Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fiber offers a sustainable portfolio of eco-conscious material, presenting more versatile fiber options for brands and designers. The following documents give you an inside look into the benefits and possibilities of Naia™ - a sustainable fiber choice for the fashion industry without compromise on luxury, comfort and ease-of-care.
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED WOOD PULP
With full transparency from tree to fiber, Naia™ is responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations to ensure no deforestation of ancient and endangered forests. This effort to create a more sustainable textiles industry was recognized in Canopy’s 2020 Hot Button Report, where Eastman ranked third for our sustainable production of Naia™ cellulosic fiber and was acknowledged for fiber innovation through our recent launch of Naia™ Renew—a circular fiber produced from a portfolio of hard-to-recycle waste materials diverted from landfill.
SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND CHEMICAL USE
Naia™ cellulosic fiber is produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. Naia™ is OEKO-TEX® 100 Product Class I certified and is made with no hazardous chemicals listed on the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.
A LOW-IMPACT MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Naia™ has an optimized, low-impact manufacturing process with a low tree-to-fiber carbon and water footprint. Naia™ has a third-party reviewed life cycle assessment compliant with ISO 14044 and is ranked on the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.
BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE
Naia™ and Naia™ Renew fibers have received the ‘OK biodegradable’ and ‘OK compost’ conformity marks from TÜV AUSTRIA, certifying that the Eastman Naia™ portfolio of sustainable fibers is biodegradable and compostable.
ADVANCED CIRCULAR RECYCLING
Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber adds another pillar of sustainability to an already sustainable fiber platform. With Naia™ Renew, recycled content is diverted from landfill, broken down to its basic building blocks via Eastman’s patented carbon renewal technology—or molecular recycling—and used to produce a circular, fully traceable, and biodegradable cellulosic fiber with a reduced carbon footprint by ~35%.
Naia™ Renew, like legacy Naia™ cellulose acetate, consists of 60% certified sustainable wood pulp and incorporates 40% recycled content, creating a scalable solution to address the significant global issue of waste, pollution, and overconsumption of natural materials.
Carbon footprint reduction compared to traditional Naia™ products. Naia™ Renew recycled content is achieved by allocation of recycled waste material using an ISCC-certified mass balance process.
SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
To learn more about Eastman's product certifications, FSC® certified options, company recognitions, and commitment to sustainable production, contact an Eastman Naia representative.