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66°NORTH Nominated for the Polartec® APEX Award 2007
Five garments from 66°NORTH are nominated for the Polartec® APEX award 2007.
Polartec® (www.polartec.com) places great emphasis on constantly expanding the limits of what fabric can do. Each year the company rewards those who extend that spirit into innovative garments and accessories. The Polartec® APEX Awards are presented to the designers and companies that make the most outstanding Polartec® based products. Garments and accessories are judged on innovation, design, style, workmanship, fit and functionality.
Polartec® is proud to announce that five garments from 66°NORTH are nominated for the award this year. Many of the biggest outdoor clothing manufactures use Polartec® in their garments and therefore it is a great accomplishment for 66°NORTH. To have one garment nominated is an achievement - to have five is outstanding.The garments that are nominated are: Víkur jackets and pants for both men and women. These garments are a part of a new collection from 66°NORTH that is specially designed for horse riding. In addition to these nominations, the Kjölur coat was also nominated. This coat combines a classic design with an innovative use of fleece.
Polartec® congratulates 66°NORTH and their designers with this acknowledgement.
66°NORTH Ltd. is one of Iceland’s oldest manufacturing companies. It was established in the year 1926, it's been a longtime leading innovator in the creation of specialised clothing for use in the toughest conditions on land and sea. 66°NORTH Ltd also prides itself on being an expert in the production of supreme quality clothing for sports and leisure. Not only does 66°NORTH have happy customers, but an impressive list of awards for its designs and marketing campaigns.
Today, the company employs a team of over 300 people. It has 9 stores in Iceland under the names of 66°NORTH and Iceland Gift Store, as well as a store in Latvia and two stores in Lithuania. Furthermore the 66°NORTH apparel is sold in retail stores across Europe and North America.
For further information about 66°NORTH visit our international website, www.66north.com.