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Polartec Announces 2017 Apex Design Award Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Polartec Apex Awards, an annual design award program celebrating the finest products made from Polartec fabrics, and the designers behind them.

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Polartec to Unveil New Workwear Product Collections at National Safety Council Expo

Polartec to introduce new fabric collections specifically engineered for contractors, electricians, and oil and gas professionals

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Polartec to Exhibit at Agenda Long Beach July 13-15

Premium provider of innovative textile solutions to exhibit at the lifestyle fashion trade show

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Oiselle & Polartec Announce ‘Birdstrike’ Film in Partnership with REI

Women’s athletic apparel company partners with leading fabric solutions provider to field The Speed Project’s first female team

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Polartec Introduces Polartec® Power Fill™

Polartec announces the upcoming launch of Polartec® Power Fill™, a best-in-class fill insulation that rounds out Polartec's range of temperature-regulating performance fabrics

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Polartec Offers Solutions for Inclusive Apparel Design and Adaptive Climbing

Polartec releases a short documentary film to address the need for inclusive apparel design as well as access to climbing for people of all abilities.

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Polartec Announces FattyFest, Releases Video Explaining Fatbiking

Polartec announces Polartec FattyFest, a daylong celebration of fat bikes, Saturday March 11 at the Adventure Center at Waterville Valley Resort

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Polartec to Withdraw from Outdoor Retailer

Polartec announces its withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah

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Polartec Announces the Launch of MtnLogic

Polartec announces the launch of MtnLogic, a top-of-the-mountain apparel brand built in collaboration with world class alpine climbers and guides.

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Polartec Announces the Return of PolarFleece®

Polartec announces the return of the iconic PolarFleece® brand

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Polartec Innovates Most Breathable Waterproof Fabric for Teton Bros.

Polartec and Teton Bros. release video and microsite to celebrate new waterproof NeoShell fabrics with unprecedented combination of supple stretch, breathability, and overall comfort.

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Polartec to Show at National Safety Council

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, will show its flame resistant (FR) and workwear fabric technologies at the National Safety Council exposition October 17–19, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. The brand is the only full service solutions provider to the FR market offering comfort and compliance at every layer, for all environments. Polartec FR fabrics dry two times faster than cotton, reducing Arc Flash burn potential by 50 percent.

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Polartec Retains Fielding Miller for Brand Communications

Miller to oversee brand communications with a focus on editorial marketing, and content strategy, production and distribution

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Polartec Wins WGSN Meryl Sport/Activewear Design Award

Each year WGSN Global Fashion Awards take place each year in London to celebrate and reward what's new and next in fashion from breakthrough garment designs all the way to retail settings. Polartec is please to take home the Meryl® Sport/Activewear Design Award, which is given to the brand that is truly setting the agenda in this growing and increasingly influential sector.

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Polartec becomes partner of the Tromso Skyrace in Norway

The Tromsø Skyrace is a physically demanding and technical trail running race in the heart of the Norwegian wilderness. Polartec is proud to stand alongside Salomon as a partner of the Tromsø Skyrace. Each competitor will be equipped with a Salomon jacket made of Polartec fabric.

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Polartec Sponsors Red Fox Adventure Race

Polartec announces its sponsorship of partner brand Red Fox’s 14th annual Red Fox Adventure Race to be held June 11-14, 2015 in Russia. Polartec will sponsor the first-ever all female team, the first American team in five years, outfitted in Red Fox apparel made of Polartec fabrics, comprised of Jimi Alida, Shawnie Mulligan, Kathleen Wickam, and Amy Caldwell.

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POLARTEC SHORTLISTED FOR WGSN GLOBAL FASHION AWARDS

Alongside three other brands, Polartec has been nominated and shortlisted for the Meryl® Sport/Activewear Design Award. This award category aims to find the brand that is truly setting the agenda in the growing and increasingly influential sector that is activewear.

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2015 Millet Expedition Project - Vote Now!

The Polartec sponsored Millet Expedition Project (MXP) is a springboard for future talent of mountain sports. The support provided by the project allows adventurers to consider seriously ambitious projects. The themes revolve around different types of projects like pure performance, environmental, or community projects. Check out this year's submissions, and vote on one for Millet and Polartec to support!

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2015 Winter Fat Bike Race Series

The series offers experienced fatty-riders and newcomers alike the opportunity to shake off the cold, embrace the season and spend time with friends on bikes. There will be Expert and Sport classes at each event. Series points will be tabulated across all events and Series winners will be announced at the Grand Finale!

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The Lunch Lap

Pete Gaston and Whit Boucher put the breathability of their new Polartec® NeoShell® outerwear to the test with a lunch hotlap in Highland Bowl, running out of Strafe HQ at the base of Aspen Highlands to rip one in under an hour, door to door.

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Polartec Featured on the Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible

Polartec fabric was used in the makeover of Abundanza Restaurant on the hit show, Restaurant: Impossible.

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Polartec Teams Up With Converse

We've teamed up with Converse to add Polartec Power Shield Pro to the age-old favorite, Chuck Taylors. Power Shield Pro will give the sneakers added durability and weather protection

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Polartec Challenge Winner Returns to Australia to Finish Expedition

In 2013, Polartec Challenge winners Mateusz and Agnieska Waligora attempted to cycle across the 1,850km Canning Stock Route in Australia. Due to extremely poor weather conditions, they were forced to pack up and go back to Poland without completing it. This year, Mateusz returned to attempt again.

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Polartec Announces 2014 APEX Award Winners

Lawrence, Mass. - Polartec, LLC announces the winners of its annual Polartec APEX Award, recognizing the finest Polartec-based products available to consumers fall 2014 and spring 2015. Judges selected winners based on the style, function, workmanship, and overall design of garments with the most innovative and appropriate uses of Polartec fabrics.

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Polartec in the Running at Mt. Fuji

Textile provider supports runners and expands trail running race sponsorships with Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji support

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Polartec® Introduces Polartec® Alpha® and Redefines Synthetic Insulation

New insulation technology creates first-ever breathable "puffy" garments

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Polartec® NeoShell® Wins R&D Award

Most breathable waterproof fabric recognized as one of 100 most technologically significant products

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Polartec LLC And Finetex EnE, Inc. Enter Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement

Polartec, LLC, the world’s premier manufacturer of performance fabrics, has entered into an exclusive global distribution agreement with Finetex EnE, Inc., a leading manufacturer of filtration materials, to bring to market a revolutionary collection of highly water resistant and highly breathable soft shell fabrics under the Polartec® Power Shield® Pro brand name.

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Polartec, LLC and Unifi Announce Partnership

Polartec, LLC and Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announce a new partnership introducing performance fabrics made with REPREVE 100. REPREVE 100 is made from 100% post-consumer waste (clear plastic water bottles).

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Polartec Rejoins the Conservation Alliance

Polartec Rejoins the Conservation Alliance

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Polartec® Challenge Grant Winners Announced

Polartec® Challenge Grant Winners Announced

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Two ISPO Awards for Polartec®

Two ISPO Awards for Polartec®

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Polartec® Works With Sealy To Develop New Body Climate® Fabric

Sealy has announced the launch of its new line of specialty mattresses, Embody™ by Sealy, featuring a brand new Polartec® Body Climate® fabric from the Polartec HOME Collection.

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Polartec Sponsors the Scufoneda Telemark Festival Preview

Each winter Polartec sponsors the Scufoneda Telemark Festival in Moena, deep in the Italian Dolomites.

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2010 Polartec® APEX Award Nominations

The 2010 Polartec Apex Award Nominations are in! Click through to check out our global nominees.

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Polartec® Scufoneda 2010: Big Success for the 5th Freeride Cup

Today the Italian Passo San Pellegrino – right in the heart of the Dolomites –has hosted the 5th edition of the Freeride Cup, one of the key events of the popular Polartec® Scufoneda.

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Polartec® Scufoneda 2010: Great Performances for the FISI Italian Championship of Telelemark

In Moena (Dolomites) has taken place the third edition of the “free heel”Championship.

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Polartec® Scufoneda Telemark & Freeride week: 28th Feb-7th March 2010

A week in the Dolomites reaps big air, ripped pants and a win for Polartec®.

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Polartec Announces 2010 North American APEX Award Winners

Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Award winners for 2010.

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Polartec Announces 2010 European APEX Award Winners

Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics, announces the European APEX Award winners for 2010.

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Moms and Jobs (MoJo) Launches “Get a Blanket – Give a Blanket” Holiday Campaign

Early-stage social venture Moms and Jobs (MoJo) launches the Get a Blanket – Give a Blanket campaign this Holiday season in conjunction with Polartec, Dwell Magazine, Circle of Moms, and Klout.

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Polartec® Power Shield® Pro – The Technology Behind the Awards

After launching Polartec Power Shield Pro at the consumer level in Fall 2010, it has won numerous awards, including Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure "Gear of the Year" and others.

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Announcing the 2011 Polartec® Challenge Grant Recipients

Polartec is pleased to announce the recipients of its 20th annual Polartec® Challenge Grant

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Polartec® NeoShell® Takes Home ‘Best In Show’

Polartec® NeoShell® is a ecipient of a 'Best in Show' award for demonstrating innovation at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Trade Show

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66North® wins the ispo award with Polartec® NeoShell®

It is now official – 66North® has won the coveted ispo award in the category Outdoor Soft Goods with its Snæfell Jacket made from Polartec® NeoShell®

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Polartec® Partners with Big Bill to Produce Line of Flame Resistant Garments

Codet's Big Bill® brand, a leading manufacturer of work wear for the oil, gas, petrochemical, electrical utility, power generation, mining and industrial markets, has partnered with Polartec® to produce a full layering system of high performance garments using Polartec's Flame Resistant (FR) fabric technology.

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Popular Science: Polartec® NeoShell® beats Gore-Tex in Head-to-Head Test

For one month this winter, four testers wore both jackets while skiing front - and backcountry in the mountains of Vermont, Colorado and Utah. Conditions ranged from snow squalls to bright sunshine, and temperatures varied from close to freezing to as low as -30ºF. The verdict? NeoShell comes out on top.

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Polartec Announces 2011 North American APEX Award Winners

Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics, announces the North American APEX Award winners for 2011.

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Polartec® Announces 2011 European APEX Award Winners

Polartec, LLC, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics, announces the European APEX Award winners for 2011.

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Polartec® NeoShell® Wins Derryck Draper Award

Polartec NeoShell honored with the UK's Derryck Draper Award for innovation

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Polartec® Challenge Recipients Named “Adventurers of the Year”

Polartec athletes Jon Turk and Erik Boomer named "Adventurers of the Year" by National Geographic.

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Polartec® Helps Sponsor Black Diamond Events

Polartec will team up with Black Diamond to help sponsor a pair of events coming up this winter.

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Princeton University Wins Second Annual Polartec Made Possible

Outdoor Action at Princeton University awarded $10,000 in Polartec Made Possible.

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Polar Hooded Jacket awarded GearJunkie ‘Best in Show’

"Puffy killer?" Polartec and The North Face win GearJunkie 'Best in Show' Award

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Backpacker Magazine Recognizes Polartec® Products with Editors’ Choice Snow Awards

Cabela's E.C.W.C.S. Thermal Zone Baselayers and Westcomb Shift Hoody/Fuse LT Jacket receive honors

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Polartec® Launch Made Possible

Brand video brings to life what Polartec is all about.

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