Environmentally friendly garment company Hemptown Clothing has appointed president Jason Finnis as chief operating officer of the company, replacing Guy Carpenter.

Finnis said: "We have several important growth and production mandates to accomplish in 2006, and it was decided that, as founder of Hemptown, my presence in this position will ensure that goals are set and aggressively pursued".

He added that the company expected to have "exciting developments" to announce in the near future.