Jason Finnis is a 30-year veteran of the natural fiber industry and is chief technology officer and co-founder of Bast Fibre Technologies (www.bastfibertech.com). During his career he has been responsible for the creation of numerous fiber innovation patents and has commercialized products containing bast fibers with multiple global consumer brands. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 778.
Looking back to go forward – natural fiber innovation, 30,000 years in the making
Not too long ago, deep in a cave in the Eurasian country of Georgia, archaeologists unearthed the world’s oldest textile fibers – flax (linen) fibers dating back 30,000 years or more. Early humans recognized the importance of bast fibers and used the plant to revolutionize the way they made baskets, ropes, string and ultimately textiles. …