Today’s consumers expect comfortable, luxurious, and easy-to-care-for garments, all with desirable aesthetics and rich color. Naia™ allows all these expectations to be woven or knit into uncompromising fabrics to fit your unique lifestyle.
Eastman launches Naia™ Renew staple fiber for casual wear, loungewear
KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 22, 2021 – In response to consumer demand for comfortable, sustainable clothing, Eastman launched its Naia™ Renew cellulosic staple fiber in the growing women's casual wear and loungewear market. Sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics*, it can be produced at scale to deliver sustainability without compromise to the fashion world.
Sleep products innovator and inventor Tracy Miller collaborates with Eastman on sustainable bedding line
KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 23, 2021 – Combining comfort and sustainability, Eastman and sleep products innovator and inventor Tracy Miller are collaborating on a new bedding line using Eastman Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber made from 60% sustainably sourced wood pulp and 40% certified* reclaimed carpets diverted from landfills.
Eastman and GP Cellulose provide critical support for longleaf pine restoration in Florida
BRISTOL, FLORIDA, March 19, 2021 – In celebration of the International Day of Forests on March 21, Eastman, Eastman Foundation and GP Cellulose worked with The Longleaf Alliance (LLA) to provide 60,000 longleaf pine seedlings to Torreya State Park in Northwest Florida. This conservation collaboration is intended to help protect forest ecosystems, support delicate wildlife communities, and help repair the planet for future generations.
H&M first to adopt Eastman Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber in Conscious Exclusive collection
Kingsport,TN – November 20, 2020 — Leading global fashion retailer H&M is first to market with its new Conscious Exclusive autumn/winter 2020 collection made with Eastman Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber. Naia™ Renew is a cellulosic yarn made from 60% certified wood fibers and 40% recycled waste plastics such as carpet fibers and plastic packaging.* This is the first time H&M has used Naia Renew™ in a collection. The Conscious Exclusive A/W20 will be available at hm.com December 1.
Eastman makes the promise of sustainability a reality with Naia™ Renew
Kingsport,TN – September 29, 2020 — Eastman, the producer of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic fiber, introduces its new Naia™ Renew portfolio, sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics*. Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber is traceable with certified biodegradability that captures the value of hard-to-recycle materials that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It can be produced at scale to deliver sustainability without compromise to the fashion world.
Eastman Naia™ and DuPont Biomaterials collaborate to launch new sustainable fabric collection
Kingsport,TN – September 22, 2020 — To meet a growing demand for sustainable fashion options, Eastman and DuPont Biomaterials today announced the launch of a fabric collection made with sustainable, biobased materials. The collaboration blends Naia™ from Eastman and DuPont™ Sorona® fibers to create garments with exceptional stretch and recovery, luxurious drape and a smooth, soft hand feel.
First US-based cellulosics producer, Eastman, completes the CanopyStyle Audit
Kingsport, New York and Vancouver – April 23, 2020 — Environmental not-for-profit organization Canopy, third-party auditor NEPCon, and Eastman released the results of Eastman’s CanopyStyle Audit. The company is a producer of Naia™ cellulose acetate fibre, with headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Eastman Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber debuts at Première Vision
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA — February 4, 2020 — Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic filament yarn, announces the expansion of its Naia™ fiber portfolio at Première Vision-Paris (PV), the international fashion and textile exposition, Feb. 11-13. With the introduction of its new cellulosic staple fiber, Naia™ offers another versatile eco-conscious material choice for sustainable fashion.
Eastman joins Textile Exchange and participates in Textile Sustainability Conference
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA — Oct. 24, 2019 — Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, has joined Textile Exchange, the global nonprofit member organization committed to reducing the textile industry’s impact on the environment.
Redress Design Award 2019 Grand Final Fashion Show features sustainable fabrics from Eastman Naia™
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA — Sept. 6, 2019 — Sustainably sourced Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn featured prominently in the Grand Final Fashion Show of the 2019 Redress Design Award in Hong Kong on Thursday. Naia™ from Eastman, the Gold Sponsor of the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition, was showcased in 10 innovative collections of waste-reducing designs.
Eastman Naia™ launches sustainable fabric collection at Première Vision
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA — August 27, 2019 — Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, introduces its new sustainable fabric collection at Première Vision-Paris (PV), the international fashion and textile exposition, Sept. 17–19.
Naia™ from Eastman is now offered with FSC® Mix
Kingsport, Tenn., USA — July 31, 2019 — Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, has now aligned its entire forestry supply chain with the Forest Stewardship Council®’s (FSC) sourcing standards, including controlled wood procedures.
Eastman to Acquire INACSA
KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 19, 2019 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Industrias del Acetato de Celulosa S.A. (INACSA), a Spanish producer of cellulosic yarn. The INACSA yarn business and assets are expected to support continued growth of Naia™ cellulosic yarn for the apparel market and will become part of the global Fibers segment supply base.
Naia™ from Eastman joins 10th annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit as supporting sponsor
KINGSPORT, Tenn., USA – April 16, 2019 – Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, announces its participation in the 10th annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit, May 15–16. Naia™ is a supporting sponsor of the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion, where the brand will feature and share news about custom fabrics from partner mills. Naia™ is also sponsoring the Pitch Stage, where innovators will present sustainable fashion business solutions as part of Copenhagen Fashion Summit’s Innovation Forum.
Eastman announces post-PV partnership with C.L.A.S.S. to support ‘circular economy’
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2019 - Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably-sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, announces a new partnership with Milan-based C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) in the wake of Première Vision Paris (PV), the international apparel textile exposition, where Naia™ showcased over 100 new on-trend fabrics from over 20 partner mills. Naia™ joins C.L.A.S.S. to support the fashion industry’s shift toward the “circular economy,” the economic model characterized as a collective awareness of social and environmental values throughout the fashion ecosystem.
Eastman Naia™ showcases sustainable fashion at Première Vision
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Feb. 5, 2019 - Naia™, the sustainably-sourced cellulosic yarn from Eastman, demonstrates its versatility in fashion fabrics at Première Vision Paris (PV), the international apparel textile exposition, Feb. 12 to 14.
Eastman Naia™ brings sustainability to lingerie at Interfilière Paris
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Jan 28, 2019 - Naia™, Eastman's cellulose acetate yarn, showcased its sustainability and versatility at Interfilière Paris, the international event for lingerie, activewear materials and accessories, Jan. 19-21.
Snow Angel presents Eastman Naia-based collection at Outdoor Retailer
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2019 - Naia™, the cellulose acetate yarn from Eastman, showcases its sustainability and versatility at Outdoor Retailer, the world's leading business-to-business outdoor sports show, Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in Denver, Colorado.
Eastman increases cellulosic yarn prices on Jan. 01, 2019
KINGSPORT, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2018 - Eastman Chemical Company announces average price increase of $USD 0.35/KG globally, effective 1 Jan 2019 across its cellulosic yarn portfolio.
Eastman’s Naia™ Cellulosic Yarn, a Choice for Sustainability in the Womenswear Market
2018, Sep 14 — To make Naia™, the process starts with renewable pine and eucalyptus wood, sourced exclusively from sustainably managed and certified plantations in North America, Western Europe and Brazil.
Naia™ is produced in a safe, closed-loop process where non-hazardous chemical solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. This optimized, low-impact manufacturing process with a low cradle-to-yarn carbon and water footprint has a third party verified Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certification compliant with ISO14044. Naia™ is also listed on the HIGG Materials Sustainability Index and has lower impact than other fibers such as generic modal, viscose, and triacetate.
Eastman’s Naia™ Cellulosic Yarn launches into Womenswear at Première Vision
2018, Sep 14 — At the Première Vision show in France, Eastman will launch Naia™, a versatile, cellulosic yarn, into the womenswear market. A filament yarn that transforms into luxurious, soft, and easy-to-care-for fabrics, Naia™ is also a sustainable option for fabric manufacturers.
To make Naia™, the process starts with renewable pine and eucalyptus wood, sourced exclusively from sustainably managed and certified plantations in North America, Western Europe and Brazil. In April, Eastman received chain of custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) for its sustainable sourcing of wood-pulp.
Naia™ from Eastman showcases innovation and collaboration at Interfilière Paris, July
2017, Jul 25 — For the second time, Eastman exhibited at the Interfilière exhibition in Paris on July 8–10, 2017, to show the fashion apparel market that Naia™ from Eastman embraces the desires and values consumers demand: luxury, comfort, ease of care, and sustainability — all together.
With inherent softness, moisture management, and sustainable origins, Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers brands the opportunity to truly innovate their next collection — as was showcased at the fair with the collaboration of trendsetter Ellen Haeser of Studio Haeser. Haeser designed giant storytelling collages and print designs in the Gardening and Nomad themes of fall/winter 2018/19 to showcase the versatility of Naia, not only in terms of different fabric qualities but also the ability to create distinctive finishes on Naia™ fabric with printing.
Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn: New, exciting horizons for an enduring Eastman technology
2017, May 17 — For decades, Eastman scientists have consistently utilized innovative approaches to adapting the company’s world-class technologies to create new and better materials that enhance the quality of life in a material way.
So it’s not surprising that one of the company’s longest-standing technologies has delivered a new name in materials for the intimate apparel market. The technology is cellulose esters, and the material is Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn.