A sustainable choice for sweaters and knitwear
Eastman, maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic fibre, announces the launch of its Naia™ fiber in the sweaters/knitwear category at Première Vision-Paris Digital Show (PV), the digital international fashion and textile show, Feb. 15–19.
Naia™ fibre is a sustainable choice for sweaters and knitwear, giving designers more choices and versatility to create. Luxurious features like luster, beautiful drape and silky soft hand—coupled with comfort and easy care—make Naia™ the perfect component* for spring/summer 2022 collections.
“Now, designers can produce sweaters that meet both quality and consumer sustainability needs, making Naia™ fiber the perfect choice for conscious fashion”, says Carolina Sister Cohn, global segment market manager at Eastman.
Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fiber is a sustainable fiber made from wood pulp. With full traceability from tree to fiber, Naia™ cellulosic fiber is made in the U.S.A. with the highest safety, social and environmental standards. Eastman’s closed-loop production process allows recycling and safe reuse of solvents and water, resulting in fibers that have a low environmental impact.
Naia™ allows for the creation of sweaters that are comfortable, extremely soft, smooth, breathable and—depending on the blend— feel lightweight to provide longer-lasting comfort.
Naia™ provides versatility to sweater yarns in lustrous or matte finishes. With inherent cool-to-touch properties, Naia™ cellulosic yarn can be used in knitwear to keep skin feeling cool, which endures even after prolonged washing and wearing.
*These claims depend on blends, yarn composition, fabric construction, and finishing
Eastman is a global specialty materials company that leverages innovation, technology and application development to grow its leading positions in end markets such as agriculture, transportation, building and construction, and consumables. For more information, visit www.eastman.com
In 2019, Eastman became the first company to begin commercial-scale chemical recycling for a broad set of waste plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or, worse, wind up in the environment. Eastman Advanced Circular Recycling technologies will be able to process waste plastics traditional mechanical recycling methods cannot, providing a true circular solution of endless recycling for materials, and allowing them to be reused repeatedly.