A close up of Ashleigh Cain's lantern inspired design

See the final results of the Eastman Naia Design Challenge

Oct 9, 2018 - by Anonymous

The Eastman Naia Design Challenge with O’More college may be over but we are loving the final results and thought you would love to see them too!

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Macy Harmlon and her design for the Eastman Naia challenge

Students reflect on their experience in the Eastman Naia™ Challenge

Jul 27, 2018 - by Anonymous

Now that the Eastman Naia challenge has concluded, the students look back at their design process and discuss with what role Naia had in shaping their design. They also walk us through what they would have changed now that they understand the material better than when they first started.

Natasha Andrews

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Sarah Stevenson

The Winner of the Eastman Naia™ Design Challenge is...

May 17, 2018 - by Anonymous

The Eastman Naia Design Challenge has concluded and Sarah Stevenson, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, CO., was selected as the winner. With the win, Stevenson takes home a $2,500 scholarship toward her 2018-19 tuition. She prevailed over 12 other sophomore and junior fashion design students. Morgan Stengel, a junior from Brentwood, Tenn., was the runner up.

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Student sewing during the final stages of the Eastman Naia Design Challenge

Buttons, zippers, and embroidery in week 4!

Apr 19, 2018 - by Anonymous

Finishing touches are being made, and seams and zippers will soon be sewn into the gowns made with at least 75% Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn. The design students at O’More College have an incredible heart and mind for design, that is for certain.

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Sarah Stevenson presents her historically influenced designs

Back to the Drawing Board: The Eastman Naia™ Challenge Returns

Apr 10, 2018 - by Anonymous

The Eastman Naia design challenge has returned! This marks the second year that Franklin’s O’More College of Design has collaborated with Kingsport-based Eastman to use Naia, the versatile cellulosic yarn made from wood pulp and derived exclusively from sustainably managed and certified forests. In the Eastman Naia Challenge, students in O’More’s Fashion program will create garments using fabric composed of Naia.

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Sydney's Detailed Embroidery

The Eastman Naia™ Challenge Continues Over Spring Break!

Mar 31, 2018 - by Anonymous

During Spring Break, O’More College of Design students are making the most of their time with the Naia™ from Eastman fabric.

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The student's are getting familiar with Naia before starting the construction of their gowns.

The Eastman Naia™ Challenge!

Mar 24, 2017 - by Anonymous

To celebrate the launch of Eastman’s newest material, Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn, we’ve partnered with O’More College of Design to challenge their fashion students to design and construct evening gowns with Naia.

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