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With 2015 finally here and Christmas but a distant memory, the time to be making New Year’s Resolutions is officially upon us. Whether you stuck to the promises you made back in January 2014 or not, now is the perfect time of year to rest, recharge and reflect upon the months to come, and if the first wish on your list is to get back into shape following the annual festive blowout, Universal Textiles has everything you need to kick start your journey to a new you this new year. Take a look at our top picks for New Year’s fitness below!
Signing up with the local gym is the end result of many a New Year’s resolution, and with a variety of machines in place to tone and train different areas of the body, it’s a great way to get an all-over workout. This Mens Gildan Performance Vest is a great choice for those looking to keep cool whilst working out, with its sleeveless build and special moisture-wicking fabric helping to move sweat and excess heat away from the body. For women, this Spiro Performance T-Shirt is another great choice, with its quick-dry polyester build helping you to avoid excess perspiration.
Combining effective, aerobic exercise with relaxing, therapeutic motion, swimming is a great way to get fit, with around 3 million of us in the UK making a splash on a weekly basis. These Mens Aqua Sphere Montreal Jammer Shorts are the perfect way to get a streamlined swim, with their chlorine resistant build and breathable, high stretch fabric allowing you to exercise in comfort. For women, this Aqua Sphere Rachel Swimming Costume offers similar benefits, with a supportive bra-style back and UV protectant build helping you to get the most out of your swim.
Going for a regular run can be a great alternative for those looking to take care of their body without hitting the gym, allowing you to avoid costly monthly fees. A sturdy and supportive pair of shoes like these Hi-Tec Ladies Covent Garden Trainers is a must however, with their glass fibre stability shank and waterproof leather upper helping to keep feet safe and dry whilst you’re on the move. For men, these Skechers Flex Advantage Trainers boast a memory foam insole and a shock absorbing midsole to keep feet both comfortable and stable, with built-in mesh fabric panels to allow effective ventilation.
Be sure to check out our full range of sports and fitness gear at Universal-Textiles.com, with athletic clothes and accessories for men, women and children all available at great prices!
Happy New Year from everyone at Universal Textiles!
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With the World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour De France and now the Commonwealth Games all taking place, 2014 has truly provided us with a summer of sport. If watching the efforts of the world’s top athletes has inspired you to get moving, Universal Textiles has got everything you need to exercise in comfort and style. We’ve gathered together our top sporting picks from our range of swimwear, clothing and accessories, with everything at excellent prices. Happy shopping!
Whether you’re at the beach or the pool, swimming is a fantastic way for people of all ages to exercise, providing an effective sweat-free workout during the warmer months. Made of lightweight material and a special quick-dry fabric, these Aqua Sphere Mens Tiber Swimming Shorts are a great choice for swimmers of all capabilities, and for women, this Aqua Sphere Lazer Swimsuit is an eye-catching choice, boasting high UVA protection and a supportive cross-back design.
Football fever may now be cooling off following Germany’s triumphant World Cup victory earlier this month, but those in love with ‘The Beautiful Game’ can always keep the dream alive on their terms until 2018 rolls around. Available in a variety of different colours and designs, this Errea Long Sleeve Football Shirt is a stylish choice for men looking to take to the pitch, and these Puma Mens Kratero Football Boots are great for maintaining your footing when conditions are against you.
Without a doubt rugby is one of the toughest sports around, and, with that in mind, players need clothing to match. Produced by leading rugby kit brand Canterbury, this Mens Short Sleeve Hooped Rugby Jersey is certainly up to the challenge, and for smaller players looking to score a try, this matching Kids Short Sleeve Rugby Top is the perfect choice, with sizes to fit boys from six to fourteen years of age.
Cycling can be a great way to fit some quality exercise in around your daily life, whether you’re heading out on a weekend bike ride or simply riding to work. Made from a special performance fabric that’s designed to keep you cool and dry, these mens and womens Spiro Cycling Jackets are the ideal way to work out and stay comfortable, and with their cushioned padding these mens & womens Spiro Bikewear shorts are great for preventing aches and pains from occurring the following day.
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Wimbledon 2014 is well under way, and to celebrate the efforts of the talented players taking to the court to battle it out for this year’s top honours we’ve gathered together our favourite picks from our range of sportswear and athletic accessories. Whether you’re the next Andy Murray or simply starting out, we’ve got everything you need to get active this summer. Who knows, maybe it’ll be you lifting the trophy this time next year! Happy shopping!
Stable and supportive footwear is an important consideration when it comes to any sport, and tennis is certainly no exception. Boasting a specially designed shock-absorbing midsole and carefully engineered side vents, these Skechers Diamond Back Tevor Mens Shoes are the ideal choice for men who take their sport seriously, and these Skechers Ladies Flex Appeal Trainers offer similar benefits for female feet.
Sports socks are also vital for protecting hard-working feet during tiring athletic activities, helping to prevent painful blisters from popping up. These Mens Plain Sports Socks are a simple but effective choice, with a cotton rich build that also incorporates elastane for a comfy stretch fit. Ideal for both men and women, these Kariban Trainer Sport Socks are another great option, offering a thinner blend of material and a lower, more subtle cut.
Come rain or shine, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat whilst playing tennis, and therefore lightweight clothing is an absolute must. For men, these Kariban Sports Shorts are the perfect choice, boasting an elasticated waist and special quick drying fabric. Skorts are also popular amongst female players, blending together the lightweight build of a skirt with the added modesty that shorts provide. This Rhino Performance Skort is a great example, with its stretch fabric build also allowing athletes to move freely on the court.
Of course, with all this new gear, you’re going to need something to put it in! This Sols Calcio Sports Holdall is perfect for storing everything from clothing and accessories to personal items, and even comes with a special compartment for shoes and boots. This Bagbase Sports Gymsac Bag is also great for those looking for a lighter, brighter option, coming in a selection of eight vibrant colours, each with a bargain price-tag of just £1.49.
Be sure to check out our full range of sportswear and accessories at Universal-Textiles.com!
Shorts are easily one of our favourite summer staples, and during the hot weather they’re also one of the most necessary too. Whether you’re into cargo shorts, three-quarter lengths, hot pants or chinos, there’s a style for everyone here at Universal Textiles. Took a look at our top picks below!
Easily one of the most popular styles for men, cargo shorts are great for the beach and other informal summer occasions, with their medium length and crumpled effect fabric making them the perfect choice for casual wear. These 55 Soul Men’s Cargo Shorts are no exception, with their 100% cotton build and a total of six pockets making them a practical and comfortable choice. For those wanting to be a little more adventurous with their colour pallet, these Brave Soul Classic Cargo Shorts come in a choice of orange and blue hues, as well as the standard, sandy beige.
Chino shorts are another style that’s found a firm following amongst male consumers. Cut slightly shorter than their cargo counterparts, their neat design also sheds the crumpled effect for a more presentable look, making them a great choice for more formal summer occasions. These Men’s Pinstripe Lined Chino Shorts are a great example, with their detailed inner lining and turn-up hems providing a sleek, smart finish.
Chino shorts are also a fantastic choice for women, with these Brave Soul Skinny Shorts boasting a similar turn-up hem and a choice of pink, teal and navy designs. Their medium length means that you’ll feel the sun on your skin and avoid overheating, and their cotton rich build ensures a comfortable fit for the hot summer months.
Hot pants are another great option for women looking to work on their tan and beat the heat. These Women’s Bleached Hot Pants boast a fashionable fade effect and three handy pockets, and come in a choice of light blue or pink shades, with their cotton and elastane blend offering a soft, skin-friendly feel. For those looking for something a little different, these Denim Stars And Stripes USA Hot Pants are a fashion-forward choice with an eye-catching design that’ll ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Check out our full range of men’s and women’s shorts at Universal-Textiles.com!
One of the best things about the arrival of warmer weather is finally being able to shed our winter layers and hit the beach, and with a heat-wave supposedly heading our way next week, the opportunity might arrive a little sooner than you’d thought! But if your family’s swimwear selection could do with a bit of an update then take a look below at our top picks for making the most of the sunshine this season!
Whether you’re travelling to the coast for a seaside adventure or simply taking them to the local pool, kids love to take to the water at the first opportunity. With a netted interior lining and vibrant summer design, these Boys Palm Tree Swim Shorts are a stylish and practical choice for kids from the age of eight to thirteen, and these Cargo Bay Camo Print Swimming Shorts are great for younger kids also hoping to visit the beach with friends and family over the coming months.
There are plenty of options for girls too. This Fluorescent Heart Print Halterneck Swimsuit is a great choice for kids looking to stand out from the crowd, and this Patchwork Two-Piece Bikini is another colourful, beach-friendly option for the warmer months.
With their fun anchor and yacht print design, these Brave Soul Nautical Swimming Shorts are a fashionable choice for men looking to feel the sun on their skin this summer, and with an elasticated drawstring waist, a comfortable fit is guaranteed. For male shoppers seeking something a little different, these Colour Fade Swim Shorts boast a longer over-the-knee cut and come in a selection of three colours, each with a detailed Hawaiian flower pattern.
For women who take their swimwear seriously, this Aqua Sphere Womens Naiad Swimsuit is a sleek and stylish option, boasting high UV protection and quick-dry capabilities. The suit’s breathable polyamide build is constructed with elastane, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit, and built-in chlorine resistance makes it ideal for combating the cocktail of chemicals found in many swimming pools.
Accessories such as these Aqua Sphere Adults Kaiman Goggles are a great way to improve your swimming experience and investigate the world beneath the waves. The easy-adjust buckle and sturdy, elasticated straps makes the design easy to alter to your liking, and with scratch-resistant lenses that also boast 100% UVA protection, comfort and protection are both guaranteed. The Aqua Sphere Kids Moby Swim Goggles make a great leak-free companion piece, ensuring that younger eyes can also play and explore free from the effects of chlorine.
Make sure you check out our full range of swimwear at Universal-Textiles.com!
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With Summer not officially kicking off until the 21st of June, there’s still a little way to go before the weather permits us to slip on our board shorts and take to the beach, but with
sunshine said to be on the horizon, it’s never too early to stock up on a few summertime essentials. Universal Textiles has everything you need to make sure that you and your loved ones take advantage of any warm weather that comes our way.
Even though we Brits are always keen to welcome the sun back after months of dull, grey winter weather, keeping cool soon becomes our immediate priority. With that in mind, designs like this Womens Diamond Pattern Summer Dress are a great way of balancing style with practicality throughout periods of hot weather. Made with 100% cotton, the dress flows freely and leaves your arms and shoulders open to the air, helping you soak up the sun without overheating in the process.
For men looking to beat the heat this year, these Brave Soul Over The Knee Cargo Shorts are perfect for getting out and about whether you’re taking to grill for an early barbecue or simply lounging in the garden. Their 100% cotton build means that you’re guaranteed comfort and softness, and with a total of five pockets, there’s plenty of room for your phone, wallet and keys. Try pairing these with this Front Row Mens Denim Shirt for the perfect sun-ready outfit.
It goes without saying that kids should always make the most of warmer weather whenever the opportunity presents itself, and in the likely event that they’ve already outgrown last years’ sun-friendly garments, these Brave Soul Denim Shorts are perfect for kids embarking on outdoor adventures. With its cute, Hawaiian flower pattern and strappy design, this Floral Pattern Dress is another great option for girly girls looking to have fun in the sun throughout the coming months.
By now we’re sure you’re more than ready to stow away your winter wellies and trade them in for something lighter and brighter. These Mirak Mens Yachtmaster Slip-On Shoes are a great casual and colourful choice, perfect for pairing with cargo or board shorts, and these comfortable Cotswold Summer Sandals are perfect for ladies looking to relax with friends at informal warm weather get-togethers.
Be sure to check out our full range of shirts, shorts and dresses at Universal-Textiles.com!
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As any child between the age of five and fifteen will tell you, the half-term break is fast approaching. Yes, you may have only just recovered from Christmas, but next week they’ll spill out of the school-gates and be ready to run wild once again. Here are our top buys to ensure your little ones make the most of their time off.
Although a seaside paddle may still be a few months off, a day out at the local pool is sure to entertain your brood (and hopefully wear them out nicely too!). With an elasticated, drawstring waist and in a choice of three colours, these Cargo Bay Boys Hawaiian Print Swimming Shorts are perfect for young swimmers looking to take to the water, and this vibrant Heart Prink Halterneck Swimming Costume is ideal for girls who want to stand out from the crowd.
Whilst spring may (finally) be rearing its head, there’s no guarantee that Mother Nature’s going to give us an easy ride as we slide into summer. So, whilst you’re planning your next big adventure, slip these B&C Sirocco Lightweight Jackets into their backpacks. Designed with the K-Way system, they’re easy to fold into the small pouch attached to the jacket, making it the perfect answer to an unexpected rain shower. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.
Whatever your kids are passionate about, half-term is the perfect time to indulge their interests. If you’ve got a budding baker in the family, brighten up the kitchen (and protect their clothes!) with the Premier Kids Bib Apron. For the sportier youngster, these Lotto Spider Football Boots are sure to go down a treat, with a Velcro fastener and six removable studs making them ideal for the pitch. If your little ones are more interested in ballet than the ball, these Full Foot Silky Dance Tights will ensure they’re ready to take to the stage.
If the idea of entertaining your kids for a whole two weeks has already got you biting your nails then there’s no sense in waiting until half-term winds down to buy your back-to-school supplies. With a stylish black finish and Velcro straps for security, these Mirak school shoes are perfect for their return to the playground, and in both boys and girls styles there’s something for everyone. P.E. supplies are also sorted thanks to this kids Unisex Sport Polo Shirt and these Shadow Stripe Sports Shorts, and this smart Quadra Kids Backpack is perfect for keeping their belongings safe and sound during the hustle and bustle of the school run.
Be sure check out Universal Textiles’ full children’s range for further inspiration!
Whether for a holiday or a family barbeque, a quality pair of Men’s Shorts are a must have for the summer. Here at Universal Textiles we have plenty to choose from, so here is just a sample of what we have to offer.
These Brave Soul Mens Cargo Shorts are great summerwear. Made from 100% cotton, they are of the high quality you would expect from Brave Soul. They come with a stylish striped belt and are available in burgundy and teal. The comfortable fit makes them perfect for casual wear, whilst they would also make a great addition to many a holiday suitcase this summer.
The Cargo Bay Shorts are another excellent pair of casual shorts. Adorned with an ever-popular camouflage design and made from 100% cotton, these comfortable and quality shorts would be great for enjoying many a summers day in.
Great for both work and casual wear, these RTY Mens Cargo Shorts have been hugely popular with our customers so far this summer. They have several deep, secure pockets to keep all your valuables in and are durable as well as being comfortable and lightweight. Available up to 5XL, these shorts would be ideal if you’re planning any DIY this summer or sadly have to be at work in the great summer weather!
For those of you planning a more active summer, the KooGa Murrayfield Shorts are just one of our great range of sports shorts available on our website. These have an elasticated drawstring waist and are incredibly lightweight. The quality of fabric means they are sure to survive several games in the park and other, more serious, sporting activities.
A timeless design, these Soulstar Denim Shorts are an incredible 50% off, so get them now before they sell out! They have a washed denim look, zip pockets and turn-up at the knee. A must have for so many during the summer months, these comfortable shorts have all the qualities needed to become a summer regular.
Lastly, for those of you who are looking forward to spending your summer by the pool, the Brave Soul Swimshorts are both perfect for swimming and casual wear. Fully lined and available in three colours, these versatile checked shorts are a holiday must have.
To view our full range of Men’s Shorts, click here.
With the school holidays beginning, many parents will be looking to purchase a few extra clothes for their kids in anticipation of a busy summer. At Universal Textiles we have clothing they’ll love at great prices. From top brands such as Tombo and Caterpillar, these durable garments will keep your kids going through the summer. Here we will look at some of the Boy’s T-Shirts and Shorts we have on offer.
Firstly, we have the SG Heavyweight T-Shirt and the Gildan Heavy Cotton T-Shirt. Both are available in a variety of colours and constructed with fine knit so as to provide superb shape retention, meaning they will survive various trips to the park and the like. At under £2 each they offer great value for money without compromising on quality.
Next we have this Humbugz Supersoft Baseball T-Shirt. Specialising in Children’s clothing, Humbugz products are finished to a high standard and made from quality materials. This particular T-Shirt is made from 100% ring-spun cotton, it offers a supersoft feel and comfortable fit. It is available in three designs and has longer sleeves to keep your children protected from the sun.
We have a wide range of T-Shirts from Caterpillar which prove ever popular with kids and parents. This Caterpillar Earth Moving T-Shirt is just one of these items. Adorned with fun print designs on the front, these are durable garments which will maintain their shape. Plus we are currently offering 23% off our range of Boy’s Caterpillar T-Shirts, making it a great time to buy.
As well as T-Shirts, we also have an excellent range of Boy’s Shorts. These Brave Soul Cargo Shorts are proving a particularly popular choice. A simple yet classic design, they are made from 100% cotton. They also have several pockets and come in a variety of colours, making them ideal for the summer.
Lastly, two pairs of shorts perfect for sports and activity. The Tombo Teamsport Shorts and the Spalding Training Shorts are both made from smooth, lightweight fabric. They have an elasticated waistband and come in several colours. The Tombo shorts also have a mesh lining and are currently at 31% off.
It’s shaping up to be another great summer of sport and now we have the weather to match! So whether you’re inspired to pick up your racquet or jump on your bike, we have the perfect products for you!
Firstly we’d like to introduce a brand new range from Tombo. As a company they pride themselves on providing ‘affordable, high quality multi-sport apparel’ such as this Tombo Teamsport Mens Performance Wicking T-Shirt. It comes in a variety of colours and is made from Aridus Dri moisture wicking fabric, which is designed to keep the wearer dry and cool. These are ideal for summer sporting activities, and with 31% off across our mens and womens Tombo Teamsport range, now is the time to buy.
Other top quality sporting garments we offer include this Fruit Of The Loom Mens Vest, made from 97% Heather Grey Cotton and 3% Polyester. Whilst for women we have a Kariban Sport T-Shirt made with quick drying lightweight fabric. Both would be great for a day at the park or more serious sporting activities!
Next, if you’re a keen cyclist or the Tour de France has made you want to give it a go, we offer these Spiro Padded Cycling Shorts. Available for men and women, they are made with soft athletic Cool-Dry performance fabric, designed to keep the skin cool and comfortable.
Lastly, we know with all this activity you’ll need an excellent pair of trainers! The Mirak Womens Trainers are a vented shoe, helping you stay cool in the summer. We also have the ever popular Dunlop Green Flash Trainers, a classic design which has been around for over 50 years.
So whatever your sporting ambitions this summer, make sure you come to Universal Textiles!