Hemptown Enhances Sales leadership

- Hires Athletic Apparel Industry Sales and Marketing Manager Stephanie

Knight -



Feb 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from Hemptown Clothing Inc.

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hemptown Clothing Inc.,
 (HPTWF: OTCBB) a Vancouver based eco-friendly apparel company, today announced
 Stephanie Knight has joined the company as Vice President, Strategic Sales of
 its HT Naturals(TM) clothing division.
     Jerry Kroll, CEO of Hemptown, stated, "Stephanie is a highly successful
 sales and marketing strategist for the athletic apparel industry. For the past
 12 years she has held high profile positions where she identified market
 trends, defined product line compositions and implemented turn-around
 strategies for various divisions at a large international sports apparel
 company. Stephanie is a proven sales leader with a broad range of global and
 US experience, and she is charged with expanding distribution of our HT
 Naturals(TM) products.
     Knight most recently was senior key account manager on the Foot Locker
 Europe business at adidas International in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where
 she led all facets of account management for the Pan-European retailer since
 2003. Prior to that, she was apparel category manager for national key
 accounts at adidas in Portland, OR, for four years where she led the entire
 product process for the $45 million U.S. key account apparel business and led
 a team of product managers. Knight has also been an apparel product line
 manager for national key accounts at adidas America and a young men's and
 men's active wear buyer at Troutman's Emporium.
     Knight stated, "This is an outstanding opportunity to create high-quality
 organic apparel in the most eco-friendly manner. Sustainable fabrics are just
 beginning to enter the mainstream market and HT Naturals is well positioned to
 capture the growth. And, as Hemptown commercializes CRAILAR(TM), its new
 biotech enzyme fiber process reducing the cost to produce hemp fiber, the
 opportunities for licensing and further growth are immense. We expect CRAILAR
 to enable manufacturers to profit from this eco-friendly production while
 driving Hemptown revenue."
 
     About Hemptown Clothing Inc. and CRAILAR(TM)
 
     Hemptown Clothing Inc. (HPTWF: OTCBB) was founded in 1995 in response to
 the growing demand for environmentally friendly, socially responsible
 clothing. Hemptown is developing a revolutionary biotech enzyme fiber process
 named CRAILAR(TM) in collaboration with Canada's National Research Council and
 Alberta Research Council. CRAILAR is an enzyme process that easily transforms
 raw hemp fiber into strong and soft apparel-quality fabric, resulting in a
 fabric with the economic potential of cotton at an environmentally sustainable
 level. In its ten year history, Hemptown has shipped more than 500,000
 garments reducing chemical use by 86,634 pounds and saving 452,232,264 gallons
 of fresh water. Hemptown respects human rights of employees, the environmental
 impact of the company's operations and fiscal responsibility to its
 shareholders.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Exchange Act of
 1934 and the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995 and is subject to safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results
 may differ materially due to a number of risks, including, but not limited to,
 technological and operational challenges, needs for additional capital,
 changes in consumer preferences, risks associated with: market acceptance and
 technological changes; dependence on manufacturing and material supplies
 providers; international operations; and competition.
 
     Contact
     For further information please contact Investor Relations, Kirsten
 Chapman or Moriah Shilton, both of Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates,
 ir@hemptown.com, +1-415-433-3777,
 
     For more details on the NRC enzyme process, see:
     http://hemptown.com/sites/hemptown/files/NRCArticle.pdf
 
 
 

SOURCE Hemptown Clothing Inc.