Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of PolartecÂ® performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Design Award winners for 2008. This prestigious award goes to the best-of-the-best PolartecÂ® based garments that will be available to consumers in fall 2008. 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 technical hoodie with street-smart styling, to an innovative maternity layer for active mothers. And the winners are:
â€¢ MEC Borderline Hoodie â€“PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ® with HardfaceÂ® technology
â€¢ Merrell Tibet Spirit High â€“ PolartecÂ® Classic 200
â€¢ Mountain Sprouts Signature Mitt and Bootie Gift Setâ€“ PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ®
â€¢ Core Concepts Carve Full Zip â€“ PolartecÂ® Wind ProÂ® with HardfaceÂ® technology
â€¢ Arc'teryx Gamma SV Hoodie â€“ PolartecÂ® Power ShieldÂ®
â€¢ Westcomb Fusion HX â€“ PolartecÂ® Power ShieldÂ® and PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® High Loft
â€¢ US Army Extended Cold Weather Clothing System, Generation III â€“ PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ® and PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® High Loft
â€¢ Mountain Sprouts Rogue Softshell Jacket â€“ PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® with HardfaceÂ® technology
â€¢ Shebeest Techno Wool Velocity Jersey â€“ PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ® with wool
â€¢ Jakfish Eamon Lightweight Hoodie and Ryan Everywhere Pantsâ€“ PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ®
â€¢ Easymain Female Sportswear Top â€“ PolartecÂ® Power StretchÂ® and PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ®
â€¢ Marmot Wool Half Zip â€“ PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ® with wool
â€¢ Patagonia Velocity â€“ PolartecÂ® Power DryÂ®
â€¢ L.L. Bean Mountain Sport Fleece â€“ PolartecÂ® Thermal ProÂ® and Polartec Wind ProÂ® with HardfaceÂ® technology
â€¢ The North Face â€“ TBA at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
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 best clothing brands in the world. In addition, PolartecÂ® fabrics are used extensively by all branches of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Special Operations Forces. For more information, visit www.polartec.com.