For our latest Spring/Summer shoot, we've been spending some quality time with a local sports club that shares our love of community, and whose members are as passionate about bowls as we are about making nice clothes.

Following an initial visit and introduction to the Gedling Indoor Bowls Club committee, a meaningful relationship blossomed. Out of this connection emerged the idea of hosting the shoot against the backdrop of the bowls green, with some of their club members decked out in our Spring/Summer collection. The result is ROLLING WISDOM, a short film that champions interaction and collaboration via a friendly game of indoor bowls.

The club, located approximately 3 miles from Universal Works’ Nottingham HQ, is a big part of the local community here in Nottingham, UK. This isn't just a sporting venue; it's a beloved hangout for its 280+ members. Many visit multiple times a week, whether for a casual game of bowls or to catch up with friends. It's where bonds are formed and good times are had, and that’s something we can definitely get behind.

While this sport is often associated with retirees rather than younger individuals, we’ll happily go on record and say that needn’t be the case. After a few introductory sessions and plenty of bowls ending up in the ditch, it’s safe to say that Gedling Indoor Bowls Club can now count some enthusiastic new members among their numbers. Big thanks to longtime club members Jeff, Dale, and Pete who effortlessly modelled our latest collection and freely shared their rolling wisdom with us.

Peace, Love & Bowls.

Team UW.

 

 

 

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Connor wears: Tech Overshirt in Sand Garden Cord, Road Shirt in Light Olive Delos Cotton, Oxford Pant in Sand Recycled Poly Tech
Patrick wears: Tech Over Shirt in Sand Recycled Poly Tech, Road Shirt in Brown Paisley Block Print, Loose Cargo Pant in Indigo Chambray.

 

Group of Models in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Group Left to Right: Patrick, Pete, Jeff, Dale and Connor.
Patrick wears: Tech Over Shirt in Sand Recycled Poly Tech, Road Shirt in Brown Paisley Block Print, Loose Cargo Pant in Indigo Chambray.
Pete wears: Travail Overshirt in Dark Navy Ospina Cotton, Newlyn Polo in Driftwood Cotton Hemp Jersey, Oxford Pant in Dark Navy Ospina Cotton
Jeff wears: Parachute Field Jacket in Navy Recycled Poly Tech, Road Shirt in Brown Stripe Linen, Military Chino in Summer Oak Seersucker II
Dale wears: Five Pocket Jacket in Birch Summer Canvas, Parachute Liner Gilet in Sand Recycled Poly Tech, Minari Shirt in Terracotta Artist Flower Lincot, Oxford Pant II in Birch Summer Canvas
Connor wears: Three Button Jacket in Navy Linen Mix Puppytooth, Marine Gilet in Indigo Deck Ikat, Road Shirt in Blue Delos Cotton, Military Chino in Navy Linen Mix Puppytooth

 

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

 

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Patrick wears: Dockside Jacket in Driftwood Slub Sateen, Road Shirt in Navy Tile 1 Cotton, Oxford Pant II in Navy Summer Canvas
Connor wears: Osaka Work Jacket in Indigo Chambray, Road Shirt in Sky Tipzzi Stripe, Oxford Pant in Navy Nearly Pinstripe

 

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Model in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

Patrick wears: David Cardigan in Summer Oak Eco Cotton, Road Shirt in Brown Paisley Block Print, Loose Cargo Pant in Indigo Chambray
Connor wears: Parachute Liner Jacket in Sand Recycled Poly Tech, Vacation Polo in Sand Checkerboard Towelling, Loose Cargo Pant in Olive Recycled Poly Tech

 

Group of Models in Indoor Bowling Green wearing Universal Works Spring Summer 24 Collection.

 Group Left to Right: Patrick, Pete, Jeff, Dale and Connor.