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Bast Fibre Tech is a business ecosystem. We are a coordinated team of plant biologists, growers, engineers, manufacturing specialists, and business leaders bound together by a shared passion for natural fibres.

As upstream innovators, we have engineered technical natural fibres that make it possible to design out plastic from many consumer fabrics. Together with our partners, we are making a difference in the battle against plastic pollution.

How we've grown

2016 | Company Founding

Established roots in Western Canada to develop technical natural fibres as innovative upstream solutions for the global plastics crisis.

2016-20 | Research & Development

Extensive early phase R&D, intellectual property build out, product development, and scale up of our technical natural fibre platform.

2020-22 | Team Expansion

People investment grows our team to 60+ fibre industry professionals & sustainability leaders in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland & Denmark.

2021-22 | Manufacturing Capacity

We establish and develop our EU & North American manufacturing capacity by acquiring facilities in NRW, Germany and NC, USA.

2022 | sero™ Commercialization

Working with our European commercial partners, we launch the first consumer products containing our next-gen sero™ natural fibres.

2022 | Onward

A major strategic financial partnership allows us to target an expansion of our annual natural fibre manufacturing capacity to over 50,000 tonnes.

We are working to impart meaningful change in our communities and the environment.

Our Code of Conduct outlines our values and the way we do business.


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Jason Finnis

Executive VP and Chief Innovation Officer

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Lars Bo Lauritzen

Chief Commercial Officer

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Pieter Meijer

General Manager, Europe

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Chuck Oxendine

President, Chief Operating Officer


Noel Hall

Executive Chair

Ken Hallat

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Head Office

Victoria, BC, Canada

US Operations

Lumberton, NC, USA

EU Operations

Tönisvorst, NRW, Germany

EDANA Global Nonwovens Association

The Voice of Nonwovens

United States Green Building Council

National Hemp Association

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

National Industrial Hemp Council of America


Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

European Industrial Hemp Association

Hemp Processing Consortium


We are active members of the global hemp and nonwovens industries:


We recognize that our people are the driving force behind our success. We strive to cultivate a culture of openness and collaboration across our company, enabling us to excel as a supportive, high-performing team.

If you want to work with us, but don't see the right opportunity below, email head office.

For agricultural, equipment, and other inquiries, please use our suppliers email.

Current Opportunities