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Celebrate The 2014 Open With Universal Textiles!

Today marks the start of the 143rd Open Championship, with talented golfers from around the globe gathering together to battle it out for the coveted trophy and a special cash prize. To celebrate, we’ve selected our favourite golfing items from our range of clothing and home textiles, with everything available at fantastic prices. Happy shopping!

Although golfers may favour a warm, sunny day for taking to the field, keeping harsh sunlight at bay is still a top priority, especially when one precise shot can make or break your chances in a game. With that in mind, this Beechfield Pro-Style Baseball Cap is ideal for shielding eyes from the summer sun, with a Coolmax sweatband and a sturdy curved peak helping to keep players eyes on the ball.streaming film

Whether you’re shopping for the golf fanatic in your life or simply looking to treat yourself, this Nike Golf Starter Gift Bag is the perfect choice. Boasting a towel, two golf balls, a repair tool and four tees, it has everything you need to get a game going, and with everything bearing the instantly recognisable Nike hallmark, quality is guaranteed.

A good golfer is always prepared for bad weather, and with this Adidas Golf Umbrella there’s no reason to let a rain shower scare you off the field. With a 60 inch canopy and a vented interior to help resist windy weather, it’s the perfect way to keep dry when conditions take a turn for the worst.

Next week subscribers to the Universal Textiles newsletter can look forward to an extra 15% off some of our top golfing items, with polo shirts, sport socks, golf bags and gift sets all at great prices, so be sure to click here and register today!


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Our Top Summer Baseball Cap Picks

It’s no secret that when it comes to protecting you and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the sun, a high factor suncream is always the best option. But if you suffer from sensitive skin or simply take your UV prevention seriously, a good sunhat can go a long way to keep harmful radiation at bay. Check out some of our top summer headwear picks below!

Although on first glance this Just Cool Sport Baseball Cap might look simple, internal Neoteric wicking technology and a built-in sweatband makes it the ideal way to manage moisture and perspiration during the warmer months, and with a sturdy, curved peak and a choice of thirty colours, it’s a stylish way to beat the heat this Summer.

For those who require extra ventilation, this Beechfield Trucker Style Snapback Cap is the perfect choice, boasting a full mesh back that allows air to circulate and moisture to escape from within. With a simple snapback fastener it’s easy to adjust to your own specifications, ensuring a comfort fit for both men and women of all ages.

When it comes to sunburn, it’s not just your face that’s vulnerable to harmful UV rays, and legionnaire hats are the perfect investment for those wishing to also protect their neck from the effects of the sun. With an elasticated side adjuster and a fabric drape back, this Result Unisex Legionnaire Cap is a simple but effective way to boost your protection and ward off any unexpected burns.

With the summer holidays approaching, protecting kids as they head out for fun in the sun should be a top priority for parents. With a variety of baseball caps featuring Spiderman, Minnie Mouse, Ben 10 and a whole host of other familiar faces, Universal Textiles has an extensive range of styles and designs to cater to even the most choosy of young customers, perfect for making sure they stay cool in more ways than one!

Check out our full range of baseball caps at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Summer-Proof Your Kids With Our Top Seasonal Picks

Whether it’s the extended school holiday or sunny trips out with family and friends, kids have a lot to be excited about when it comes to summer. To make sure that they’re ready to get out and about and make the most of the warmer weather, we’ve gathered together our top picks for sun-friendly children‘s clothing and accessories, covering everything from headwear to footwear.

Although the summer sunshine offers many positive benefits, prolonged exposure can also lead to sunburn and whole host of more serious ailments, particularly when children’s sensitive skin is concerned. Suncream goes a long way to battling harmful UV rays, but a peaked cap such as this Just Cool Children’s Baseball Cap can help to add further protection, and this Beechfield Legionnaire Hat goes the extra mile to shield kid’s necks too.

Lightweight clothing is a must for the summertime, and that’s certainly no exception for kids. Made from 100% cotton and available in a choice of six vibrant colours, this Contrast Piped Short Sleeve T-Shirt is the perfect choice for boys, and this Floral Pattern Summer Dress is a cute summer-friendly option for girls looking to keep cool and have fun in the sun.
Whether it’s the beach or the pool, at home or abroad, summer is the perfect time for kids and adults alike to take to the water. Boasting a netted inner lining and a trendy Hawaiian design, these Boys Palm Tree Board Shorts are a great option for trips to the coast, and with its stretchy build and high UV protection, this Aqua Sphere Cabana Swimsuit will ensure that girls are ready for the beach when term time draws to a close.

Beach towels are another important consideration for parents taking kids to the coast, and these Children’s Microfibre Towel Ponchos put a spin on the traditional summer staple, turning them into wearable garment. With a host of different styles for girls and boys including pirates, starfish, strawberries and sun glasses, they’re as as fun as they are as effective, and can also work to keep kids warm if the weather takes a turn for the worst.

Effective summer footwear needs to offer proper ventilation without compromising on comfort. Sandals and flip-flops are the go-to choice for many a parent, but with a built-in light-up toe, these Boys Skechers Street Lightz Sandals offer something a little different, and will ensure that kids are the envy of their friends. For girls, these Floso Flower Trim Flip Flops are great for easy on-off access, and even boast synthetic flower detailing on the toe strap, perfect for the ultimate girly girl.

Be sure to check out our full range of children‘s clothing at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Top Tips For Keeping Cool This Summer

Heat can be unbearable in the summer, but whilst you may find it hard to stop sweating altogether (sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself down!) there are ways to keep cool and prevent sweat accumulation, which can cause itchiness, skin disorders, bacteria build up, and body odour. Here are some excellent ways to keep cool this summer:

  • Choose to exercise when it’s cooler, like early in the morning or late at night.
  • Have a spray bottle with water in the fridge and spray it on your face after spending time outdoors.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes that are made of 100% cotton. Restrictive clothing can be uncomfortable in the summer.
  • Choose to wear light coloured clothing, such as white. Darker colours tend to absorb more heat than lighter ones.
  • Wear cotton socks with breathable shoes or sneakers.
  • Consider using foot powder before putting your socks on to prevent bacterial growth that will cause foot odour and fungus, which can grow when you keep wearing sweaty socks.
  • Avoid beverages that may cause dehydration, such as alcohol and caffeine. Consume plenty of water and sports drinks or beverages that can provide your body with electrolytes, which you lose when you sweat a lot.
  • If your home is not air conditioned, make arrangements to spend a few hours in a shopping centre, movie theatre, or public library, where you can take advantage of the air conditioning. 
  • Wear a summer hat. Choose one that is made of materials that let air in, such as straw. A visor hat can also work as it keeps the top of your head exposed to prevent sweat from accumulating.

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Choosing Hats and Baseball Caps

A quality summer hat can be both practical and stylish, providing protection from the sun whilst also serving as a great accessory to many an outfit. Yet with so many styles and designs to choose from it can be difficult to know which one to buy. Here we take a look at a few that are proving popular this summer.

Firstly we have this Vintage Snapback Cap. Defined by its flat peak and snap fasteners, the Snapback is a retro design which acts as a wardrobe staple for many. The plain white panelling on the front of the cap allows it to be easily customised with print and embroidery. Available in a variety of colours, this Beechfield cap is on sale at the incredible price of just £2.70.

An arguably even more classic design is that of the Baseball Cap. Suited to many styles, it is worn as much for casual wear as sporting activity for example. One particularly iconic cap is the New York Yankees Baseball Cap. Whilst seen in many forms, we offer the classic Yankees design, fitted with a velcro strap and made from 100% cotton to provide extra comfort.

If a cap is not for you, however, there are a multitude of other styles to choose from. The Fedora is particularly stylish hat, which has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. This Fedora Hat is styled in the traditional way, being creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides. Available in both black and white, the white hat with a black trim would be particularly suited to this time of year. Worn with a jacket or fitted shirt, this would be a great hat for summer garden parties.

For those who enjoy filling their summer days in the garden or walking, the Cargo Hat with UPF50 Protection provides a practical and affordable option. It is made with a towelling sweat band with mesh lining for extra comfort and fitted with an elasticated drawcord to easily adjust size. It also offers UPF50 protection against sunlight, an essential considering the current climate!

Lastly, an ideal hat if you’re working in the sun all day. This Folding Legionnaire Hat is made from 100% plush cotton. With a three section fold-up peak and two eyelets on either side, this comfortable hat will keep you protected from the sun.

To view our full range of Baseball Caps and Hats click here.

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Baseball Caps

In this week’s newsletter we are giving a massive 15% discount on our of a baseball caps, with over 250 different ones available in many different sizes and colours, you’re bound to find one that suits you.

Baseball caps are soft with a stiff peak at the front. The cap may be fitted to the wearer’s head but may also be adjustable with Velcro or elastic. In 1860, the Brooklyn Excelsior wore the earliest version of the baseball cap and by 1900, the Brooklyn Cap as it was then called, became popular. The peak, usually filled with rubber was designed to keep the sun of the players eyes and usually the team’s logo is placed on the front of the cap for easy recognition.

These days, everyone wears baseball caps; they’re useful for days out, hiking, or just pottering in the garden. So why not take advantage of our amazing discount and get one for yourself! Browse our range here.

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Children’s Baseball Caps for Summer

Protecting children’s delicate skin from the sun is essential as the good weather approaches and one of the easiest ways to do this is with a hat.  Children’s baseball caps are the best option as they are lightweight and children love to wear them.

The plain hats are often the best option as these are extremely inexpensive and can be purchased in several colour options so they can match both the child’s outfit and mood.  They are also perfect for those who want to add their own logos and designs.  The hats have an adjustable strap, so they should be suitable for wearing for more than one summer season.

Alternatively, there is a wide range of hats with logos and designs already on them.  Character designs are particularly popular and there are children’s baseball caps with characters such as Bob the Builder, Disney Cars, Scooby Doo, Spiderman, and Fifi and the Flowertots. Other designs include the union jack, teddy bears, and logos for football teams.

The hats are usually either 100% cotton, which is perfect for allowing the skin to breathe so the head will not get too warm, or a blend of cotton and polyester.  This helps to make the hats easy to care for and there are some designs that are machine washable.  The fact that they are not expensive is ideal for those children who have a tendency to lose accessories such as hats.


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Basic Baseball Caps

The basic baseball cap is useful for several reasons. It not only can help to keep the head warm in winter, it can also keep the head cool in summer. The peak front helps to keep the sun from the eyes and if need be it can be turned so the peak is at the back to protect the neck.

As summer is coming, now is a good time to buy a hat that is as versatile as the baseball cap. Being in the habit of wearing a hat in the sun is good as it can help to reduce the risk of sunstroke. Buying a baseball cap in plain colours is a good choice for those who like to wear a cap with several different outfits.

The plain baseball caps are made from 100% cotton, which means they are great for letting the skin breathe. This means the head will not overheat while the cap is being worn. It also means that it is machine washable and is therefore easy to keep clean.

The adjustable strap means that they are ideal for almost any size of head and can be adjusted to ensure a more comfortable and secure fit. Baseball caps come in a wide choice of colours and are very reasonably priced, so buying more than one is always an option. Because they are plain, these caps are ideal for embroidery to customise in the case of small business uniforms, fancy dress, or to mark a special occasion.


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Choosing the Best Adult’s Cap

Adult’s caps are the ideal solution for those days when it is not cold enough for a winter hat but chilly enough that a little warmth is needed.  They are also ideal for hot days when the strength of the sun makes wearing a hat necessary to stay protected from sunstroke and related conditions.

Our caps are made from 100% cotton. Cotton is a natural fibre that allows the skin to breathe and makes the cap comfortable to wear.  Cotton is also less likely to cause skin irritation than a synthetic fibre.

Baseball caps come in a variety of designs and colours.  Currently, many caps are designed to commemorate sporting events such as the Olympics, or support a particular team or venue.  Patriotic caps with designs of flags from different countries are also very popular.  Adult’s caps are ideal for wearing when playing sports such as golf, as they help to keep the sun out of the eyes and off the head.

Some women, particularly golf enthusiasts, may not be comfortable wearing the standard baseball cap.  However, protection from the sun is still necessary.  Golfing visors are the solution.  These do not cover the head, leaving styled hair virtually untouched. They sit on the edge of the forehead and keep the sun out of the eyes.  These come in a range of colours, including pastel options, and are made from 100% cotton.


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