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Polartec Apex Awards have celebrated the brands and designers that push the boundaries of style and innovation. Each year a select group rises above for going beyond the expectations of outerwear and we celebrate these designers and diviners for their supernatural ability to turn Polartec fabric technologies into inspiring products.
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.