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Pick Up A Bargain With Our Special Russell Sale!

This week at Universal Textiles we’re offering customers a special 12% discount off our entire range of Russell clothing, with great designs for both men and women at fantastic low prices. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, there’s a product and style to suit everyone, and to help you on your way we’ve gathered together a few of our favourite picks from the collection! Remember, these discounts are available for one week only! Happy shopping!

Russell are a brand that pride themselves on stocking a quality range of comfortable casual wear, and this Russell Authentic Full Zip Hoodie is certainly no exception. Available for both men and women, it boasts a premium three layer fabric for a fuller feel and extra warmth, and comes in a choice of six different colour designs, each with a soft cotton build.

Although we may officially be in summer, there’s no guarantee that warmer weather is here to stay. If you want to keep comfortable without digging out your winter wear, this Russell Softshell Performance Jacket (mens/womens) is a great way to stay warm and dry throughout the unpredictable British summer. Made from lightweight polyester coated with a water repellent finish, it’s designed to tackle the elements whilst letting skin breathe, making it the perfect remedy to a sudden summer shower.

Modern life can be tough on today’s worker, and if you need help keeping cool when under pressure in the office, then this Rusell Moisture Management Work Shirt (available in men’s and women’s designs) is the ideal purchase. With a cotton rich build that also incorporates a special sweat wicking fabric, it’s designed to provide effective ventilation and ensure that moisture gets drawn away from the skin, keeping you comfortable and dry on even the most stressful of days.

Check out our full range of Russell clothing at Universal-Textiles.com!

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How To Update Your Office Wardrobe

shoesFor some, the importance of dressing for the workplace can get lost during the hustle and bustle of the early morning rush, but in order to perform to the best of your ability you need to be comfortable both mentally and physically in the clothing you select. If you or your loved ones’ workwear wardrobe could do with a little updating, check out our selection of great quality shirts, ties, shoes and accessories below, perfect for any worker looking to be the envy of the office.

A crisp, clean Oxford shirt is a sure-fire way to make a good impression on your colleagues and superiors. This B&C Mens Long Sleeve Shirt is made from genuine Oxford fabric, and has a built-in Easycare finish to ensure that the product is protected against shrinking and creasing during washing and ironing. The female design makes use of the same technology, with both the collar and body also being tailored to be comfortable and flattering for women in the workplace.

Whether you prefer patterns or colours, skinny or standard or knotted or clip-on, a necktie can be a great way for men to inject a little of their own personality into an otherwise drab office uniform. This Premier Mens Coloured Business Tie is available in a choice of over twenty different block colours, with a shade to suit even the most discerning of workers, and it’s a steal with 25% currently slashed from the original retail price.

Perhaps one of the most vital aspects of a successful office wardrobe is your choice of footwear. Whether you’re attending meetings, delivering presentations or sprinting to catch the last train, sturdy and supportive shoes are essential. Crafted from real leather and incorporating soft internal padding, these Cotswold Mens Lace-Up Oxford Shoes are a great choice for the male worker looking to balance practicality with style.  Similarly, these Amblers Ladies Court Shoes boast a genuine leather build and a 1 ¼ inch heel, perfect for a busy day in the office.

Whether you’re looking after confidential papers or simply wanting to protect your shoesvaluables (not to mention your lunch) during the daily commute, a practical and smart-looking work bag can be invaluable. This Shugon Briefcase Bag boasts 11 litres of storage space, with its spacious inner compartment protected by both a zip fastener and a front-folding flap which can be clipped at the bottom for extra security. For those who need a little extra room, this Bagbase Portfolio Briefcase Bag has an extra 4 litres of storage, and comes in shades of blue, black and grey.

Be sure to check out our full range of workwear at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Choosing High Quality Workwear

Unfortunately it’s back to work with the New Year and if your steel toe caps have given up protecting your toes it’s probably time to invest in some new work wear. But don’t worry if you’re running slightly low on funds after Christmas, we’ve got plenty of bargains to keep you well equipped at work.

Practicality can often be slightly boring but these are not only great for keeping your feet safe with a steel toe cap and midsole, they’re also fur lined for extra comfort and warmth.

If you work indoors but still need protective footwear these are perfect for industrial office use, they’re smart and do a great job of disguising the fact that they’re steel capped.live streaming movie Modern Vampires 1998 online

Aside from footwear we’ve also got a huge range of High Visibility clothing, including everything from hats to overalls. This can be worn alone or under a helmet and is great for being 翻墙 seen on those grey and rainy days.  As well as the classic Hi-Vis vest, like this there’s lots of warmer options to keep you seen.  The is hooded, storm-proof and quilted for extra warmth.

For a good quality coverall, try these . Available in grey and navy and equipped with 7 functional pockets and an elasticated waist for comfort, they offer the best blend of style and practicality.

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Choosing Safety Boots

At Universal Textiles we sell a wide range of high quality work wear at affordable prices. Perfectly suited to work or personal use, our Safety Boots are protective, durable and comfortable, complying with the required safety regulations.  Here we take a look at the merits of a small selection of boots available.

The Portwest Steelite Protector Boot is a bestseller on our website due to its quality and exceptional price of just £14.24. The boot provides superb protection thanks to a 200 joule steel toecap, steel midsole and a slip resistant, energy absorbent heel. Made from split buffalo leather, this sturdy lace-up is a great safety boot.

Caterpillar are known for their thorough testing which ensures their boots are durable, safe and of the highest quality. This can be seen in the Caterpillar Dimen 6” Boot. The leather lace-up boot conforms to the ISO20345 Safety Footwear Standard with a safety category marking of SBSRC. The boot has toe protection of up to 200 joules impact and a nylon lining for comfort.

With many of the same qualities as the Caterpillar boot, the Timberland Split Rock Gaucho Boot has a safety category marking of S3-SRB. The boot has a water resistant upper as well as a penetration resistant midsole of up to 1100 newtons. Extra protection is provided by the rubber EVA sole unit, whilst the boot has speed lace hooks to provide an efficient fit.

The Jallatte JJV28 Boot conforms to the ISO20345 Safety Footwear Standard and has a side zip allowing both easy access and greater protection. It is made with ankle protection and a scuff cap. As well as being water resistant, having toe protection and a penetration resistant midsole, the sole of the boot is also resistant to high heat up to 300°C.

Other boots that come with high customer recommendations include the Amblers FS7 Mens Boot and the Dr Martens FS73 Boot. To view our full selection of Safety Boots, click here.

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Choosing an Apron

Many people, inspired by the current in-flux of cookery programs such as Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, have returned to their kitchens to start cooking up a storm. But of course, you have to look the part and that’s where our range of Aprons comes in.

Aprons can be worn be many people, anyone from housewives to nurses, even blacksmith and farriers, although these are most industrial aprons. The word apron was originally “a napron” and gradually got changed over time. The apron was originally used for anyone doing housework to protect their clothes from dust and soot, and is now viewed as a retro-chic fashion accessory.

Our range of Aprons can be used either around the house or at work. We have a variety of styles, lengths and colours. Browse our range here.

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Overalls in the Work Place

Overalls are a cheap and inexpensive way of protecting your clothes while you’re at work. Your job may involve coming into contact with grease, oil, or spillages and so it’s important to invest in a good quality overall. Many overalls are made with thick, hard wearing, durable cotton and so can last for a very long time, even when being worn every day for work.

Overalls can be traced back to 1792 as “overall trousers”, the word boilersuit, which is interchangeable with overalls did not come into usage until 1928 and was first used by the Sunday Express Newspaper. Boilersuits are so called because they were first worn by men maintaining coal-fired boilers. Boilersuits are similar to jumpsuits, but looser, they often have thick pockets for tools, bolts, screws etc.

Our workwear range includes many overalls, for different heights and sizes from companies such as Dickies, Panoply and UCC. Browse our range here.

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Women’s Blouses

Blouses are an all year round essential, they can be worn under a jumper for when it’s cold or on their own in summer. They always look neat, especially when paired with some smart trousers. Blouses can be worn in the workplace, such as an office or coffee bar, or for more formal occasions.

Blouse is a French word, meaning “dust coat.” They did not really come into fashion until the 1890s, when a blouse and skirt was worn by the newly expanded female workforce of that time. They are usually made from cotton or silk and feature collar and sleeves. Women’s shirts usually button on the reverse side of men’s shirts.

Our blouses come in a variety of fits and styles, to suit your shape, and also many different colours, have a look at our range here.

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