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Choosing Men’s and Women’s Hoodies

A casual and sportswear essential, the Hoodie is a staple of many a wardrobe. Easy to throw on for an extra layer of warmth, the timeless design comes in many variations. In time for the colder weather, Universal Textiles is offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of Hoodies next week! Below we take a look at some of our bestselling Men’s and Women’s Hoodies to give you a taster of what’s on offer.

First up, we have this Unisex College Hoodie from AWDis. The plain hoodie comes in 49 different colours and is great as a versatile and understated addition to your wardrobe, as well as being perfect for printing. With ribbed cuffs and a kangaroo pouch it has all the essentials required from a hoodie, with an outstanding price of under £9 next week.

From the trusted Caterpillar brand, we have this durable Trademark Hooded Sweatshirt. Great for on and off the work-site, this cotton heavy hoodie has a rib trim to aid shape retention. With the famous CAT logo printed on the front, this fleece lined hoodie is a warm and comfortable garment for the winter.

As well as pull-overs, we also have a great choice of zip-up hoodies. One example is this Gildan Men’s Vintage Hoodie. The hoodie is made with an air jet yarn which gives it a softer feel and no pilling. The heavy blend high quality hoodie has an unlined hood and contrast drawcord providing a contrasting retro look.

Our great choice of Women’s hoodies includes this AWDis Longline Hoodie. This long length feminine cut garment is of the same high quality of the AWDis college hoodie discussed earlier. As with that hoodie, it is available in a variety of colours and is easy to print on if needed.

For extra warmth, this Henbury Women’s Hoodie is a great item to choose. With a double layered hood, the cotton heavy hoodie is warm and comfortable. It has a shaped waist and forward shoulder seam for a more stylish fit. With a front kangaroo pocket and available in three colours, this hoodie would make a great addition to your winter wardrobe.

Lastly, from their superb range of slim fitting stylish clothing, we have this Skinni Fit Women’s Premium Hoodie. As with the Henbury hoodie, this has a double hood with rib panelling detail. The cuffs and waistline of this cotton rich hoodie are also ribbed, with the cuffs having thumb holes for those particularly cold days.

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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 Boy’s T-Shirts and Shorts

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.

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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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