Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Crailar fibre, which is made from flax and other bast fibres.

The label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased ingredients from agricultural, forestry or marine materials meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards.

The tests found that the percentage of biobased content in Crailar Flax is 100%.

"This is an important distinction for Crailar Flax fibre and our partner brands who use it," said Naturally Advanced Technologies CEO Ken Barker.

"Alongside the performance attributes we have uncovered across product categories, it further shapes the story that our partners can articulate to consumers, and provides another layer of assurance that the product ingredients are shaped by sunlight, rainfall, and low-touch inputs."

The company supplies Crailar Flax to HanesBrands, Georgia-Pacific, and Brilliant Global Knitwear for commercial use, and to Levi Strauss, Cintas, Carhartt, Ashland, Westex, Target and PVH for evaluation and development.