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Grab A Bargain In The B&C Clothing Sale

Here at Universal Textiles we love a good bargain, and that includes the ones we offer to our customers! This week marks the start of the B&C sale, with sizable price cuts applied to the brand’s full range. Take a look at our choice picks below!

First up we have the B&C Childrens Sirocco Lightweight Jacket. Just in time for half term, this piece boasts a double-slider zip system and comes in a choice of six colours including green, yellow and royal blue. The jacket also incorporates the K-Way system, allowing it to fold into a small pouch when not needed. With this ultra-portable approach and 24% shaved off the original price-tag, it’s the perfect way to keep your little ones dry this Easter.

Don’t let the April showers fool you, summer is on the Horizon. If you’re searching for a casual, lightweight garment to keep you cool throughout the warmer months, look no further than the B&C Ladies Patti Tank Top Vest. Bringing together a wide crew-neck collar and double-stitched arm-holes, this 100% cotton piece will ensure that you feel the sun on your skin whether you’re at home or abroad, and at just £4.24 you can shop guilt-free!

The B&C Mens Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt is perfect for the office worker looking to stay sharp this Spring-time. Made of high quality Oxford fabric with an Easy Care finish, this piece offers a sleek, button-down collar and comes in a choice of five colours, including Blue Chip and Silver Moon. With 23% knocked off the original price, it’s a stylish purchase at an affordable price for any formal occasion.

The B&C Real+ Thermo-Isolated Jacket is a must-have for those who don’t let the weather stop them from getting out and about. Available in both mens and womens sizes and in a selection of six colours, the Jacket offers protection from the elements with its waterproof and windproof build, as well as its warm quilt padding and a concealed drawstring hood. With almost a quarter of the original price slashed, it’s essential for any outdoor adventurer at £29.24.

Click here to see the full range of items in the B&C sale, happy shopping!

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Find The Perfect Gift For Mother’s Day

As your mum will no doubt have tried to subtly tell you, this Sunday marks the return of Mother’s Day. If the idea of the search for the perfect present is already leaving you weary, take a look at our very own gift guide for Mothering Sunday 2014.

With warmer weather hopefully on the horizon, make sure your mum is ready for summer with our range of strappy maxi dresses. Available in sizes 8 to 22, this Feather Print Maxi Dress comes in a choice of two vibrant colours, and the lightweight, 100% cotton design is perfect for warm weather at home or abroad.

With full waterproofing and an easy pull-on design, the Cotswold PVC Long Wellington will ensure that your mum is prepared for whatever the British summer throws at us, and with a range of styles ranging from floral to leopard print, she’ll always be sure to stand out from the crowd.

When it comes to the difficult job of present hunting, appealing to your mum’s softer side rarely fails. With his fluffy brown fur and friendly face, our Mumbles Bracken Plush Teddy Bear will be no exception. Made of soft fabric and with a bean-stuffed interior, Bracken is available in small, medium and large sizes.

With its colourful, dotted design, this Ladies Walking Umbrella will appeal to the mum who takes accessorizing seriously. Available in pink, purple, and black, the 97cm span will keep your mum safe and dry through many an April shower.

This Heart Print Sweater is another great way to show your mum you care. In a choice of black with red or cream with pink, this knitted, square neck pullover offers both style and comfort with its contrast pattern and soft material, and is available in small, medium and large sizes.

This lightweight, Spot Design Scarf is perfect for long walks through the countryside during the summer months, and in a range of six colours including black, fuchsia and pink, there’s a style to suit every outfit.

If your mum is the type to put comfort first, our range of women’s dressing gowns are sure to bring a smile to her face. The Spot Print Supersoft Dressing Gown offers warmth for wearers looking to relax in bed or around the home, and the fleece rope belt will ensure that your mum stays cosy all through the year.

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A Range of Christmas Products

This week we’re offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of fun Christmas Products to help you get in the festive spirit! Find hats, socks, onesies and much more for all the family. Below we take a look at a small selection of our festive products available.

From Sweater Shop we have a great range of fun Christmas and anti-Christmas sweatshirts, including this Ho! Ho! No Sweatshirt. These British designed quality sweatshirts are made from a rich cotton blend. Choose from a range of quirky designs including We Three Robins and Bah! Humbug, ideal as a gift for those who love and loathe Christmas!

This Men’s Christmas Onesie is perfect for wearing on Christmas morning. The soft fleece onesie has a hood and is decorated with classic Christmas images including Christmas trees and turkeys. A women’s style is also available.

Few things say Christmas more than a pair of novelty socks. Choose from Men’s, Kid’s and these Women’s Novelty Christmas Socks, all of which make for a fun stocking filler. Featuring snowman, Christmas tree, reindeer and other designs, these cotton rich socks are soft and comfortable.

Keep warm this winter with a Christmas Winter Bobble Hat. In reindeer and snowflake designs, these ribbed hem hats maintain heat whilst providing a comfortable fit.

We also stock a range of Children’s and Babies Christmas products including this Babies Santa’s Little Helper Hooded Snowsuit. The fleece lined suit has ears, mittens and built in booties. With a soft reindeer on the front, this would make for a wonderful Christmas outfit for a baby boy or girl.

View our full selection of Christmas products here.

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A Selection of Sweater Shop Products

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.

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Sweater Shop has Arrived!

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.

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Choosing Women’s Hoodies, Sweatshirts and Cardigans

With the glorious summer weather temporarily on hold, you may need more than the T-shirts, shorts and dresses this week. At Universal Textiles we have a variety of hoodies, sweatshirts and cardigans ideal for cool summer evenings and those chillier days. Light layering, as it’s often known, allows you to be prepared for all weathers and temperatures, without being weighed down by cumbersome garments when it stays warm. Below we take a look at just a few on offer.

We begin with this Gildan Crewneck Sweatshirt. Made with the quality you would expect from Gildan, this sweatshirt has a soft feel and heavy blend to keep you comfortable and warm. The classic crewneck design is available in 26 colours, making it the perfect garment to wear when the temperature drops.

The cardigan is great piece for this time of year, and one such example is this Plain Long Sleeve Cardigan. Loose fitting and lightweight, it’s provides an ideal solution when out on a summer evening. This particular cardigan is fitted with two pockets and available in six colours.

Hoodies such as this SG Full Zip Hoodie are also suited to summer casual wear. With a full front zip and waffle fabric in the hood, this cool lightweight garment will keep you warm without being stuffy. The hoodie also has the additional bonus of a pocket for your MP3 player and buttonhole opening for earphone cables.

Another hoodie on offer is the Fruit of the Loom Fitted Hoodie. A high quality garment, it provides greater shape retention than many others and an extremely soft feel. Fitted to the feminine form, this simple, classic and high quality item is available in ten unique colours.

Perfect for wearing over a shirt or blouse, this Henbury Fine Knit V-Neck Jumper will add a touch of understated sophistication and class to many an outfit. Ideally suited to both casual and formal wear, this lightweight fitted jumper is available in three colours.

Lastly, we have a new range of Extra Long Jumpers, including this Cable Knit Casual Short Sleeved Extra Long Jumper. They can be worn both as an individual piece with tights or leggings or as layering for an existing outfit. Made from high quality fabric and available in a variety of designs, these make an excellent addition to your wardrobe throughout the year.

To view our full range of Women’s Hoodies, Sweatshirts and Cardigans click here.

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