Polartec® Announces 2009 North American APEX Design Award Win
Polartec® today announces its APEX award winners - 12 of the most innovative garments of the year.
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Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of PolartecÂ® performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Design Award winners for 2009. This prestigious award goes to the best-of-the-best PolartecÂ® based garments that will be available to consumers in fall 2009. Winners are selected based on the style, function and fit of the garment as well as the most innovative and appropriate uses of PolartecÂ® fabrics in the designs.
This year’s winners range from a 100% recycled content baselayer, to a technical winter cycling jersey, to a recycled fleece canine coat. And the winners are:
â€¢ Arc’teryx Strato Jacket â€“ 64% recycled PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ®
â€¢ Burton PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ® Gloves â€“ PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ®
â€¢ Core Concepts Plush Pullover â€“ PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ®
â€¢ Cutter Tech Knickerbocker – PolartecÂ® Power ShieldÂ® with HardfaceÂ®
â€¢ Eddie Bauer First Ascent Point Success Jacket â€“ PolartecÂ® Wind ProÂ® and PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ®
â€¢ Kathmandu Ltd Hub and Velodrome Cycling Jackets â€“ PolartecÂ® Wind ProÂ® with HardfaceÂ® and PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ®
â€¢ Mountain Hardwear PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ® Jacket â€“ PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ® with HardfaceÂ®
â€¢ Patagonia Capra Jacket and Hoody â€“ 79% recycled PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ®
â€¢ Patagonia Phil’s Fleece â€“ 51% recycled PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® with 40% raw wool
â€¢ Peckham USMC FR Grid Fleece Shirt â€“PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ® Flame Resistant
â€¢ Ruff Wear Climate Changerâ„¢ Fleece Jacket â€“ 87% recycled PolartecÂ® Classic 200
â€¢ The North Face El Cap â€“ 100% recycled PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ®
In addition to a Tiffany crystal award and bragging rights for a year, winners can participate in a custom hangtag program promoting these products at the consumer level. PolartecÂ® also provides additional marketing support through product placement with media and events. Past winners can testify that the PolartecÂ® APEX Design Award drives sell-through.
About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of PolartecÂ® performance fabrics. PolartecÂ® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the military and the best clothing brands in the world. For more information, visit www.polartec.com