Naturally Advanced Technologies Enters Spinning and Trademark Licensing Agreement for Crailar Organic Fibers

     - Patrick Yarns to sell Crailar branded yarn into denim, work wear,
                 home furnishings and carpeting industries -

    PORTLAND, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT,
OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) a company committed to unlocking the potential of
renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and
other bast fibers, and Patrick Yarns, a world-leading manufacturer of high
performance industrial yarns, signed a trademark licensing agreement. Under
the terms of the non-exclusive, non-transferable license, Patrick Yarns will
make and manufacture Crailar Organic Fiber yarns and related products for sale
and distribution in North America to third party licensees of Crailar.
    "This agreement is a very important step in our strategy to commercialize
Crailar technology beyond commercial apparel knit products," stated Ken
Barker, CEO of NAT. "Through our partnership with Patrick Yarns, we will start
to develop markets in denim, work wear and related apparel markets, as well as
the home furnishings and carpeting industries. We are very excited to be
working Patrick Yarns, one of the foremost spinning experts in the country, in
a partnership that allows us to create a pull through marketing strategy with
fabric and finished goods brands. The company has an incomparable track record
of partnering with its customers to develop yarns that create brand awareness
and market share."
    Patrick Yarns, based in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, combines over 50
years of experience with cutting-edge technology to achieve breakthrough
solutions and provide superior, innovative and cost-effective product lines.
    Crailar Organic Fibers is a proprietary enzymatic processing technology
for transforming bast fiber into superior organic fiber for apparel, home
furnishings and carpeting applications. The enzyme bath produces fibers that
are used as a more cost-comparable and sustainable alternative to organic

    About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. is committed to unlocking the
potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from
hemp and other bast fibers. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary,
Crailar Fiber Technologies Inc., is developing proprietary technologies for
production of bast fibers, cellulose pulp, and their resulting by-products, in
collaboration with Canada's National Research Council and the Alberta Research
Council. Crailar(R) technology offers cost-effective and environmentally
sustainable processing and production of natural, bast fibers such as hemp and
flax, resulting in increased performance characteristics for use in textile,
industrial, energy, medical and composite material applications. The company
was founded in 1998 as a provider of environmentally friendly, socially
responsible clothing and adheres to a "triple bottom line" philosophy,
respecting the human rights of employees, the environmental impact of the
company's operations and fiscal responsibility to its shareholders. See
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