Best In Biz Award

Ably® Apparel Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International

Seattle, WA USA – July 26, 2017 – Ably® Apparel has been named the gold winner in Most Innovative Product of the Year - Consumer in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International, the only independent global business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications from around the world.

Ably® Apparel is activated by Filium® technology, which is Ably®'s patent-pending, trade secret technology that imparts liquid, stain, and odor repellent performance characteristics to natural fabrics (cotton, wool, silk, linen) and blends. Ably® garments activated with Filium® perform like synthetics, but retain the prized breathability and soft feel of natural fabrics.

Ably®'s Filium® Technology is a disruptive, game-changing technology that (a) raises the performance of natural fabrics to unmatched levels; (b) provides incalculable value to both consumers, their families, and society; and (c) has been called possibly the biggest change in the apparel industry in the last 100 years.

In a world focused on, and increasingly run, by almost-daily technological innovation, who would have thought that a tee shirt or hoodie would be adjudged to be the Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year?

We did.  We know the value that Ably® Apparel brings to the consumer - save time, save money - and the Earth - save water, use less fossil fuels (the basis of synthetic clothing).  For once, a win-win-win.

Almost 300 public and private companies hailing from all sectors of the global economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards’ fifth annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2017 International honors were once again presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Support Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product and Consumer Product of the Year.

Winners in the 5th annual program were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges hailing from a wide spectrum of top-tier publications and media outlets and from 15 countries and all continents. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from the composition of its judging panels. Each year, only editors, writers and contributors to business, consumer, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, are invited to serve as judges. Structured this way, Best in Biz Awards can best leverage the expertise, experience and objectivity of its influential judges to determine award winners.

“I thought the caliber of entries in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International was even higher than in previous years – the entrants intrinsically were more impressive companies,” said Martina Devlin, Irish Independent, having judged numerous awards programs in the past.

This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Business Breakfast (United Arab Emirates), Computer Hoy (Spain), Data Breach Today (United Kingdom), HT Mobile (Israel), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), TechHim (India), (Canada), Tune Media (Singapore), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), and Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia).

About Ably® Apparel
Brothers Raj and Akhil Shah have worked in the apparel industry for more than 40 years, founding numerous brands and contributing to global causes that support peaceful and healthy communities. They began Ably® as a passion project to demonstrate Filium®’s potential to revolutionize the textile industry, making our clothing and lifestyles more convenient and sustainable.

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information about the International program, see: