Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naiaä cellulosic yarn, introduces its new sustainable fabric collection at Première Vision-Paris (PV), the international fashion and textile exposition, Sept. 17–19. Launched at PV 2018, Naiaä is celebrating one year of continuous innovation with new partnerships, products and sustainability certifications. With Naiaä, 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 Naiaä 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 Naiaä 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.”
Naiaä will be launching many new developments at PV, among which we will highlight
Since launching Naiaä at Première Vision last year, Eastman has continued to innovate by creating a new collection of sustainable fabrics and establishing two new partnerships to help educate young fashion designers about ecologically sound solutions.
Demonstrating its commitment to innovation and education, Naiaä is the Gold Sponsor of the 2019 Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. At Première Vision, Naiaä will showcase garments created by finalists of the Redress competition. Participants were tasked with the challenge of creating “stunning designs” from Naia™ fabrics remnants, according to Farrell.
Furthermore, Eastman has partnered with Milan-based eco-hub C.L.A.S.S on its sustainable fabric collection available to designers via the C.L.A.S.S. website. Naiaä has inherent softness and luster that blend well with other eco-friendly yarns to create unique and versatile fabrics. Naia™ can be the starting point in the sustainability journey of virtually any fabric or garment.
FSCâ Mix-certified Naiaä cellulosic yarn is Eastman’s latest product advancement in sustainable fibers. Eastman has aligned its entire forestry supply chain with Forest Stewardship Councilâ sourcing standards, including controlled wood procedures. Naiaä is also certified as biodegradable in freshwater and soil environments and is compostable in industrial settings, having received the “OK biodegradable” and “OK compost” conformity marks from TÜV AUSTRIA.
At Première Vision, Naiaä will exhibit in the Smart Creation area, Stand 3S42 in Hall 3, where attendees can experience and visualize the industry’s progress in eco-design. Learn more about Naiaä from Eastman and its year of innovation at Booth 6C55 in the Première Vision Yarns Hall.
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world.
* details for each fabric
(1) Naia™ Jacquard Satin / MILL: Manifatture Bianchi/ COO: Italy / Content: 75% Naia™, 25% Silk
Description: Pink, floral satin jacquard
What makes it special: Delicate floral pattern on a shimmering satin woven.
(2) Naia™ Glossy / MILL: Textivision / COO: Mexico / Content: 96% Naia™, 4% Elastane
Description: Solid peach, glossy knit design
What makes it special: Textured knit jacquard in a layered shine wrinkle-resistant fabric.
(3) Naia™ Bamboo Blend / MILL: Burmod / COO: Turkey / Content: 52% Naia™, 48% Bamboo
Description: Deep Wine crepe back satin woven
What makes it special: All “wood”-based fabric in Brilliant Naia™ color.
(4) Naia™ Calida Fabric / MILL: Bella Fabrics / COO: USA / Content: 92% Naia™, 8% Lurex
Description: Champagne warp knit mesh
What makes it special: Open mesh warp knit with a “chainmail” appearance and a deceptively soft hand.