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CRAILAR.COM SETS STAGE FOR NATURALLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES’ INTRODUCTION OF CRAiLAR FLAX FIBER TO WORLDWIDE CONSUMERS
NAT announced this morning that it has launched its newly-created principal web property, Crailar.com. The site moves the Company’s external brand focus toward its featured product, CRAiLAR Flax Fiber, and aims to speak to consumers, growers, partner brands, and investors. Portland, Ore.-based Sticky Co., a multi-disciplinary design studio with a focus on interactive and motion media, executed the creative on the project. To read the full press release click here.
On May 14th, Oregon State University will be hosting the Sustainable Textiles Symposium. Steve Richardson of Patagonia will discuss the environmental footprint of apparel. Becky Hurd of NIKE will speak about new production techniques. Jay Nalbach of NAT will be shedding some light on sustainable fiber development.
The Symposium will feature seven presentations from West Coast based textile and apparel companies and businesses involved in the manufacturing, dyeing, recycling, certification, labeling, and design of sustainable textiles. Two roundtable discussions will offer students and the community a chance to ask in depth questions of the speakers on sustainability issues.
The Symposium is made possible through a 2012 grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative of OSU and the Department of Design and the Human Environment (DHE).
All presentations will take place in the Austin Auditorium at the Lasells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis Campus. All Roundtables will be in a designated Ag room also at the Lasells Stewart Center. To see the full breakdown of speakers and details for the event please click here.
You can visit the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) here.
Portland Business Journal/Sustainable Business Oregon found 10 cleantech leaders to watch. Featured is our CEO, Ken Barker and nine other leaders who showcase the potential for the sector and will be making waves in the coming months. Check them out here.
Victoria, B.C. and Portland, Ore. (February 22, 2012) – Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (“NAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, announced that TSX Venture Exchange has named the Company to its 2012 TSX Venture 50, a list assembled based on quantitative measurement of top performing publicly traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). NAT was ranked fourth in Clean Tech sector. To read the full story click here.
As momentum builds for NAT in Oregon, Governor John Kitzhaber mentioned the company in his annual address at the Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday, December 12. From the speech:
“Finally, we must develop strategies to identify and replace imports from external suppliers with market-competitive, Oregon-made products – thus enhancing Oregon’s ‘cluster’ strategy by connecting cluster supply chains to Oregon-based firms and innovations.
One example is Naturally Advanced Technologies. With seed capital from Oregon’s Meriwether Group, they are unlocking the potential of sustainable biomass resources, turning flax into fibers for business giants like Hanes, Levis and Georgia Pacific. And with their recent [addition of a U.S. subsidiary in] Lake Oswego, they intend to work with Oregon farmers to plant flax in the Willamette Valley for their new organic super fiber.”
For the Governor’s full speech, visit here.
Ken Barker hands over a piece of cardboard with fabric swatches attached.
Barker is delivering his feel test, challenging his subject to detect the difference between cotton-only pieces and those with a combination of cotton and “Crailar,” a fiber derived from flax stalks.
Barker, chief executive of Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., the makers of Crailar, has touted the fiber’s benefits to provide protection against volatile cotton prices. Crailer also has a much smaller ecological footprint than cotton’s, his company’s research shows.
And Oregon — from the company’s Lake Oswego-based managers to Willamette Valley farmers — are expected to play a key role in growing Crailar from seedling concept to harvested game-changer.
Crailar has partnered with those companies and others to produce or test Crailar for a variety of products. Naturally Advanced announced Thursday that Target has entered a development and supply agreement to evaluate Crailar in the retailer’s domestic textiles category such as table linens, window treatments and towels. To read the full story click here.
This afternoon, Naturally Advanced Technologies will be hosting a corporate update at 1:30 pm PDT, 4:30 PM EDT. A verbal presentation on recent corporate developments will be followed by a question and answer session led by Chief Executive Officer, Ken Barker. Participants may join the call via telephone by dialing 888-312-3047, or 719-457-1529 for international callers at least 5-10 minutes before the presentation start time. A webcast will also be featured on the company website’s investor page.