Polartec Wins 'Meryl® Sport/Activewear Design Award' at WGSN Global Fashion Awards

(Lawrence, Mass.) - Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, is pleased to announce its reception of the Meryl® Sport/Activewear Design Award at the 2015 WGSN Global Fashion Awards, which "celebrate and reward what's new and what's next in fashion from breakthrough design talent to innovation in design, buying, retail and etail." 

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

"Being recognized and rewarded by such a widely respected global style institution like WGSN is praise indeed," says 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 honored to be one of its award winners." 

About Polartec
Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more info, visit

About WGSN Global Fashion Awards
The WGSN Global Fashion Awards are staged by WGSN, the world's 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 etail. For more info, visit