Avondale Licenses Nano-Tex Technology

Avondale Mills Inc., Monroe, Ga., has licensed nanotechnology developed by Nano-Tex LLC,
Emeryville, Calif., to enhance its casualwear, sportswear and workwear fabrics. Avondale will use
NANO-CARE® and NANO-PEL to repel liquids and resist stains on cotton and cotton-blend fabrics.

“Avondale has earned a reputation for quality and trust among some of the countrys leading
clothing brands,” said Renee DeLack Hultin, president, North America, Nano-Tex. “We’re honored to
be a part of Avondale’s inventive product strategy and look forward to helping them add value to
their workwear and everyday lines through the most comfortable performance treatments available.

April 2004