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Polartec wins Meryl Sport/Activewear Design Award at WGSN Global Fashion Awards

The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in fabric development with respect to trend, colour and fit.

19th May 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lawrence, MA

Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors, Sports/​Outdoor

Polartec, the leading provider of innovative textile solutions, has been recognised with the Meryl Sport/Activewear Design Award at the 2015 WGSN Global Fashion Awards that took place on 14 May at the Park Lane Hotel, in London.

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards are staged by WGSN, the leading trend and style forecaster, and international events group, i2i Events. The Awards celebrate and reward what's new and what's next in fashion from breakthrough design talent to innovation in design, buying, retail and e-tail.

The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in fabric development with respect to trend, colour and fit, as well as innovations in construction, performance, sustainable practices, manufacturing techniques, and collaborative design initiatives.

Constant innovation

“Being recognized and rewarded by such a widely respected global style institution like WGSN is praise indeed,” commented Allison Spahr, Polartec VP of Global Design.

“We work closely with our customers, constantly innovating, researching and developing solutions specific to their needs and it's great to win an award in recognition of that. WGSN is a leading force in the fashion industry and a portal of future trends and innovations. We feel incredibly honoured to be one of its award winners.”


Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continues developing innovative fabric technology.

The company’s products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the US military and other global militaries, for flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets.

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