Naia™ from Eastman introduces its new sustainable fabric collection at Première Vision-Paris (PV), the international fashion and textile exposition, Sept. 17–19. Launched at PV 2018, Naia™ is celebrating one year of continuous innovation with new partnerships, products, and sustainability certifications. With Naia™, Eastman offers a viable eco-conscious choice of materials for sustainable fashion in alignment with the industry’s shift toward the circular economy.
“Year one for Naia™ was one of focused energy and exploration with our partners. Inspired designers are now transforming a yarn that originates from nature into luxurious, soft, and easy-to-care-for fabrics and fashion,” said Ruth Farrell, global marketing director of textiles for Eastman. “Mills are delivering a wider option of Naia™ fabrics, and those fabrics are more accessible than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be fully delivering on the promise of sustainable textiles.”
Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn has inherent softness and luster that blend well with other eco-friendly yarns to create unique and versatile fabrics. Naia™ sustainable fabric collection includes such feature fabrics from partner mills as all-“wood”-based Naia™ Bamboo Blend from Burmod in Turkey,1 wrinkle-resistant Naia™ textured glossy knit from Textivision in Mexico,2 shimmering satin woven Naia™ silk blend from Manifatture Tessili Bianchi in Italy,3 and open-mesh warp knit with metallic appearance and a deceptively soft hand from Bella Fabrics in the U.S.A.4 Naia™ can be the starting point in the sustainability journey of virtually any fabric or garment.