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Back to School Special!

The school year is nearly upon us once again, which is why at Universal Textiles we’re offering newsletter subscribers great Back to School offers next week with 15% off our entire schoolwear range. From bags to lunchboxes and socks to sweatshirts, we’ve got products we know your kids will love at price you’ll love. Here we take a look at just a few available.

This KooGa Asymmetric Backpack is ideal for carrying books, a PE kit and much more besides. The quick release Velcro strap makes it easy to take on and off, whilst the bag is A4 folder size making it great for transporting all they need. The bag has several pockets and is of a durable fabric, making it ideal for the school year.

We stock a wide range of lunchboxes, officially branded with all your children’s favourite characters. One such item is this Angry Birds Lunchbox. This high quality lunchbox features many of the characters from Rovio’s hit game and now TV series. Measuring at 23cm x 20cm approximately, there is plenty of room for their food. The box is easily cleaned with a wet cloth and has a name tag on the back so you won’t need to worry if your child misplaces it.

Our selection of kid’s shoes is great for school days and school sports. One such pair is the Mirak Girls Velcro Plimsoll. Priced at an incredible £6.12 for subscribers next week, these Velcro fastening plimsolls have a subtle heart design on the front. The textile upper is both comfortable and durable, with the shoes having a robust rubber sole.

This Soft Shell Jacket from Jerzees will be great for keeping them warm on cold winter days. Renowned for their high quality school apparel, this jacket is highly water resistant and windproof. Available in three colours and great for boys or girls, the jacket is made with 3-layer softshell fabric with breathable membrane and bonded microfleece lining. With several secure zip pockets to safely store bus passes and the like, this is an ideal jacket for school.

Lastly we have two products great for school sport lessons. These Rhino Knee High Socks come in nine colours, meaning we’re sure to have a style your kids will love. The 100% Nylon socks are durable and easily cleaned after a muddy game on the sports field.

These Fruit of the Loom Jogging Bottoms would be ideal for sports on cold days. They have a soft feel, elasticated drawcord waist and are made with the sustained quality expected from Fruit of the Loom. These bottoms are suited to boys and girls and come in three colours.

Our entire range of schoolwear can be found on our website, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive superb weekly discounts.

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Choosing Men’s Women’s and Children’s Polo Shirts

This week we are rewarding newsletter subscribers with an extra 15% off our entire range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Polo Shirts. A classic design suited to any time of year, the Polo Shirt is a stylish and versatile garment. With a wide range of styles and designs available, here we take a look at just a few of the great Polo Shirts we have on offer.

The double stripe tipping on the collar and cuffs of this Fruit of the Loom Mens Polo makes for one of the iconic Polo Shirt designs. Made with 100% cotton, the three button design is simple yet classic. Available in seven colours, this is a great piece for many an occasion.

Like the classic short sleeve polo, the long sleeve design offers an equally fashionable alternative. This Henbury Mens Polo is great as an individual piece or as part of a layered outfit (with a casual jacket for example). The fit is smart enough for work but casual enough to be worn as an everyday piece.

We also stock a wide variety of Women’s Polo Shirts, including this Gamegear Ladies Sleeveless Polo which represents a modern twist on a classic design. It offers the classic roll tip collar and contrast trim, yet the sleeveless design lends itself to sporting activity through increased ease of movement.

An equally sporting design next, in the form of this Front Row Striped Rugby Polo. With the classic rugby collar and long sleeves, this polo has a bold striped design on each arm. The elastane reinforced cuffs give durability and shape retention to this high quality 100% cotton garment. Perfect for walks in the country and the like, the polo comes in a slimmer feminine fit.

Lastly in the women’s section we have the Henbury Ladies Contrast Polo. This stylish slim fit design is an ever popular choice with our customers, with the subtle contrast design under the collar and on the inner placket making this garment both understated and eye-catching.

Our Children’s Polo Shirts are great for both school and casual wear, with this Fruit of the Loom Kids Polo being an example of this. The long sleeve design is great for helping them staying warm on colder days. Made with Easycare fabric, this garment is easy to clean regardless of what your kids manage to get up to!

Great for PE lessons, the Just Cool Sports Polo comes in ten bold colours. Made with Neoteric TM textured fabric, this is a breathable polo shirt which expels moisture quickly from the body keeping your child comfortable when wearing.

To view our full range of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Polo Shirts, click here.

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Choosing Men’s T-Shirts and Tops

For many men, the T-Shirt is an integral part of their day to day attire. A versatile garment suited to many outfits, the T-Shirt can be worn throughout the year. Yet with so many styles and designs to choose from, it can be hard to decide which T-Shirts to buy. Here we take a look at a small selection of the T-Shirts available from Universal Textiles.

The retro styling of the baseball shirt is very much on trend at present, with this Fruit of the Loom Baseball T-Shirt being an example. It is available in both short and long sleeves, with a fine knit gauge making printing easier if required. Made from 100% cotton, this product is both high quality and great value.

The Baseball T-Shirt is just one of our extensive range of Fruit of the Loom T-Shirts and Tops. All made to Fruit of the Loom’s exceptionally high standards whilst also offering incredible value for money, you can understand why products such as this Fruit of the Loom Mens T-Shirt are so popular with our customers.

Now the temperatures are beginning to drop again, this Gildan Long Sleeve T-Shirt will be ideal. Made from heavyweight but breathable fabric, this garment can be worn alone or with a coat or jacket. Available in a multitude of colours, this smart-casual piece is suited to many an occasion.

For those looking for something a little different to the standard T-Shirt, this Canvas Deep V-Neck T-Shirt provides a great alternative. This bold style is very much suited to the modern man and can look great coupled with a pair of skinny jeans on a night out.

Another increasingly popular design is the Y-Neck T-Shirt. This Skinni Fit Buttoned T-Shirt is a great example of this. Styled with a contrasting trim around the neck, arm and hem and with a buttoned neckline (hence Y-Neck), this 100% cotton piece is one of the defining garments of this summer’s fashion.

We also stock several vest tops, both for casual and sporting wear. Two examples of the sporting range are the Gamegear Sleeveless Vest Top and the Hanes Sports Vest Top. Both come in several colours, with the Gamegear top having contrasting side panels. The Hanes top is made from breathable high wicking fabric (which draws moisture from the body) whilst the Gamegear piece is made from Cooltex fabric which improves air circulation and allows moisture to escape.

To view our full range of Men’s T-Shirts and Tops, 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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Choosing Women’s T-Shirts and Tops

The sun is shining down on us, and the winter jumpers have been put firmly to the back of the wardrobe! Here at Universal Textiles we’re offering discounts across our range of T-Shirts and Tops this week, making sure you’re equipped for the heatwave. We’ve got great products from top brands such as Fruit of the Loom and Gildan, plus an extra 15% off all our T-Shirts and Tops for newsletter subscribers this week. Here we shall focus specifically on women’s T-Shirts and Tops, helping you decide which ones to buy.

This Fruit of the Loom Strap Vest offers great value for money. A traditional and established brand, Fruit of the Loom garments are a guarantee of quality. Made from 100% cotton and available in a variety of colours, this timeless design is a summer wardrobe staple.

Next we have this Bella Boxy T-Shirt. Cropped in length and with a wide neck, it is designed with an oversized, relaxed fit to keep you cool this summer. The brand, Bella + Canvas, adheres to the highest and most stringent of quality standards, and this is reflected in this stylish and simple garment.

The Brave Soul Diamante Vest Top offers both practicality and style. Equally suited to casual wear and evenings out, this top provides a fashionable edge to your day to day. Available in a variety of colours, this is one of a range of original vest tops designed by Brave Soul which are available on our website.

We are proud to offer several products from Gildan. They are a brand who not only provide top quality clothing, but also pride themselves on their ethical and environmental practices. The Gildan Short Sleeve T-Shirt and Gildan Vest Top are both made from 100% ringspun cotton. The Tank Top is produced with deluxe 30s soft style yarns and both are made with a tapered fit giving great quality, style and comfort.

Finally, from Bella + Canvas once again, we have this Bella Lightweight T-Shirt. With a relaxed longer body length and deep scoop neck. This lightweight T-Shirt will leave you feeling cool and refreshed whilst providing effortless style this summer.

To view our full range of Ladies T-Shirts and Tops, click here.

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Choosing the right Sports Shorts, T-shirts and Trainers this Summer

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!

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