2023 Polartec Apex Awards

The most epic
Awarding Design Excellence

What is Apex?

The Polartec Apex Awards is an annual, international design award program that celebrates the finest products made from Polartec® fabric technologies.


For over 20 years, Polartec Apex Awards have celebrated the brands and designers that push their boundaries of style and innovation. Every year, inspiring products that go beyond the standard use of performance technology come to market rising above the others and going beyond expectations.

Legendary Fabrics

Every garment based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec® fabrics exemplifies the pinnacle of form and functionality across sport, lifestyle, and performance categories.

Exclusive Award

The Malden statue is a hand sculpted piece of art. 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.

To define a past, is to go beyond for the future.
For over 40 years, we’ve led the way in fabric innovation.
We were made to set the standard.
To make better. To create better. To do better.
For our planet, our people and our product.
We were Made To Go Beyond.