Sarah Stevenson

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

May 17, 2018- by staff

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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Sarah Stevenson presents her historically influenced designs

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

Apr 10, 2018- by staff

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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