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The Polartec Apex Awards honors the brands and designers that push the boundaries of style and innovation. Each year a select group rise above the rest and go beyond the expectations of outerwear. We celebrate these designers and diviners for their supernatural ability to turn Polartec fabric technologies into inspiring products.
See the 2022 Apex Award winners.
See the 2021 Apex Award winners.
Check out some of the past Apex Award winners.
The Malden statue is a hand sculpted piece of art that embodies the very best in garment innovation. Apex winners are presented the coveted Malden to symbolize their skill and creativity in the use of Polartec® fabric technologies. Malden earns his namesake from the Malden Mills textile mill, the birthplace of Polartec® and a center of American fabric innovation for decades.