Monday, 25 January 2010

Outdoor clothing sales spike thanks to cold weather

Cold weather conditions and heavy snowfall across the UK has resulted in a huge boost for outdoor clothing retailers.

Regatta, one of the country’s leading outdoor clothing brands said that it had recorded a 30% increase in turnover for December 2009 in comparison to the same period last year. The company believes that a large part of this was due to the recent sub-zero temperatures.

Top selling items of clothing for the winter period include waterproof insulated jackets, fleece lined clothing, overtrousers, waterproof jackets and trousers, hats, scarves, socks, gloves, thermal underwear and boots.

The UK Press Association reports that Richard Cotter, brand president of outdoor clothing supplier Berghaus said “We enjoyed a very busy end to 2009 and that trend is continuing”.

Louise Ramsay, chief executive of the Outdoor Industries Association, warned consumers that appropriate winter clothing was a necessity in the adverse temperatures.
“As temperatures continue to plummet it is really important that members of the public who have to go outside are properly equipped” she said. “If for any reason you get caught outside –or in your car – in the worst conditions, you could seriously regret not investing in garments that use genuine cold weather performance materials and construction techniques”

Monday, 18 January 2010

Beat the chill in Tootal Knitwear

Tootal knitwear is the epitome of stylish and comfortable knitwear for men. Our range includes sleeveless to full sleeve cardigans, v-neck sweaters, zipsters and slipovers in a range of colours to suit any occasion.

Produced using soft high quality wool that is machine washable at 40 degrees, you can be certain of ease of movement and comfort as well as easy care.

The V-neck sweater is knitted to a traditional design with ribbed neck, cuff and hem and works perfectly together with the Tattersall shirt and Lincoln Cords pictured.

The Sleeveless Cardigan bridges the gap between a sweater and a jacket and is perfect for any formal or informal occasions.

The ideal antidote for the cold weather!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Happy New Year

I'm writing this blog with a sense of déjà vu. My last blog before Christmas centred around the pre-Christmas snow and here I am again in the New Year and we have the post-Christmas snow to contend with! There is a possibility that this has been affecting our deliveries to you as all of the postal services and couriers struggle to get about the country. Rest assured that we are working flat out in the warehouse to get orders despatched as quickly as possible, but unfortunately we can’t control the weather.

Some of you will already have received our New Year catalogue. If you are not registered and would like to order a catalogue from us you can click on the Request a Catalogue link at the bottom right of this page. The catalogue is full of our best selling lines, a selection of some of the fantastic Ladies Regatta products that we now have available online plus plenty of useful non-clothing lines.

The Universal Knob Turner, which is new to us this season, is a simple tool for helping turn small knobs, taps, deadbolts or gas caps, a must for every home!

One of my other favourites is the Heated Towel Airer which is particularly useful in the current climate. I know that it's for drying your washing, but why not try warming your clothes on it in the morning, after all who enjoys putting on cold clothes!

So here's wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from all of us at Jolliman.