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Hats, Gloves & Scarves
With icy winds and dropping temperatures to contend with, tackling harsh Winter weather can be difficult, and along with hands, your head is the area of the body that feels the bite of the cold the most. It goes without saying that an appropriate hat should be a staple of everyone’s winter wardrobe, but if you’re still looking for the perfect design to keep you warm over the coming months, Universal Textiles has everything you need to keep the cold at bay without compromising on style. Check out our top picks for winter hats below!
For men, this Fairisle Pattern Bobble Hat boasts a brushed acrylic build, ensuring a super-soft feel that nicely compliments its traditional knitted look and stylish Fairisle design. Available in a choice of 2 colours, shoppers can even pick up a matching scarf for the perfect co-ordinated winter look! For those aiming to keep things simple, this Floso Winter Melange Hat offers top quality insulation courtesy of trusted thermal experts Thinsulate, and contains an internal fleece layer to lock in heat for longer.
We also stock a versatile range of hats and headbands for ladies, with a design to suit whatever style you’re searching for. With a built in water resistant and windproof membrane this Cable Knit Bobble Hat is a fashionable but practical choice, with a special Thinsulate thermal layer helping to keep the wearer warm. Those seeking something a little different should look no further than this Floso Thermal Trapper Hat, with its faux fur trim and bold purple colour ensuring that it stands out from the crowd.
Whether they’re into Teddy Bears or Monsters, Spongebob or Hello Kitty, we’re sure to stock a style that’ll keep your little ones happy and warm through Winter. Parents seeking a practical option will no doubt love this Yoko Unisex Winter Hat, offering effective Thinsulate thermal protection in a choice of eight vibrant colours, and this Hi-Vis Beanie Hat also boasts special Scotchlite banding, perfect for making sure they’re visible on the walk home from school on dark and misty evenings.
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Thermal clothing is the perfect way to keep extra warm throughout Autumn and Winter. They are also useful if you want to keep the cold out while playing winter sports or simply enjoying the outdoors. This is why you need to shop for high-quality thermal clothing. The next time you go shopping for winter thermals, keep these important tips in mind:
- Check the materials. When it does to thermal wear, it’s all about the fabric. Low-quality thermal underwear does not wick your sweat away, leaving you feeling wet and cold. It’s a good idea to spend a little bit more money on “wicking” thermal clothes made of materials that easily spread out moisture. You want a thermal garment that moves sweat away from your skin and dries quickly. Look for thermal clothing that is made with lightweight and stretchable materials like spandex and polyester, so they easily balance moisture and temperature. Try to avoid polypropylene because it tends to retain odour and becomes stinky.
- Fleece is fantastic and you can’t go wrong with it. It’s a tried and tested insulator, making it perfect if you spend a lot of time outdoors. It still performs even when wet, and it dries quickly because the material spreads the moisture out.
- Layering is the key to staying warm. Invest on thermal sweaters, turtlenecks, pullovers, and vests. If you are outdoors a lot, you need an exterior layer that repels water from snow, rain, or sleet, and effectively blocks wind.
- Protect your face, neck, head, and extremities. Did you know that 60% of your
body heat escapes from your head? Preserve that heat by wearing a thick,
insulating hat. A fleece neck gaiter or scarf is also recommended to cover your neck area. You also need insulated gloves and medium-weight or lightweight thermal socks.
No matter where you are headed for the summer, there are certain things that you should always keep handy to stay stylish, fashionable, and ready for any summer escapade and activity. Shop for these summer essentials only from the most trusted online retailers and you will be all set for an unforgettable summer vacation:
• Summer Hat – hats are rarely given the attention that they deserve, but they are very practical, especially during days when the sun is high up. They can also be very fashionable additions to your summer wardrobe, especially when you find a summer hat that goes with all your summer dresses and getups. You will avoid burning your face and protect your hair from sun damage while keeping a fashionable get-up.
• Swimwear – whether you prefer a one-piece suit, a two-piece bikini, a good pair of trunks or some surf shorts, carrying around a nice pair of swimwear is essential during summer, when there are plenty of opportunities for water activities.
• White cotton/linen Shirt – White is the most neutral colour you can wear for summer. It is also designed to keep the heat away from the body. A nice and crisp cotton T-shirt or polo will not only look great, but keep you cool as well.
• Summer scarf – Scarves are probably the most versatile accessories you can own. A lightweight scarf with fun patterns in all kinds of summer colours is the best accent for your plain white shirt or any other outfit you have on. They also come in handy when you have to cover up while wearing your swimsuit.
• Waterproof bag – Beach hopping is one of the most fun activities to do during hot summer spells. Having a waterproof bag where you can keep all your essential belongings while you enjoy the water keeps your gadgets, wallet, and all other personal belongings dry and safe from water damage.
Unfortunately it’s back to work with the New Year and if your steel toe caps have given up protecting your toes it’s probably time to invest in some new work wear. But don’t worry if you’re running slightly low on funds after Christmas, we’ve got plenty of bargains to keep you well equipped at work.
Practicality can often be slightly boring but these Blackrock Fur lined Rigger Boots are not only great for keeping your feet safe with a steel toe cap and midsole, they’re also fur lined for extra comfort and warmth.
If you work indoors but still need protective footwear these Amblers Steel Safety Slip-On Women’s Shoes are perfect for industrial office use, they’re smart and do a great job of disguising the fact that they’re steel capped.
Aside from footwear we’ve also got a huge range of High Visibility clothing, including everything from hats to overalls. This Yoko Unisex Hi-Vis Thermal Thinsulate Beanie Hat can be worn alone or under a helmet and is great for being seen on those grey and rainy days. As well as the classic Hi-Vis vest, like this Dickies Highway Safety Waist Coat there’s lots of warmer options to keep you seen. The Portwest Hi-Vis Traffic Jacket is hooded, storm-proof and quilted for extra warmth.
For a good quality coverall, try these Panoply Mach 6 Panostyle Overalls. Available in grey and navy and equipped with 7 functional pockets and an elasticated waist for comfort, they offer the best blend of style and practicality.
For our full range of work wear and accessories visit our website.
With Christmas just around the corner, you’ll be looking for those extra stocking fillers for the kids this Christmas. Featuring many of their favourite characters and brands at prices you’ll love, find great Christmas gifts at Universal Textiles. Choose from a wide range of Children’s clothing and accessories, including Onesies, Bedding, Sweaters and much more. Below we review a select few of these products.
A real favourite amongst kids, this Angry Birds Hat, Gloves and Scarf Set would make a great stocking filler. Featuring the star characters of the original Angry Birds games, this warm winter set will be great for wrapping up on the cold walks to school in the new year.
We have a large selection of Kid’s Onesies in multiple colours and designs. Always a hit on Christmas morning, our range of high quality Onesies include these Fireman Sam and Barbie design Onesies. Made from a snug fleece fabric, these Oneises both come in two designs. With a zip through front and ribbed cuffs, these Onesies are both warm and comfortable.
One of our most popular ranges is our selection of Children’s Character Bedding. This high quality bedding can be found at some of the cheapest prices online. One set in this range is this Toy Story Bedding Set. This set includes a single duvet cover and pillowcase and has a reversible design, giving them twice as much Toy Story to enjoy!
Lastly, prepare them for the new school term with one of our lunch boxes. This Moshi Monster Lunch Box has proved to be a hit with Kids as well as parents due to its easy clean design! The lunch box has a strong fabric handle and a name tag on the back.
So avoid the last minute rush this Christmas and do your Christmas shopping on Universal Textiles today.
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.
Get ready for the Cold Snap with Universal Textiles’ Winter Survival Kits.
With the temperatures set to plummet, we have put together a collection of low cost Survival Kits to help you through the cold.
Kits include Thermal Underwear, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Fleeces, Jackets, Socks, High-Visibilty Vests and Bags.
To view the full Survival Kits and read more about the products and upcoming weather, click here.
As with our Hats and Gloves, our range of Winter Scarves has also been reduced by up to an extra 50% in anticipation of the cold weather. Plus next week newsletter subscribers will receive a further 15% off our entire range of Scarves and Hat, Gloves and Scarf sets. Below we look at a few of the products available in this offer.
From the premium FLOSO brand we have a great selection including the Mens Fleece Thermal Winter Neck Snood and the Mens Plain Thermal Polar Fleece Winter Scarf. Both are made with a warm fleece fabric which will keep you warm in even the coldest of conditions. Ideal for winter sports and everyday wearing, the snood can also be adjusted depending on the temperature and the preference of the wearer.
Next, from Sweater Shop, we have this fantastic Unisex Dogtooth Scarf. At an incredible 50% off, this British made scarf is made of a rich cotton and wool blend. Never compromising on quality, this long scarf would make a great accessory or Christmas present this winter.
As well as Scarves, our Hat, Gloves and Scarf sets are also reduced. One such set is the Ladies Spots Fleece Thermal Winter Scarf, Gloves & Hat Set. The stylish leopard design with give you a striking look, whilst the thermal fleece fabric from which they are made will keep you warm.
Reductions can also be found on our Children’s Scarves and Sets, this includes the Girl’s Hooded Winter Scarf. This soft knit scarf will keep both their face and neck warm and comes in five different colours. Buy for under £5 this week.
We also have a great selection of Children’s Hat, Gloves & Scarf Sets from many of their favourite characters including this Boys Angry Birds Hat, Gloves & Scarf Set. Made from high quality warm fabrics, these sets are in designs they’ll love at prices you’ll love.
To view our full range of scarves, click here.
As Winter Clothing Specialists, here at Universal Textiles we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality range of cold weather clothing. This includes our excellent selection of Winter Gloves. With an extra 50% off many of our gloves (plus further discounts for newsletter subscribers next week), there has never been a better time to stock up on these winter essentials.
Gloves make up a key part of the premium FLOSO range of Winter Clothing, available exclusively from Universal Textiles in the UK. This high quality winter clothing is made to provide the ultimate warmth and comfort. Made with the latest in thermal technologies allowing for the maintenance of warmth and the removal of moisture, a great example of this is the FLOSO Men’s Thermal Thinsulate Knitted Winter Gloves.
Due to the high quality of our gloves, they can be worn for sustained periods in the coldest of conditions. The FLOSO Padded Thermal Ski Gloves are one such pair. Great for winter sports and outdoor working, they have an adjustable Velcro strap for a more secure fit. Suited to all conditions, the gloves are waterproof and also have gripped palms.
For a sharper looking glove equally suited to the commute and weekend walks in the country, we have the FLOSO Men’s Thinsulate Lined Genuine Leather Gloves. Made from quality sheep skin leather, these warm lined gloves are both warm and comfortable.
We also stock a choice of Fingerless Gloves, including these Ladies Fingerless Magic Gloves. Magic Gloves are made to stretch to the size of the wearer’s hand, always providing the perfect fit. These extremely warm gloves come in three striped designs and have grip to provide more security in icy conditions.
Magic Gloves are also ideal for kids, growing with them and saving you a few pennies! These Boys Football Design Magic Gloves are a great example of this. In three fun designs, they are great for running around the sports field this winter or keeping warm on days out.
Lastly we have these Girls Capped Fingerless Patterned Gloves. Capped Gloves are a brilliantly versatile winter garment, able to be worn as both fingerless gloves and mittens. The chunky knit patterned gloves are lovely and warm and would make a great accessory for the winter.
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.