy to wash and great for watersport.
Another quality shoe from Glagla is the Tivano Tutti Fruti Trainer. With many of the great features of the ventilated trainer, this trainer is of the more classic lace-up design. The shock absorbent soles make these trainers great for rough terrain or sports such as running or tennis where there is repetitive impact.
From Mirak we offer a selection of high quality footwear at great value, with these Contender Velcro Trainers being an example of this. With a leather outer, these velcro fastening trainers are great for sport and casual wear. Available in two colours, the padded tongue and textile lining offer increased foot support.
Also from Mirak, we have these Lace-Up Plimsolls. Great for casual summer wear, this timeless design is incredibly versatile as an addition to many an outfit. They are also great for tennis or light exercise.
Finally from Hi-Tec we have this Classic Squash Trainer. A pioneering brand whose designs are driven by new technologies, these trainers are built for performance. The lightweight shoes are made with a synthetic upper. Ideal for many sports and the gym, the non-marking sole also grips incredibly well.
To view our full range of Women’s Trainers, click here.
For many men, the T-Shirt is an integral part of their day to day attire. A versatile garment suited to many outfits, the T-Shirt can be worn throughout the year. Yet with so many styles and designs to choose from, it can be hard to decide which T-Shirts to buy. Here we take a look at a small selection of the T-Shirts available from Universal Textiles.
The retro styling of the baseball shirt is very much on trend at present, with this Fruit of the Loom Baseball T-Shirt being an example. It is available in both short and long sleeves, with a fine knit gauge making printing easier if required. Made from 100% cotton, this product is both high quality and great value.
The Baseball T-Shirt is just one of our extensive range of Fruit of the Loom T-Shirts and Tops. All made to Fruit of the Loom’s exceptionally high standards whilst also offering incredible value for money, you can understand why products such as this Fruit of the Loom Mens T-Shirt are so popular with our customers.
Now the temperatures are beginning to drop again, this Gildan Long Sleeve T-Shirt will be ideal. Made from heavyweight but breathable fabric, this garment can be worn alone or with a coat or jacket. Available in a multitude of colours, this smart-casual piece is suited to many an occasion.
For those looking for something a little different to the standard T-Shirt, this Canvas Deep V-Neck T-Shirt provides a great alternative. This bold style is very much suited to the modern man and can look great coupled with a pair of skinny jeans on a night out.
Another increasingly popular design is the Y-Neck T-Shirt. This Skinni Fit Buttoned T-Shirt is a great example of this. Styled with a contrasting trim around the neck, arm and hem and with a buttoned neckline (hence Y-Neck), this 100% cotton piece is one of the defining garments of this summer’s fashion.
We also stock several vest tops, both for casual and sporting wear. Two examples of the sporting range are the Gamegear Sleeveless Vest Top and the Hanes Sports Vest Top. Both come in several colours, with the Gamegear top having contrasting side panels. The Hanes top is made from breathable high wicking fabric (which draws moisture from the body) whilst the Gamegear piece is made from Cooltex fabric which improves air circulation and allows moisture to escape.
To view our full range of Men’s T-Shirts and Tops, click here.
From Monday Universal Textiles will be offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off all Children’s Home Textiles. This includes Children’s Bedding (as featured in Tuesday’s blog), Curtains and Towels amongst other things. Here we take a look at a selection of our Kid’s Towels on offer.
A style which has been popular with adults and kids alike is the Towcho. This combination of a poncho and a traditional towel is great for days at the beach and our Towchos are of a large size (75cm x 150cm) making them a comfortable fit. The Official Spiderman Towcho and the Official My Little Pony Towcho are two great examples of this design. Both made from 100% cotton they have a soft fine outer on which the brand image is displayed, whilst the inner layer of these products is made of a highly absorbent material allowing your child to dry quickly.
The classic Beach/Bath Towel is a staple of any home and we are delighted to offer a wide range of Children’s Beach Towels. Great for holidays or everyday use, we have designs and characters we know your kids will love. Two such towels are the Official Bart Simpson Beach Towel and the Official In the Night Garden Beach Towel. Both made from 100% cotton, these large quality towels are highly absorbent. Great for the beach or the bathroom, the Bart Simpson Towel will be an incredible 40% off next week.
We also offer Towel Sets, perfect for your children whether at bathtime or when getting up in the morning. They feature a face cloth, hand towel and bath towel. An example of this is our Official Winnie the Pooh 3 Piece Set. Again made from 100% cotton, the fun design features Pooh and Tigger enjoying a sunny day. As with all our towels these are machine washable.
Lastly, we have this Hooded Bathrobe. A design kids love, this particular bathrobe has a hood, long sleeves, two large pockets and a belt. These are great for keeping your kids warm and dry as well as being used as an extra layer in winter months.
To view our full range of Children’s Towels, click here.
With so many brands and designs, it can be difficult knowing the right Kid’s Bedding to choose. Here at Universal Textiles we offer a great range at competitive prices, with junior, single and double bedding sets available. From One Direction to Ben 10, we’ve got bedding we’re sure your kids will love. Below are just some of the products on offer.
We have several new additions to our collection of Kid’s Bedding, including this One Direction Double Duvet Set. Unsurprisingly an instant hit with customers, this cotton blend set includes a double duvet cover and two pillowcases. Adorned with an image of the bands five members, the “Crush” duvet set would make the perfect gift for many a “Directioner” this summer.
Another new arrival comes from one of the highest grossing films of recent times. The Avengers Assemble Reversible Duvet Set allows your kids to see their favourite Marvel Comics characters. Whether it be The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor or their companions, the reversible designs feature all the stars of the film. This set is made for a single bed from 100% polyester.
An exceedingly popular item with customers next, the Boys Camouflage Duvet Set is perfect for those trying to hide from their parents come the school run in September! The cotton blend single duvet set represents great value at just £11.95 and can be matched with the Valance Sheet, Fitted Sheet and Curtains also available on our website, making the perfect environment for any budding young soldiers.
Another girls set next, in the form of this Hello Kitty Double Duvet Set. An ever popular brand, the “Hearts” design features the famous Hello Kitty character upon two backdrops of black and bright pink. Made from cotton blend, this soft and comfortable set would be ideal for your kid’s summer sleepovers.
Finally, we have two brands which are ever popular on our site. We have several Ben 10 duvet sets, including this Ben 10 Alien Force Duvet Set. As with much of our bedding, we also offer a fantastic range of Ben 10 pyjamas, making the Ben 10 fan truly prepared for a great nights sleep!
We also have a great range of Peppa Pig sets, fitted for both single and junior beds. One such product is this Peppa Pig Junior Duvet Set, which would be a great addition to a young girl’s first bedroom.
To view our full range of Kid’s Bedding, click here.
With the British summer now adopting its usual unpredictable form, you may have found yourself caught in the rain more than once in recent times. Here at Universal Textiles we’re prepared for whatever the summer has to throw at us, which is why we have a brilliant range of Umbrellas available for you. With newsletter subscribers receiving an extra 15% off all our Umbrellas from Monday, now is the time to prepare yourself for the summer showers! Here we take a look at just a few on offer.
First up is this Black Walking Umbrella. With a stylish wooden handle, this automatic Umbrella is made from premium pongee fabric. It has a span of 110cm, making it ideal for sheltering you from the rain as well as offering some respite from the sun if we experience another heatwave!
If the style of the previous Umbrella appeals to you, but you are looking for something a little more feminine, this Ladies Panel Walking Umbrella would be perfect. Made from the same high quality fabric, the umbrella is adorned with panelling in four shades of pink or blue, depending on your preference.
Next, an Umbrella which is particularly apt for the British summer. The Small Union Jack Umbrella is perfect for popping in your handbag or rucksack, meaning you’ll be prepared for any unexpected turns in the weather. It ties up and has a retractable handle which makes it lightweight and easy to transport.
Another mini umbrella that has proved popular with our customers is the Ladies Animal Print Supermini Umbrella. This stylish and compact design offers all the benefits of a compact umbrella and comes with its own cover.
Next, an Umbrella well suited to the summer months. The Ladies Wedding Umbrella looks almost more fitting sheltering one from the sun as it does the rain. The cream Umbrella with its frill trim and white handle cuts a striking and elegant design, making it perfect for more than just weddings.
We also stock a great range of Children’s Umbrellas, which will keep them dry and entertained. The Kids Fun Design Pop-Up Umbrella is a bestseller throughout the year. The three unique designs are adorned with a cat, superhero and princess, with ears and a crown above their respective Umbrellas. They’re lightweight and have a span of 70cm making them easy for your child to carry.
Lastly, the Kids Animal Design Umbrella comes in an even greater variety of designs. From a duck with an extending beak to a crocodile with external scales, these novelty and durable Umbrellas will entertain for quite some time.
To view our full range of Umbrellas, click here.