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December, 2014

Winter Footwear For All The Family!

When it comes to shopping for essential winter garments, gloves, hats and scarves are the three coldweather staples that many of us pick up without fail. Whilst warm jackets and winter coats also make regular annual appearances, the benefits of swapping your summer shoes for something a little sturdier can’t be overstated. We’ve gathered together our top picks for winter footwear below, ensuring that your family’s feet stay warm and dry through the colder months. Happy shopping!

Whether you’re out for a woodland walk or stomping through snow, there’s no reason to let unpredictable winter weather keep you locked up indoors. With a waterproof build and a cushioned inner lining, these Mens Skechers Rawling-Dorson Boots can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at you this winter, with built-in Thinsulate thermal technology and a breathable inner membrane helping to keep your feet warm whilst allowing effective ventilation.

For women, these Stormwells Lace Front Winter Boots are a durable option that offers similar benefits, combining thermal insulation with a sturdy, longer-length build that’s sure to lock in warmth for longer. With a secure, lace-up front and made with special water-resisting materials, it’s a smart choice for those looking to get out and about this winter. These Hi-Tec Ladies St. Moritz Boots are also a smart choice for those looking to take on difficult winter terrain, with a rugged rubber outsole and cushioned CMEVA midsole offering security and comfort for active feet.

Available in both boys and girls designs, these Stormwells Childrens Boots are perfect for protecting your little one’s feet through winter and beyond, with their faux fur thermal lining and special tie top ensuring that their feet are kept safe and warm whilst outside. If your child likes to get out and about whatever the weather, these Dikimar JNR Wellington Boots are another smart choice, with their solid, waterproof build and sturdy nitrile sole unit making them the ideal option for kids who love the great outdoors.

To view our full range of mens, womens and childrens boots, please visit Universal-textiles.com!

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Our Top Picks For Christmas Jumpers!

Christmas jumpers are a seasonal fashion trend that has really taken off in recent years, with a host of big-name high street retailers now putting their own festive spin on the humble knitted jumper. Whether you’re looking to entertain those in the office or shopping for a design to raise a smile around the dinner table on Christmas Day, we have a range of styles and designs to suit everyone. Check out our top picks for Christmas jumpers below!

Our Christmas Shop 3D jumpers are perfect for those looking to spread Christmas cheer over the festive period, with our Santa, Snowman, Rudolph and Elf designs all made from quality knitted acrylic, and with their special 3D detail incorporating bells, pom-poms and buttons to help bring each character to life. Available in a choice of 5 sizes and with a specially crafted unisex build, it’s a great choice for those looking to dress to impress this Christmas.

This Knitted Elf Christmas Jumper is another great choice for shoppers looking for a sweater with a humorous novelty design, with its clever knitted detail turning you into Santa’s Little Helper. Available in both mens and womens sizes, it’s perfect for the office party, and why not try pairing it with this Christmas Shop Elf Hat to complete the festive look?

For those seeking something with a more traditional feel, this Mens Knitted Reindeer Duo Christmas Jumper is the ideal choice, with its classic Fairisle pattern and reindeer design making it a simple but effective option for those looking to get into the festive spirit. For women, this Brave Soul Snowflake Christmas Jumper makes for an elegant option, with its metallic fibre detail adding an eye-catching glint, and its soft faux fur build also offering the wearer soft-touch comfort and effective warmth.

Click here to see our full range of Christmas products, with slippers, hats, socks and much more on offer! Merry Christmas from everyone at Universal Textiles!

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Stay Warm and Cosy With Thinsulate Winter Gloves

When it comes to winter gloves, thicker is no longer better. New technologies in smart fabrics have paved the way for lightweight, thin gloves that provide maximum protection against the cold. One such smart fabric is Thinsulate, developed by 3M. The promise is this: Stay warm and cosy without the bulk.

Winter gloves made using Thinsulate are essentially equipped with high-tech microfibres (very fine fibres) that are designed to trap air molecules between your hands and the outside cold. The more air is trapped in a space‚ the better it can insulate you from the chilly air outside. Thinsulate’s extremely fine fibres—which are much finer than what is currently used in natural and synthetic insulation materials—traps much more air in much less space. This makes it a better insulator.

The best thing about Thinsulate winter gloves is that they provide warmth without the usual bulk. They also tend to be affordable, as Thinsulate itself is a low-cost material (definitely much less expensive than down, but just as effective).

Thinsulate winter gloves are breathable and moisture-resistant. Best of all, they are low-maintenance. You can wash them in the machine or have them dry cleaned without destroying their fibres.

Different manufacturers of winter gloves do not use Thinsulate in their products. Some manufacturers have been able to incorporate extra features, including anti-odour, stretch recovery, and even flame resistance. You can find a wide range of Thinsulate winter gloves online at great prices.

Thinsulate is not only used in gloves, but also in jackets, boots, and many other applications. It is even used for home construction, bedding, and in drapes. 3M is constantly investing in and developing the Thinsulate brand, so you can expect to see it being used in more parts of our daily lives—maybe even in the electronic and digital tools we depend on daily. In the meantime, you can readily enjoy the superior insulation benefits of Thinsulate winter gloves.

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