Revised Production Date for CRAiLAR in Pamplico

               Revised Production Date for CRAiLAR in Pamplico

PR Newswire

VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 28, 2012

Facility Adjustments Continue Into New Year

VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR
Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF), which
produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast
fibers, has revised its estimated production start date at its new Pamplico,
S.C. facility from Friday, December 28 to a targeted timeframe of mid January.

The delay has been attributed to safety and compliance within the water and
fire protection systems in the building. Additional customization to
communications equipment is also being worked on in order to safely operate
the production line. The Company continues to work with the facility engineers
onsite to ensure maximum safety and efficiency in the newly installed
production line, which was commissioned mid-December.

"While we targeted a start-date prior to the end of the year, we will not
compromise the safety of our team, the investment to-date or quality of
product in order to meet a date that we set internally as a goal," said Ken
Barker, CEO of CRAiLAR Technologies. "Our on-site activities continue in
earnest, we are targeting mid January and will provide an update when
appropriate."

About CRAiLAR Technologies Inc.

CRAiLAR® Technologies Inc., previously Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc.,
offers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable natural fiber in the
form of flax, hemp and other bast fibers for use in textile, industrial,
energy, medical and composite material applications. Produced using a fraction
of water and chemical inputs compared with other natural fibers, CRAiLAR Flax
is the newest natural fiber introduction to the market in decades.The Company
supplies its CRAiLAR Flax to HanesBrands, Georgia-Pacific, Brilliant Global
Knitwear, Tuscarora Yarns and Target Corp. for commercial use, and to Levi
Strauss & Co., Cintas, Carhartt, Ashland, PVH Corp. and Lenzing for evaluation
and development.The Company was founded in 1998 as a provider of
environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing. For more information,
visit www.crailar.com.

ADVISORY: This press release contains forward looking statements which may
include statements concerning completion of any proposed acquisitions, capital
programs, debt, funds flow from operations, and the anticipated use of the net
proceeds of the Private Placement. Although CL believes that the expectations
reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance
should not be placed on them because CL can give no assurance that they will
prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events
and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and
uncertainties. Any proposed acquisition may not be completed if required
approvals or some other condition to closing is not satisfied. Accordingly,
there is a risk that any proposed acquisition or offering will not be
completed within the anticipated time or at all. The intended use of the net
proceeds of the Private Placement by CL might change if the board of directors
of CL determines that it would be in the best interests of CL to deploy the
proceeds for some other purpose.

The forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as  of 
the date hereof and CL undertakes no obligations to update publicly or  revise 
any forward looking  statements or  information, whether  as a  result of  new 
information, future  events or  otherwise, unless  so required  by  applicable 
securities laws.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents  of 
this press release.

SOURCE Crailar Technologies Inc.

Contact:

Media Contact:
Ryan Leverenz
Director, Corporate Communications
(415) 999-1418
pr@crailar.com

Investor Contact:
Rick Anguilla
Guidance Counsel
(503) 820-3565
ir@crailar.com

Corporate Officer:
Guy Prevost
CFO
(866) 436-7869
ir@crailar.com
 
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