Fabric Innovations with Naia

Greater sustainability: fabric innovations from mills embracing the journey

May 29, 2020- by staff

In light of stay-at-home orders, the world recently spent the 50th Earth Day this April inside, most likely in the most comfortable clothing we had. If prevailing trends hold true, many of us were wearing these cozy fashions made with sustainable fiber. Sustainability has become one of the most pressing issues in apparel as earth-friendly materials are in higher demand than ever.

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CanopyStyle Audit

Naia™ reaches a major milestone by completing our first CanopyStyle audit.

May 12, 2020- by staff

As producers of biobased products derived from wood pulp, we at Eastman take our commitment to developing low-environmental-impact fibers seriously. As we continue to develop partnerships with brands, we hear time and time again about the increasing need for eco-conscious materials. We are thrilled to partner with environmental nonprofit Canopy to ensure excellence in our wood pulp sourcing techniques and to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable forestry practices.

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naia soft quick drying fabric

Eastman Naia™ launches cellulosic staple fiber at Première Vision

Feb 6, 2020- by staff

Eastman Naia™ announces the inspiring addition to the Naia™ portfolio of sustainable materials with a low environmental impact. Debuting at Première Vision-Paris (PV), the international fashion and textile exposition held Feb. 11–13, new Eastman Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber offers another versatile, eco-conscious material choice for sustainable fashion. Naia™ staple fiber has inherent softness, is quick drying, and reduces pilling.

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Maddie Williams

Talking with Redress's new designer Maddie Williams | Thinking about sustainable fashion design

Dec 6, 2019- by staff

Redress, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of the fashion industry, gathered a number of talented young designers together for their Redress Design Award contest. The Redress Design Award is rooted in concern and care for nature and the environment with the goal of educating designers about sustainable design techniques to reduce the impact of fashion on the environment. This year, the competition finalists were tasked with incorporating fabric remnants of Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn in their designs.

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Textile Exchange conference

Eastman joins Textile Exchange and participates in Textile Sustainability Conference

Dec 6, 2019- by staff

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. The annual international gathering brought together brands, retailers, and companies from across the textile world—all seeking to create a more sustainable and responsible fiber and materials industry.

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