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At Universal Textiles we stock a huge variety of bags suited to all situations. From Gym Bags to Messenger Bags and Travel Bags to Backpacks we have something to suit everyone. This week we are offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of bags. Below are just a few on offer.
Firstly from Front Row we have this Canvas Duffle Bag. A classic design, this sizeable bag is great for the gym or travel. Made from a heavy cotton canvas, this durable bag has a reinforced base panel with light padding. The strong striped webbing straps make the bag easy to carry, whilst the bag also has antique brass coloured trims and zips.
We have a selection of high quality bags from Nike, including the Lightweight Sports Valuables Pack and the Lightweight Gym Bag. The valuables pack is made of a durable nylon construction and has a drawstring closure. It is ideal for transporting belongings when playing sports such as golf.
The gym bag is made in the classic design, making it both practical and stylish. The size of the bag also makes it ideal for travelling. The bag has separate compartments for accessories and shoes, a great addition after playing sport. The reinforced strap and lining give the bag extra durability.
Bagbase’s great range of retro bags have proved a popular choice amongst customers. One such bag is the Retro Day Bag. With two zipped pockets, the bag is great for work and school. The bag comes in five colours, always maintaining the retro feel.
We also sell a great range of bags perfect for travel. The Quadra Vessel Travel Bag is great for airports and other forms of travel. The bag has a handle and heavy duty wheels. It also has plenty of space (a capacity of 28 litres) and is made with compression straps and a zippered front pocket.
The Shugon Bristol Folding Travel Toiletry Bag is another travel essential. The bag has a large main compartment and three internal mesh pockets. There are two additional zipped pockets and a useful hanger for when you arrive at your destination!
To view our full selection of bags, click here.
As discussed in Tuesday’s blog, Universal Textiles is now stocking the high quality knitwear of Sweater Shop. Their entirely British Made products are made to an exceptionally high standard using the latest in knitting technology.
To celebrate this new partnership, we are offering newsletter subscribers 15% off our entire Sweater Shop range this week. As well as this, we are giving away one Sweater Shop product on our Facebook page for free.
Below we take a look at just a small selection of Sweater Shop products available now.
The Womens Long Sleeve Cricket Sweater is typical of the premium quality garments expected from Sweater Shop. Made in the classic design, the sweater has a striped pattern above the cuffs and waistline. The unique 019 Sweater Shop branding is embroidered on the sweater, which is available in ten colours. Made from a unique cotton blend, this stylish garment will look great worn as a stand-alone upper body piece or as part of a layered outfit.
The Mens Cotton Rich Cable Front Sweater is a great wardrobe staple. Again made from Sweater Shop’s unique cotton blend, it is available in seven colours with a subtle contrast trim on the neck and waistline. The sweater is both formal enough to be worn to work, yet stylish and casual enough to be worn on evenings out.
Since their return to the retail market, a particularly popular Sweater Shop item has been the Womens Skinny Rib Polo Sweater. The one size fits all garment stretches to the shape of your body, making for a perfect fit. Like all Sweater Shop products this sweater is made from the finest locally sourced yarn. Worn alone or as part of an outfit, this versatile piece is great throughout the year.
A style that has returned to height of fashion is Fairisle knit, as seen in this Mens Classic Sweater. This crew neck sweater is made from a British wool rich blend and comes in three colours. The fairilse jacquard design is complimented by subtle contrast tipping on the neckline.
As well as sweaters, the company offers a multitude of other products, made to the same high specification. One such item is the Womens Skater Dress. The round neck dress has a vertical striped knit pattern in an owl colour. Again made in a wool rich blend, this dress is both stylish and understated.
Lastly, the Womens Chic Dogtooth Scarf represents incredible value at just £10. The chic high fashion scarf is made from a cotton and acrylic blend. At 72” in length, this large houndstooth check scarf is sure to keep you warm throughout the winter months.
To view the full range of Sweater Shop products, click here.
Universal Textiles is delighted to announce that we are now stocking Sweater Shop clothing!
Famous for their high quality products and exceptional value, the high street store you used to love is back. From Sweaters to Scarves and Dresses, Sweater Shop is the brand to buy when purchasing high quality knitwear.
In today’s blog we will take a look at the company itself and then on Friday we shall take a look at some of their products in more detail.
Formed by Brian de Zille, the founder of the original Sweater Shop, the company aims to address “both the need and desire to rejuvenate the knitwear manufacturing industry in England.” All their products are manufactured in England, combining tradition and quality with fashionable and pioneering designs.
The products are made using the latest knitting techniques, known as WholeGarment® technology, so as to deliver the highest quality of product to the customer. Operations Director Ben de Zille Butler explains the benefits of this technology as follows:
“Traditionally, knitwear has been produced in separate pieces – for example, the two arms and the body section of a sweater – which have then been seamed together, but with the astonishing versatility that WholeGarment technology now offers us, we can knit highly creative garments in one piece, with no seams whatsoever.”
This enhances the fit, stretch and design of the garments. The technology, in partnership with Shima Seik (the world’s leading knitting machine manufacturer), also allows production costs to be lowered meaning Sweater Shop can offer customers amazingly low prices.
With plans to open new stores and add to their ever expanding range, these are exciting times for Sweater Shop. To take a look at their full range and join the many loyal customers who swear by their quality knitwear, click here.
With the temperatures dropping, you may have found yourself needing an extra layer in recent days. At Universal Textiles we are offering an extra 15% off our entire range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Fleeces next week. From top brands such as Regatta and Result, these great Fleeces are sure to keep you warm. Here we take a look at a small selection of the range.
Firstly from UCC we have this Men’s Polar Fleece Jacket. The full zip jacket provides exceptional warmth and a reversible zip puller. Available in three colours, it is ideal for work and casual wear. The drawcord and toggles at the fleece’s hem help to maintain heat and the two zip pockets allow valuables to be stored safely.
Next from Regatta, this Men’s Thor Fleece. Renowned for the exceptional quality of their outdoor wear, a Regatta fleece is a guaranteed item of quality. This particular fleece has fleece cuffs and an adjustable shockcord hem to keep you warm. Made from high quality anti-pilling fabric, this half zip fleece is both lightweight and comfortable, making it ideally suited to outdoor pursuits.
Great to be worn alone or underneath a coat on particularly cold days, the SG Ladies Fleece Jacket is made from a tightly knitted compact pile meaning it has less bulk than a traditional outdoor fleece. The anti-pill fleece has a full zip and comes in six colours.
The Harvest Sarasosta Ladies Fleece Jacket is a garment of exceptional quality. The double face jacket is made with a wind-stopping membrane and is both wind and water resistant. With an elastic bottom hem and warm fleece lining, the jacket will keep you both dry and warm. Available in four colours, this jacket will serve you well in all weathers.
From our extensive range of Result’s innovative outdoor wear, we have this Kid’s Micron Fleece Jacket. This warm and lightweight jacket is made in a super stretch fit design, taking into account children’s growth. The easycare fabric means the jacket can be washed and dried in minutes. The anti-pill fleece has an easy open full front zip and two side pockets.
Lastly, from Jerzees, we have a great Quarter Zip Fleece Top. Ideal for school, this plain jacket has a soft and comfortable feel. Cord pulls are attached to all zips for ease of use and the cadet collar helps to keep the wearer warm. Available in six colours, this unisex fleece is perfect for keeping your kids warm this winter.
To view our full range of Fleeces, click here.
At Universal Textiles we offer a selection of Men’s Formal Attire, ideal for work or specific events. Below are just some the products available.
The classic oxford shirt is an essential part of many a man’s wardrobe. Made from oxford weave, the B & C Men’s Oxford Shirt is an example of this classic and largely unchanged design. This particular shirt is short sleeved and, as is to be expected from an oxford shirt, has a left breast pocket. The shirt also has narrow cuffs, a button down collar and is available in five colours.
The poplin shirt is an ideal work shirt, as it is both smart and durable. Easy to clean and more resistant to creases and wrinkles, the Premier Men’s Poplin Shirt is available in 24 colours. The shirt has long sleeves with button fastened cuffs as well as a stiffened formal cut collar.
In addition to our range of shirts, we have a variety of premium ties suited to a multitude of formal situations. The Premier Men’s Pure Silk Tie is made from 100% woven pure silk and thus has both the look and feel of high quality. The tie is available in seven subtle yet stylish designs. If, however, you are looking for something a little more for formal dinners and the like, we have this Premier Bow Tie. With classic hook and bar fastening and available in four colours, the garment is made from 100% polyester satin weave.
From Brook Taverner we have a range of high quality suit jackets and trousers. Brook Taverner, based in Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s most respected names in men’s classic tailoring, and is based on three principles: quality, service and price. The exceptional quality of their pieces can be seen in this Imola Single Breasted Suit Jacket. The three button jacket is a stylish and comfortable fit made with a centre vent and fitted with four internal pockets.
Also available from Brook Taverner we have the Avalino Flat Front Suit Trouser. These trousers are a smart and well-fitting addition to a highly formal outfit or merely a shirt and shoes.
To complete your formal outfit, Universal Textiles also stock smart belts and formal shoes. To view our full range of formal clothing, click here.
At Universal Textiles, newsletter subscribers will receive an extra 15% off our extensive range of footwear this week. Having discussed Men’s and Women’s footwear in recent posts, here we take a look at some of the Kid’s Footwear available to purchase from our online store.
These Hi-Tec Girls Trainers are a high quality pair of durable sports shoes. The sole has excellent grip, making it ideal for all sports surfaces both indoor and out. The lightweight and breathable mesh fabric of the shoe helps keep feet cool and comfortable, whilst the trainers have a stylish silver and pink design.
Perfect for indoor PE lessons and casual wearing, we have these Velcro Plimsolls from Mirak. The white plimsolls are suited to both boys and girls, with strong velcro fastening for a secure fit. The thick rubber soles offer durability and the shoes are easy to clean.
The Macadam Boys Leather Shoes are ideal for formal occasions and as school shoes. Featured is the Bournemouth design of Macadam’s collection, a slip-on leather shoe. Designed with stitching accents and a metal bar across the tongue, the shoe has a small heel for further definition.
Whether for cold winters at home or holidays in the snow, the Mirak Girls Warmlined Boots are great for staying warm. Just one item in our extensive collection of children’s winter wear, the warmlined boots are waterproof and have a synthetic shell offering protection. The adjustable pull tie at the top of the boots helps maintain heat whilst also preventing ice and snow entering the boot if required. Available in two colours, these shoes are a winter must have.
We stock several varieties of Dunlop Wellington Boots for adults and children including the Dunlop Kids Sports Wellington Boots. Made to the high standard one expects from Dunlop, these waterproof PVC wellingtons are durable and adorned with the Dunlop logo. Perfect for staying dry and warm in the wet and cold months, many of our customers trust Dunlop wellingtons throughout the year, join them by purchasing a pair today.
Finally, from our kid’s sportswear section we have these Mirak Velcro Moulded Football/Rugby Boots. The two touch velcro straps make the boots both secure and comfortable. The boots have man-made moulded soles which provide them with excellent grip regardless of the quality of playing surface. The boots have a stitching design and come in black and silver.
To view our full selection of Children’s Footwear, click here.
A quality bag is essential for work, travel, the gym and much more besides. At Universal Textiles we stock a wide range of bags ideal for all such occasions. In this blog we take a look at a small selection of the bags available on our website.
Firstly from Quadra we have this Universal Holdall Bag. Quadra have built a reputation for providing durable and fashionable bags. Their collection of modern, functional, value for money carrying solutions includes this large (35 litres) holdall bag. Great for the gym or travel, this bag comes in seven colours and has multiple pockets, allowing easy access to the bag’s content. The bag also has protective base feet and an adjustable shoulder strap.
The Shugon Hi-Vis Rucksack is ideal for work and used by many for safety and practicality when cycling. The bag has a large 23 litre capacity and several internal pockets. A rubber outlet for earphones allows you to listen to music without fear of your MP3 player being subjected to weather damage, whilst the bag also has an expandable front pocket to fit a ball or helmet.
Again from Quadra we have this Vintage Canvas Messenger Bag. Whether for work or school, this timeless design is an excellent fit for books or documents. Both casual and stylish, the washed canvas design of the bag is complemented by a subtle contrast styled strap.
This Retro Bowling Bag from Bagbase is perfect for the gym. It has a large capacity of 23 litres and has internal mesh and zippered pockets. The bag is adorned with a classic two stripe detail and has strong fabric carry handles.
We stock a variety of sports bags ideal for more specific pursuits as well as the gym. An example of this is the KooGa Boot Bag. The bag is able to comfortably hold shoes and boots up to a size 12, but is not too large for children’s boots, with room for shin pads and other necessary sporting equipment. The bag has the KooGa logo printed on the front and is easy to clean, an essential after a muddy game of football or rugby!
Lastly we have this Barcelona Trolley Holdall Bag from Shugon. This bag is great for airport travel as it has a retractable handle and wheels enabling it to be both pulled as a trolley and carried as a holdall. The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, one large (53 litres) compartment and an internal base board for protection and shape retention.
To view our full selection of bags, click here.