Crailar Technologies Inc., which commissioned its first full-scale manufacturing facility in Pamplico, S.C., on Dec. 17, is set to begin production of its proprietary flax on Friday.
“This is a milestone event for us as a company and an industry partner, heralding a new era in sustainable natural fibers for multiple market applications,” said Ken Barker, chief executive officer of Crailar. “This…innovative facility will not only deliver on production volume, but will equally showcase process efficiencies and product enhancements, which are needed by our business partners around the world.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"