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Choosing Slippers for the Winter!

With the cold long nights drawing in, there are few things that say ‘snug’ and ‘warm’ more than a good quality pair of slippers.

Here at Universal Textiles we consider ourselves to be winter clothing specialists. This includes our excellent range of slippers, which are reduced by a further 15% for newsletter subscribers next week. From classic to novelty, we have slippers to suit all tastes. Below is just a selection of the slippers we have available.

These Ladies Knit Patterned Slippers are great for the winter months. Available in pink and blue, the heart detailed knit is complemented by a matching bow. The slippers have a soft faux fur trim and lining, making them lovely and warm. These soft and comfortable slippers are great for wearing around the house.

We stock a large variety of animal and novelty slippers. Great as gifts for others or as a treat for yourself, two such pairs are the Ladies Teddy Bear Knit and Ladies Cow Slippers. Knitted in a fairisle pattern and with a faux fur trim and lining, the teddy bear slippers are adorned with a bear’s face atop the foot.

A great and amusing pair, the cow slippers will keep you warm throughout the winter. The soft fleece slippers are decorated with a large face with ears as well as feet at the front of the slippers. Soft and comfortable, make these slippers your regular companion this winter!

We are delighted to be able to offer our customers slippers from premium footwear brand Mirak. With a reputation for stylish and practical footwear, their durable and comfortable slippers include these Men’s Bob Slippers. The cord like slippers have a touch fastening upper and a warm textile lining. The slippers also have vulcanised rubber soles which are thick and long lasting.

As well as ladies, we also offer a great range of men’s novelty slippers. The faux fur Bigfoot Clawed Slippers are great for scaring family and friends alike! The large, boot like slippers have ‘claws’ on the front and a soft lining.

We have a great selection of children’s slippers to keep little feet warm as well! Our range of boot slippers has proved popular across all ages, with the Girls Sequined Boot Slippers being an example of this. The soft fluffy slippers are decorated with sparkling sequins and a bow on the back. They are lined with a warm fleece material and have rubber soles to prevent slipping.

Lastly, from Mirak once again, the Boys Bungle Slippers. These sturdy slippers have Bungle the Bear’s face on the upper and toe as well as sown on ears. The touch fastening slippers have a strong back to support the foot. With a soft fleece lining and thick sole, these slippers will be loved by parents and kids alike!

To view our full range of Men’s, Ladies and Kid’s Slippers, follow the links.

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Choosing Children’s Footwear

At Universal Textiles, newsletter subscribers will receive an extra 15% off our extensive range of footwear this week. Having discussed Men’s and Women’s footwear in recent posts, here we take a look at some of the Kid’s Footwear available to purchase from our online store.

These Hi-Tec Girls Trainers are a high quality pair of durable sports shoes. The sole has excellent grip, making it ideal for all sports surfaces both indoor and out. The lightweight and breathable mesh fabric of the shoe helps keep feet cool and comfortable, whilst the trainers have a stylish silver and pink design.

Perfect for indoor PE lessons and casual wearing, we have these Velcro Plimsolls from Mirak. The white plimsolls are suited to both boys and girls, with strong velcro fastening for a secure fit. The thick rubber soles offer durability and the shoes are easy to clean.

The Macadam Boys Leather Shoes are ideal for formal occasions and as school shoes. Featured is the Bournemouth design of Macadam’s collection, a slip-on leather shoe. Designed with stitching accents and a metal bar across the tongue, the shoe has a small heel for further definition.

Whether for cold winters at home or holidays in the snow, the Mirak Girls Warmlined Boots are great for staying warm. Just one item in our extensive collection of children’s winter wear, the warmlined boots are waterproof and have a synthetic shell offering protection. The adjustable pull tie at the top of the boots helps maintain heat whilst also preventing ice and snow entering the boot if required. Available in two colours, these shoes are a winter must have.

We stock several varieties of Dunlop Wellington Boots for adults and children including the Dunlop Kids Sports Wellington Boots. Made to the high standard one expects from Dunlop, these waterproof PVC wellingtons are durable and adorned with the Dunlop logo. Perfect for staying dry and warm in the wet and cold months, many of our customers trust Dunlop wellingtons throughout the year, join them by purchasing a pair today.

Finally, from our kid’s sportswear section we have these Mirak Velcro Moulded Football/Rugby Boots. The two touch velcro straps make the boots both secure and comfortable. The boots have man-made moulded soles which provide them with excellent grip regardless of the quality of playing surface. The boots have a stitching design and come in black and silver.

To view our full selection of Children’s Footwear, click here.

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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 Women’s Trainers

Great for both fitness and everyday wearing, at Universal Textiles we’re delighted to offer a wide range of Women’s Trainers at great prices. From top brands such as Skechers and Glagla, we provide classic trainers and those with a more modern design. With such a variety to choose from, we take a look at just a few here.

We are excited to be able to offer you a large selection of shoes from the highly reputable Skechers brand. Having been operating for over twenty years, Skechers is a mark of high quality footwear both in performance and fashion.  These Skechers SK12265 Trainers are no exception, offering both comfort and performance. The lace-up design has a soft padded tongue and soft textile lining, providing comfort and also helping to provide support to the feet. The shoes also provides increased ankle support, making them ideal for running.

An environmentally conscious French company still in its relative infancy, Glagla’s rise has been a sharp one due to the quality and innovative nature of their products. Their footwear is ventilated and lightweight, making them incredibly versatile. The Glagla Original Ventilated Trainer is ultra-lightweight and has a Drytech mesh upper providing total air circulation. As with our entire range of Glagla shoes, it is made with a three layered sole with engineered openings to evacuate moisture. The non-marking soles make this shoe ideal for indoor fitness classes and the quick-drying fabric makes them easy to wash and great for watersport.

Another quality shoe from Glagla is the Tivano Tutti Fruti Trainer. With many of the great features of the ventilated trainer, this trainer is of the more classic lace-up design. The shock absorbent soles make these trainers great for rough terrain or sports such as running or tennis where there is repetitive impact.

From Mirak we offer a selection of high quality footwear at great value, with these Contender Velcro Trainers being an example of this. With a leather outer, these velcro fastening trainers are great for sport and casual wear. Available in two colours, the padded tongue and textile lining offer increased foot support.

Also from Mirak, we have these Lace-Up Plimsolls. Great for casual summer wear, this timeless design is incredibly versatile as an addition to many an outfit. They are also great for tennis or light exercise.

Finally from Hi-Tec we have this Classic Squash Trainer. A pioneering brand whose designs are driven by new technologies, these trainers are built for performance. The lightweight shoes are made with a synthetic upper. Ideal for many sports and the gym, the non-marking sole also grips incredibly well.

To view our full range of Women’s Trainers, 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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