Posts filed under ‘Oregon Farming’

NAT Label Victory

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. announced Monday that the Federal Trade Commission will allow the company to label products made with its fiber as “flax” rather than “linen.”

The distinction is important for the company, which keeps its executive offices in Portland, as it pursues a retail strategy with partners including HanesBrands, Target and Levi Strauss & Co., some of the brands that are evaluating or using Naturally Advanced’s flax-based Crailar fiber.  To read the full story click here.

10/07/2012 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

OSU to host Sustainable Textiles Symposium

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.

07/05/2012 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

10 Cleantech Leaders to Watch

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.


26/03/2012 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

NAT Named to the 2012 TSX Venture 50

Ranked 4th in the Clean Tech Sector

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.

22/02/2012 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

CRAiLAR Flax Fiber Producers Contract Willamette Valley Advisor

Ralph Fisher, Veteran Ag Expert, to Work With NAT

Portland, Ore. – February 21, 2012 – Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT), which produces and markets CRAiLAR(r), a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, announced today it has secured the services of Ralph Fisher, located in Salem, Ore., as a regional agronomic advisor to the company. In this capacity, Fisher will work with NAT to help contract planted acres of flax in Oregon. He will also work closely with NAT and Oregon State University (OSU) to evaluate strains, growth cycles and techniques that ensure the greatest yields in the region. Fisher, who obtained his B.S. in Crop Science from OSU in 1978, begins his work with the company immediately, with a focus on the 2012 and 2013 growing seasons.  To read the full story click here.

22/02/2012 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

NAT Attends 71st Annual Oregon Seed Growers’ Convention

Naturally Advanced Technologies headed to Salem, Oregon this Monday and Tuesday to attend the 71st Annual Oregon Seed Growers’ Convention.  NAT CEO Ken Barker was one of the guest speakers on Monday, where he introduced CRAiLAR and its promising technology, focusing on the company’s impressive list of partnering companies like Hanes, Georgia-Pacific, Levi’s, and Target.   By Tuesday morning, a steady flow of growers intently listened as Jay Nalbach, CMO and Ryan Leverenz, Head of Global PR, fielded questions and introduced the CRAiLAR process.

As demand grows from partner companies, supply remains a high priority for NAT.  The Willamette Valley’s history of flax farming, which was a critical industry in the area during the 1930’s to 1950’s, makes it a prime candidate region.  NAT will continue to engage growers in the area and work to diligently answer both agronomic and economic questions with a goal to plant significant acreage in the area by Q2 2012.  The company is planning its next grower information event for January, where it will provide a thorough Q&A for interested growers.  More than 50 farms have expressed interest since the company made its first foray into the region in late-September.

09/12/2011 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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