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Make Cold Winters Warmer with Thermal Underwear

In order to choose good quality women’s thermal underwear, you need to understand the differences between the most common types available. They are available in a wide range of fabrics—including cotton, wool, fabric blends, and smart fabrics. You should also consider the weight as well as the usage specifications of the women’s thermals you want to buy.

Cotton women’s thermal underwear is perfectly fine for when you’re staying indoors and don’t intend to participate in cold weather sports, camping, or hiking. They provide extra warmth, but they do not wick moisture away and are therefore unsuitable for outdoor activities.

The next most common material used for women’s thermals is wool, which tends to be a bit more expensive but worth the money. Wool thermal underwear can provide you superior warmth while allowing moisture to escape, thereby keeping you dry. They are fantastic for staying in as well as doing light outdoor activities, like an easy hike.

If you intend to participate in high-action winter sports like skiing or snowboarding, consider buying thermal underwear made of special fabric blends—typically a mix of spandex, polyester, and wool. These types of women’s thermals offer superior warmth and moisture control, making them perfect for athletic activities. In addition, some manufacturers have incorporated their thermals with odour control technologies.

Aside from fabric, you should also look at weight when shopping for thermal underwear. Lightweight varieties are best for high-level activities but may not be the optimum choice for extreme cold. Heavy weight fabrics—often labelled ‘expedition’ weight in the active wear industry—are a great choice for extreme cold. For everyday use, mid-weight fabrics will do.

A lot of women’s thermal underwear these days have added performance features. For example, some thermal shirts have thumbholes so that the arm sleeves stay in place and don’t roll up under your sweater or jacket. The best thermal underwear for layering doesn’t have zippers or fasteners that may interfere with your outer layers.

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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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Great Reductions Across Our Range of Scarves

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.

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Huge Savings on FLOSO Winter Hats!

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.

To shop our range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Winter Hats, follow the links.

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Premium Thermal Socks

As a supplier of socks for over 25 years, we consider ourselves experts in the field. We stock a large range of socks made to keep you warm now the temperatures have dropped. To help you prepare for the cold months ahead (and to save a few pennies when restocking the sock draw), we’re offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of socks next week.

As with our thermal underwear, we have worked for many years refining our premium thermal socks range so as to bring you the highest quality socks available, such as these FLOSO Men’s 1.9 Tog Thermal Socks (Pack of 6). A sock’s TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) rating is a measure of its thermal ability. Hence, the higher the TOG rating, the better it is at keeping you warm.

These close fitting thermal socks entrap heat and aid the regulation of the core body temperature. They also have high wicking capabilities which mean as well as maintaining heat they also rapidly extract moisture, keeping the feet comfortable. Our FLOSO socks are also knitted with high bulk acrylic yarn, giving them extra thermal warmth. An example of our premium FLOSO range is the FLOSO Ladies Thermal Wool Blended Socks (Pack of 3).

Being of such high quality, our thermal socks allow you spend prolonged periods in the cold and keep your feet comfortable. Thus they are perfect for winter sports. This is the case with our Mens High Performance Thermal Ski Socks, which have padded shin bone protection and ankle support. They also have a comfort fit top and grip zones allowing extra support.

Made from the highest quality fabrics, our thermal socks really are a winter essential. We have a wide range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s thermal socks and stock Men’s in extra large sizes (UK 11-14).

To view our full range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s socks, click their respective links.

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Choosing Trousers and Bottoms

At Universal Textiles we’re offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off trousers and bottoms this week. An essential part of any wardrobe, yet with so much choice it can be difficult to decide which style to purchase. Here we take a look at some of our Men’s and Ladies products available, helping you make an informed decision.

Our premium FLOSO range offers high quality goods at affordable prices. Loved by many of our customers and exclusive to Universal Textiles in the UK, the FLOSO Mens Jogging Bottoms are just one example of this great range. Made with high quality fabric with a soft inner lining for extra comfort, they are available in four colours. The jogging bottom is great for both comfortable loungewear and sporting activity, with this particular pair having two side pockets with zips to keep your belongings secure whilst partaking in sport.

We offer a wide range of casual trousers for both men and women from Brave Soul, including these Brave Soul Mens Contrast Trousers. The striking design of contrast panelling on the pockets and waistband gives these classic trousers an individual twist. Made from 100% cotton, they are both excellent quality and a comfortable fit.

With the weather having taken something of an unpredictable turn, you may find yourself needing a pair of Regatta Waterproof Trousers. Lightweight, and thus easy to transport, these trousers can be worn as an individual piece as well as over other garments. As well as being waterproof, they are also windproof and have taped seams so as to keep the elements out. Made by Regatta, these products carry the mark of quality expected from their range.

These Brave Soul Women’s Skinny Jeans are one of many products in our extensive range of Women’s trousers. These particular jeans are made in the classic five pocket design and come in three colours. A quality and timeless design, they are suited to casual wear or evenings out. Keep an eye on our range of jeans over the coming months as new products will be added!

A great piece of casualwear now, in the form of these Women’s Linen Trousers. With a drawstring and elasticated waist, they are ideal for relaxing. The lightweight fabric also makes them suited to holidaying in warmer climes.

Finally we have a pair of Skinni Fit Women’s Cargo Trousers. A great everyday pair of trousers, they are available in both sand and black. With a drawstring at the hem and three large pockets, these high quality great fitting trousers are ideal throughout the year.

To view our full range of Men’s and Women’s trousers, follow the link.

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