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Our Top Summer Baseball Cap Picks

It’s no secret that when it comes to protecting you and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the sun, a high factor suncream is always the best option. But if you suffer from sensitive skin or simply take your UV prevention seriously, a good sunhat can go a long way to keep harmful radiation at bay. Check out some of our top summer headwear picks below!

Although on first glance this Just Cool Sport Baseball Cap might look simple, internal Neoteric wicking technology and a built-in sweatband makes it the ideal way to manage moisture and perspiration during the warmer months, and with a sturdy, curved peak and a choice of thirty colours, it’s a stylish way to beat the heat this Summer.

For those who require extra ventilation, this Beechfield Trucker Style Snapback Cap is the perfect choice, boasting a full mesh back that allows air to circulate and moisture to escape from within. With a simple snapback fastener it’s easy to adjust to your own specifications, ensuring a comfort fit for both men and women of all ages.

When it comes to sunburn, it’s not just your face that’s vulnerable to harmful UV rays, and legionnaire hats are the perfect investment for those wishing to also protect their neck from the effects of the sun. With an elasticated side adjuster and a fabric drape back, this Result Unisex Legionnaire Cap is a simple but effective way to boost your protection and ward off any unexpected burns.

With the summer holidays approaching, protecting kids as they head out for fun in the sun should be a top priority for parents. With a variety of baseball caps featuring Spiderman, Minnie Mouse, Ben 10 and a whole host of other familiar faces, Universal Textiles has an extensive range of styles and designs to cater to even the most choosy of young customers, perfect for making sure they stay cool in more ways than one!

Check out our full range of baseball caps at Universal-Textiles.com!

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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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Our Top Picks For Summer Shorts

Shorts are easily one of our favourite summer staples, and during the hot weather they’re also one of the most necessary too. Whether you’re into cargo shorts, three-quarter lengths, hot pants or chinos, there’s a style for everyone here at Universal Textiles. Took a look at our top picks below!

Easily one of the most popular styles for men, cargo shorts are great for the beach and other informal summer occasions, with their medium length and crumpled effect fabric making them the perfect choice for casual wear. These 55 Soul Men’s Cargo Shorts are no exception, with their 100% cotton build and a total of six pockets making them a practical and comfortable choice. For those wanting to be a little more adventurous with their colour pallet, these Brave Soul Classic Cargo Shorts come in a choice of orange and blue hues, as well as the standard, sandy beige.

Chino shorts are another style that’s found a firm following amongst male consumers. Cut slightly shorter than their cargo counterparts, their neat design also sheds the crumpled effect for a more presentable look, making them a great choice for more formal summer occasions. These Men’s Pinstripe Lined Chino Shorts are a great example, with their detailed inner lining and turn-up hems providing a sleek, smart finish.

Chino shorts are also a fantastic choice for women, with these Brave Soul Skinny Shorts boasting a similar turn-up hem and a choice of pink, teal and navy designs. Their medium length means that you’ll feel the sun on your skin and avoid overheating, and their cotton rich build ensures a comfortable fit for the hot summer months.

Hot pants are another great option for women looking to work on their tan and beat the heat. These Hot Pants” href=”http://www.universal-textiles.com/UK-UT/utshorts163.php”>Denim Stars And Stripes USA Hot Pants are a fashion-forward choice with an eye-catching design that’ll ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Check out our full range of men’s and women’s shorts at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Choosing Women’s Shorts

skirtThe temperature is rising and we hope that we may finally be able to say “Summer is here!” You may need to re-stock on your summer clothes, so why not browse our range of shorts we have available this summer. To help you choose, we have a compared a few…

Firstly we have a pair of hot pants from Brave Soul. They have two pockets on the front and two on the back. Made with 97% Cotton and 3% Elastene, and available in two colours; pink and green. They are perfect for festivals in the sun.

Secondly we have a pair of Craghoppers Nosilife Insect Repellent Shorts, with a dry bag in the cargo pocket, a permanent insect repellent which will not diminish with washing and elasticated waist at the sides, perfect for holiday excursions.

Next, we have another pair of Brave Soul summer shorts, these also have two front and back pockets and are made with 97% Cotton and 3% Elastene, available in Lilac, Mint and Orange, these are perfect for wearing in the garden for BBQs.

These Lotto Racquet Tennis Skorts are perfect for sport. With a fully elasticated waistband and contrast piping to give that little bit of detail. This garment is a mix of shorts and a skirt (hence the name Skort), with the protection of shorts and the style of a skirt, they are made with 100% Polyester with fast drying properties.

Lastly we have another Skort, this time from Rhino. This stretch fabric allows movement and comfort, making it ideal for netball, hockey, lacrosse and many other sports.

So whether you want shorts for sport or for summer wearing, browse our full range here and you are sure to find something that suits you.

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Choosing Women’s Summer Dresses

51pXkL6a0eL._SS290_The weather is warming up and the sun is shining, so why not browse our range of summer dresses? Dresses are perfect for summer, with so many bright colours, fabrics and styles available they really get you in the mood for cocktails, parties and getting outdoors. But how do you find your perfect summer dress? Well, we have a few options…

Firstly, we have a Zebra and Flower print 3-in-1 Dress, which is our most popular summer dress. This dress has an elasticated top and can be worn as either a skirt, a strapless dress or as a halter neck dress. This dress is made with 100% Cotton and with its beautiful print, you can see why it is so popular.

Next, we have a Jersey T-shirt Dress from Bella, a popular American brand, this dress has a crew neck, short sleeves and a vintage wash. This dress would look great with leggings or can also be worn as a long T-Shirt.

Another 3-in-1 dress, this delicate Floral Pattern Dress is so pretty. This pattern is so subtle and cute, this dress is a nice length, long enough to wear without tights but still short enough to show off your tan. This dress would look great worn with some girly accessories such as a flower garland headband.

This Dress from Brave Soul has a really bright pattern and is perfect for holidays or garden parties. Made with 100% Cotton, it’s lightweight and perfect for this time of year.

Lastly, we have a Maxi Dress with a Symmetrical Print. This maxi dress would make a great evening outfit when paired with a some heels and a statement clutch bag. Maxi dresses look great on anyone and the long flowing fabric is great for giving an elegant silhouette and can even make you look taller.

Now you just have to decide which one you are going to wear first! Browse our full range here.

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Buying Mens Flip Flops

flipSummer is here and most of us are thinking about our holidays, dreaming of having a week in the sun, soaking up some sand, sea and sunshine. You also have to start thinking about packing your suitcase and what you’re going to wear. One of the essentials has to be footwear, and nothing says beach holiday like flip flops do.

Flip flops have a timeless design, and haven’t really changed much since the Ancient Egyptians wore them in 4,000 BC, although the name ‘Flip Flop‘ did not come into use until 1972. The design has always consisted of one strap which goes between the toes with a rubber, foam or sometimes leather sole. Flip flops are great as they allow and sand and sea to pass over the shoe instead of getting stuck in your shoes. These days the designs are bright, colourful and bold yet still retain the simple style.

Browse our range of colourful range of mens flip flops here.

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Summer Special – Save 43%

summerIn this week’s newsletter we are offering an extra 15% discount on our Summer Special, meaning you could potentially save up to 43%!

Summer is well and truly on its way so it is time to start thinking about your summer wardrobe. We have a brand new range of products including summer dresses and shorts. For women, we have lovely Maxi and Jersey dresses. For men, we have some cool and comfortable shorts. Lastly, for girls and boys we have cute dresses and shorts. The time to buy is now, especially with an extra 15% discount for all our subscribers! Don’t miss out!

View our newsletter here and enjoy the massive savings!

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This week’s Giveaway!

dress Following the huge success of our Facebook competition last week, in which we featured a pair of Brave Soul Men’s Swimming Shorts, this week the prize is a Ladies Summer Dress.

This is a lovely Summer Dress. The dress has an elasticated top and can be worn as either a skirt round the waist, a strapless dress or as a halter neck dress. It provides a comfortable fit and is made with 100% Cotton. Perfect for weddings, wine or walks.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is go to our Facebook Page here and like the picture. (You may also have to like the page if you have not done so already) and the winner will be chosen at random next Friday. Good Luck!

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Choosing Summer Hats

capSummer is on it’s way, and with the warmer weather for this weekend, and predictions for next week to be sunny, you might need a new baseball cap. Baseball caps are so useful for where ever you are, at the beach, in the garden or even on a day out.

Baseball caps were first introduced in 1860, and, as the name implies were used in baseball. The basic design has not changed much since they were introduced but the colours and fabrics have and now there are many options to choose from.

We stock a wide selection of caps and hats for everyone. For children – if you are worried about keeping the sun off their faces and for men and women for when you are out and about. Bring on the sunshine and view our range here.

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