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October, 2013

Huge Savings on FLOSO Winter Hats!

At Universal Textiles we’re offering an extra 50% off our entire range of hats, gloves and scarfs, with newsletter subscribers receiving even further discounts on hats next week. Over the next few weeks this blog will look at our high quality range of winter accessories.

Here we shall focus on the premium FLOSO range of hats. Exclusively available from Universal Textiles in the UK, FLOSO produce warm winter wear of the highest quality. From scarves and gloves to hats and thermal underwear, these products are made with materials designed to keep you warm and comfortable.

The first hat we shall look at from this range is the FLOSO Heavy Knit Winter Thermal Hat. This warm knitted hat is made with Thinsulate technology, as many FLOSO products are, which is made with a higher fabric density designed to maintain heat and facilitate the removal of moisture thus providing improved comfort. Perfect for winter sports and everyday use, this is a versatile hat great for the winter months.

For those looking for a design different to the beanie, we have this FLOSO Peaked Thermal Trapper Hat. With thermal warmth, this hat is perfect for even the coldest of days. A classic winter design, the trapper hat can be worn as a stylish accessory to a winter outfit (pair with a trench for example to achieve a more military look), or as a practical outdoor garment. The hat has warm fleece lined ear flaps which can be buttoned up when not as cold, whilst the hat also has a peak to provide extra protection from the elements. Choose from two designs.

New to our range, we have this fantastic FLOSO Ladies Polar Fleece Thermal Hat. With a smooth warm finish, this hat is available in four colours and would make a lovely, and practical, gift this winter. Again made with Thinsulate technology, it provides the ultimate in thermal warmth without compromising on design.

Another new addition from FLOSO is this Ladies Ribbed Floral Beanie Hat. This chunky knit ribbed beanie stretches to the perfect shape for its wearer, meaning it is more effective in maintaining heat as well as being more comfortable. The hat has a knitted floral pattern to the side and comes in four designs making it a stylish accessory for the winter.

FLOSO also provide a great range of Children’s Hats, including this Animal Design Winter Beanie Hat. The hat comes in four cute designs so they can pretend to be a little tiger, panda, bear or dog this winter. Made from a warm acrylic yarn, the hats also have ears. The hat stretches for extra comfort, also allowing room for them to grow!

Lastly for Kids, we have this FLOSO Peruvian Hat with Tassels. The popular Peruvian design keeps their ears and face warm. With a fun bobble and tassels adding to the design, this fairisle print hat is fleece lined for extra warmth.

To shop our range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Winter Hats, follow the links.

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Amazing Discounts in our Clearance Zone!

clearancezonetargetOver the next few weeks you’ll find great offers in the Universal Textiles Clearance Zone! We’re offering extra discounts on top brands, meaning you’ll be able to find great quality branded products at some of the lowest, and often the lowest, prices online. With newsletter subscribers to receive even further discounts over the coming weeks, keep watching for more incredible discounts! Here we take a look at some of the discounts available this week.

Until Sunday (27th October), we’ll be offering an extra 10% off all Quadra Bags, meaning discounts of up to 37%! Customers will also receive an extra 12% off our range of Stormtech Jackets until 17th November, meaning these top of the range jackets can be found at up to 24% off.

At 37% off this week, this Quadra Pursuit Backpack is a real bargain. With a 16 litre capacity, this bag provides both back and neck support with its ergonomic design. With padded adjustable shoulder straps for comfort, the back also has a subtle reflective strip great for cyclist amongst others.

A versatile bag for travel, the gym or everyday use, the Canvas Duffel Bag from Quadra has a capacity of 30 litres. At under £6.50 this week, this bag represents great value. With a strong rope drawcord closure the bag is made from 100% cotton canvas.

Great for work or school, the Quadra Eco-Option Messenger Bag has an 11 litre capacity and is the ideal shape for books and documents. It is made from woven recycled fabrics. The bag has secure compartments inside, as well as a rip strip outer.

From premium outdoor clothing manufacturer Stormtech, we have jackets great for all conditions. One such jacket is this Mens Squall Jacket. The jacket has a durable and water resistant outshell and is packable for ease of transporting. The breathable jacket has a stand up collar and elasticated cuffs for a more secure and comfortable fit.

With over £20 off until 17th November, the Mens Eclipse Bonded Fleece Jacket from Stormtech is a warm and comfortable jacket for winter. With an adjustable drawcord hem and secure pockets, the jacket has contrast piping and panelling, adding a touch of style to your look.

To view our full range of Quadra and Stormtech products, follow the links.

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Choosing Men’s and Women’s Hoodies

A casual and sportswear essential, the Hoodie is a staple of many a wardrobe. Easy to throw on for an extra layer of warmth, the timeless design comes in many variations. In time for the colder weather, Universal Textiles is offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of Hoodies next week! Below we take a look at some of our bestselling Men’s and Women’s Hoodies to give you a taster of what’s on offer.

First up, we have this Unisex College Hoodie from AWDis. The plain hoodie comes in 49 different colours and is great as a versatile and understated addition to your wardrobe, as well as being perfect for printing. With ribbed cuffs and a kangaroo pouch it has all the essentials required from a hoodie, with an outstanding price of under £9 next week.

From the trusted Caterpillar brand, we have this durable Trademark Hooded Sweatshirt. Great for on and off the work-site, this cotton heavy hoodie has a rib trim to aid shape retention. With the famous CAT logo printed on the front, this fleece lined hoodie is a warm and comfortable garment for the winter.

As well as pull-overs, we also have a great choice of zip-up hoodies. One example is this Gildan Men’s Vintage Hoodie. The hoodie is made with an air jet yarn which gives it a softer feel and no pilling. The heavy blend high quality hoodie has an unlined hood and contrast drawcord providing a contrasting retro look.

Our great choice of Women’s hoodies includes this AWDis Longline Hoodie. This long length feminine cut garment is of the same high quality of the AWDis college hoodie discussed earlier. As with that hoodie, it is available in a variety of colours and is easy to print on if needed.

For extra warmth, this Henbury Women’s Hoodie is a great item to choose. With a double layered hood, the cotton heavy hoodie is warm and comfortable. It has a shaped waist and forward shoulder seam for a more stylish fit. With a front kangaroo pocket and available in three colours, this hoodie would make a great addition to your winter wardrobe.

Lastly, from their superb range of slim fitting stylish clothing, we have this Skinni Fit Women’s Premium Hoodie. As with the Henbury hoodie, this has a double hood with rib panelling detail. The cuffs and waistline of this cotton rich hoodie are also ribbed, with the cuffs having thumb holes for those particularly cold days.

To view our full range of Men’s and Women’s Hoodies, follow the links.

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Sponsoring Bingham Town!

Universal Textiles are proud to sponsor Bingham Town Youth FC Under 9’s!

An FA Charter Standard Community Club, we are delighted to support the team and their work at the heart of the local community.

By providing the team’s training kit we hope to help create an environment for the players to learn and succeed.

View the club’s website here: http://www.binghamtownyouthfc.com/

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Premium Thermal Socks

As a supplier of socks for over 25 years, we consider ourselves experts in the field. We stock a large range of socks made to keep you warm now the temperatures have dropped. To help you prepare for the cold months ahead (and to save a few pennies when restocking the sock draw), we’re offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of socks next week.

As with our thermal underwear, we have worked for many years refining our premium thermal socks range so as to bring you the highest quality socks available, such as these FLOSO Men’s 1.9 Tog Thermal Socks (Pack of 6). A sock’s TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) rating is a measure of its thermal ability. Hence, the higher the TOG rating, the better it is at keeping you warm.

These close fitting thermal socks entrap heat and aid the regulation of the core body temperature. They also have high wicking capabilities which mean as well as maintaining heat they also rapidly extract moisture, keeping the feet comfortable. Our FLOSO socks are also knitted with high bulk acrylic yarn, giving them extra thermal warmth. An example of our premium FLOSO range is the FLOSO Ladies Thermal Wool Blended Socks (Pack of 3).

Being of such high quality, our thermal socks allow you spend prolonged periods in the cold and keep your feet comfortable. Thus they are perfect for winter sports. This is the case with our Mens High Performance Thermal Ski Socks, which have padded shin bone protection and ankle support. They also have a comfort fit top and grip zones allowing extra support.

Made from the highest quality fabrics, our thermal socks really are a winter essential. We have a wide range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s thermal socks and stock Men’s in extra large sizes (UK 11-14).

To view our full range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s socks, click their respective links.

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Choosing Onesies!

Great for staying warm or as a novelty item, the Onesie has become ever more popular over the past few years. With or without hoods and in a variety of fabrics, Universal Textiles’ range of Onesies will be sure to keep you warm now the cold months are upon us once more. In this blog we take a look at a selection of our range of Onesies, including some great new products.

Firstly, a new selection of Ladies Animal Print Onesies, including the Squirrel Print Onesie and Sheep Print Onesie. Hoodless and with ribbed cuffs and ankle cuffs, the items have a zip through front and soft fleece feel. These fun designed onesies are snug and cosy, making them perfect for sleeping and lounging in.

The Ladies Buttoned Onesie is of the more common hooded design. It has a button through front and contrast cuffs, ankle cuffs and buttoning. Available in four colours, this soft feel onesie is suited to being worn throughout the year.

We also have a great choice of Men’s Onesies available, including this Fairisle Print Onesie. The fairisle design is a winter classic particularly on trend this year. With front pockets and a zip through front, this fleece onesie is also ideal for lounging. The subtle reindeer print on the onesie adds a festive touch.

Ever popular, the classic Mens Union Jack Onesie can be worn both inside and out. A large Union Jack covers this hooded item from head to foot, allowing you to show off your national colours, wherever you may be.

From Skylanders Giants, this Boys Onesie features some of the platform’s most popular characters. In two colours, with ribbed cuffs and ankle cuffs, this hoodless onesie would be great for sleepovers with friends.

Lastly we have another Animal Print Onesie, this time in the form of this Girls Dog Print Onesie. The pink onesie with dog and bone print has proved to be a real hit. With contrast cuffs and a zip through front, this is a onesie they’ll love to wear around the house.

To view our full range of onesies, click here.

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Choosing Slippers for the Winter!

With the cold long nights drawing in, there are few things that say ‘snug’ and ‘warm’ more than a good quality pair of slippers.

Here at Universal Textiles we consider ourselves to be winter clothing specialists. This includes our excellent range of slippers, which are reduced by a further 15% for newsletter subscribers next week. From classic to novelty, we have slippers to suit all tastes. Below is just a selection of the slippers we have available.

These Ladies Knit Patterned Slippers are great for the winter months. Available in pink and blue, the heart detailed knit is complemented by a matching bow. The slippers have a soft faux fur trim and lining, making them lovely and warm. These soft and comfortable slippers are great for wearing around the house.

We stock a large variety of animal and novelty slippers. Great as gifts for others or as a treat for yourself, two such pairs are the Ladies Teddy Bear Knit and Ladies Cow Slippers. Knitted in a fairisle pattern and with a faux fur trim and lining, the teddy bear slippers are adorned with a bear’s face atop the foot.

A great and amusing pair, the cow slippers will keep you warm throughout the winter. The soft fleece slippers are decorated with a large face with ears as well as feet at the front of the slippers. Soft and comfortable, make these slippers your regular companion this winter!

We are delighted to be able to offer our customers slippers from premium footwear brand Mirak. With a reputation for stylish and practical footwear, their durable and comfortable slippers include these Men’s Bob Slippers. The cord like slippers have a touch fastening upper and a warm textile lining. The slippers also have vulcanised rubber soles which are thick and long lasting.

As well as ladies, we also offer a great range of men’s novelty slippers. The faux fur Bigfoot Clawed Slippers are great for scaring family and friends alike! The large, boot like slippers have ‘claws’ on the front and a soft lining.

We have a great selection of children’s slippers to keep little feet warm as well! Our range of boot slippers has proved popular across all ages, with the Girls Sequined Boot Slippers being an example of this. The soft fluffy slippers are decorated with sparkling sequins and a bow on the back. They are lined with a warm fleece material and have rubber soles to prevent slipping.

Lastly, from Mirak once again, the Boys Bungle Slippers. These sturdy slippers have Bungle the Bear’s face on the upper and toe as well as sown on ears. The touch fastening slippers have a strong back to support the foot. With a soft fleece lining and thick sole, these slippers will be loved by parents and kids alike!

To view our full range of Men’s, Ladies and Kid’s Slippers, follow the links.

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A Great Selection of Regatta Products

At Universal Textiles we are proud to offer customers products from many top brands, including Regatta. Britain’s best loved outdoor clothing and footwear brand, Regatta’s reputation has been built on providing stylish and practical outdoor wear. With over 80 years of industry experience, their range of high quality weatherproof garments are both reliable and durable. They also pride themselves on using ethically sourced materials and providing customers with great value for money.

So whether it be a pair of trousers, gloves or a jacket you need, Regatta have all your outdoor needs covered. Below is just a selection of Regatta products available on our website.

Regatta produce a wide range of high quality fleeces, including this Ladies Thor III Fleece Jacket. Made from a premium yarn, they are lightweight yet warm, as reflected in their GSM (grams per square meter). This particular fleece comes in five colours and has fleece cuffs and an adjustable shockcord hem to maintain heat.

The signature quality expected from the company is also reflected in their hats and gloves. Many of their hats, including the Thermal Winter Fleece Hat, are made with Thinsulate technology. This increased density of fibres enables heat to be maintained, whilst moisture can escape.

Regatta products are ideally suited to outdoor sports such as skiing. This is reflected in these Kids Waterproof Ski Mittens. Both waterproof and made with a thermal lining, these mittens will keep children’s hands dry and warm for hours. The grips on the mittens make ski poles easier to grasp, with an adjustable velcro strap enabling the mittens to achieve the perfect fit.

Whether for work or recreational use, Regatta’s waterproof trousers are renowned for their exceptional quality. The Packaway Waterproof Trousers are one such pair. Both wind and waterproof, the trousers are made with taped seams and press studs at the hem. They also have an elasticated waist and are breathable as well as waterproof, making them comfortable to wear both as an individual garment and atop another pair of trousers.

The garment Regatta is perhaps most noted for, however, is the jacket. Just one of many great jackets available from them, the Benson II 3 in 1 Waterproof Breathable Jacket, features many of the trademark features expected from a Regatta jacket. Made with waterproof and breathable Isotex coated taslan fabric, Isotex is Regatta’s own family of waterproof and breathable fabrics that offers a waterproof performance of up to 20,000mm.

With anti-pill fleece lining for warmth, a concealed hood and a studded stormflap, the jacket is suited to all conditions. It is also windproof, has taped seams and several pockets to store maps, mobile phones and much more.

To view our full range of Regatta products, click here.

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