Polartec LLC, a company once know as Malden Mills Industries Inc. of Lawrence, included a discussion of technologies for making sustainable fabrics in its presentation of fall clothing lines to the fashion press in New York last week, said the Quincy firm that helped organize the event.
The Quincy firm is Hill & Partners Inc. , a trade show exhibit design company, and the firm said the event at Rockefeller Center featured clothing from brands that make some of their gear with Polartec's signature fabric.
Among the brands showcased at event were the North Face, Mountain Hardwear, and Patagonia, Hill & Partners said.
The event included an appearance by Auden Schendler, author of the book "Getting Green Done," who discussed the "sustainability revolution," and Polartec president Andy Vecchione spoke about sustainable fabric technologies and process, Hill & Partners said.
Aluminum display fixtures "showcased and illuminated the garment selections in museum-like fashion throughout the venue," said Hill & Partners, which provided the photo of the event that appears with this post.
According to a Globe Business brief from March 2007, Philadelphia-based private equity firm Chrysalis Capital Partners LP completed its purchase of Malden Mills, which had filed for bankruptcy protection, and renamed the company Polartec LLC.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)