Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Neoshell fabric wins Derryck Draper Award for Innovation
Neoshell fabric wins Derryck Draper Award for Innovation
Sep '11
Polartec Neoshell, the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market, has been voted most outstanding outdoor product innovation in the last 12 months by the UK's Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. The Guild's panel of outdoor experts represents some of the top media professionals specializing in sustainable outdoor activities and the environment. This year's panel of judges included UK writers Chris Townsend, Judy Armstrong, Graham Thompson and Tom Hutton.

"(Polartec NeoShell is) the most breathable membrane I've ever tried,"says Chris Townsend, gear tester for TGO.

Graham Thompson from Trail says (Polartec NeoShell is) "a bigger story than the other new fabrics as it's available in different weights and fabrics."

"This year the panel of judges were unanimous in their decision to give the award to Polartec Neoshell," says Roly Smith, President of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. "Most membranes work because the heat and moisture inside creates pressure that then tries to force its way out; but the new Polartec Neoshell works slightly differently, allowing the air outside to 'pull' the moisture out. It was this innovative approach - and, of course, the resulting end product - that so impressed the judges."

"If you can win an award for a waterproof fabric in the UK, you can win anywhere," jokes Nate Simmons, Polartec Global Director of Marketing. "We've been getting great feedback from head-to-head tests with some of the other new technologies and we really think Polartec NeoShell will help change the way people think about waterproof fabrics."

Polartec Neoshell will be available in the Fall 2011 collections from some of the best outdoor apparel brands in the world including 66 North, Mammut, Marmot, Montura, Rab, The North Face (North America only), Vaude and Westcomb.

Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Polartec performance fabrics. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best clothing brands in the world.

Polartec LLC

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

Textile & clothing trade fair Momad Metrópolis begins Feb 3

Spanish textile and clothing trade fair Momad Metrópolis will be held ...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jan 2017

Amazon opening ninth fulfilment centre in Texas

Amazon, the world biggest online retailer is opening its ninth...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search