Design. Elevated.

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.

2023 Winners

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2022 Winners

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Past Winners

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Malden Statue

Forged by fire. Cast in bronze.

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.

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