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, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-415-433-3777, For more details on the NRC enzyme process, see: http://hemptown.com/sites/hemptown/files/NRCArticle.pdf
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