Vancouver, Canada based CRAiLAR Technologies, which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, has signed a fiber supply agreement with Japan-based Kowa Company. Kowa Company operates in textiles, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, machinery and other disciplines. Kowa signed the deal after evaluating finished CRAiLAR fiber for use in its lifestyle business, encompassing fashion, active apparel, and domestic goods. The company will begin fulfilling orders from Kowa beginning this quarter.
One of Kowa’s primary areas of focus is its lifestyle business, where it seeks to unite ecology and fashion in materials for finished goods in apparel, in-home, sports, and other consumer lifestyle categories. One of its primary brands, Tenerita, is a premier in-home sustainable brand sold in Japan and elsewhere.
Broadly, the Kowa Group employs highly-advanced, corporate-wide environmental objectives outlined by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO 14001, a voluntary family of standards that exists to help organizations minimize negative affect the environment, comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and continually improve in each area.
Source: Press Release