Eastman Launches Naia Cellulosic Yarn into Women's Wear
Eastman has recently launched Naia™, a versatile cellulosic yarn made from sustainably sourced wood pulp into the womenswear market. According to Eastman, fabrics made with Naia are comfortable and luxurious; the inherent qualities of the yarn provide breathability and moisture management properties to fabrics made from it. Garments made with Naia are also easy to care for, can be laundered at home, and have excellent wrinkle recovery and pilling resistance, Eastman reports. Naia made its debut last month at Premiere Vision.
Naia is made from fully traceable and sustainably sourced wood pulp; Eastman holds FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification. The cellulosic yarn is produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. In addition, Eastman reports, Naia™ has an optimized, low-impact manufacturing process with a low tree-to-yarn carbon and water footprint. Naia has a third-party reviewed Life Cycle Assessment compliant with ISO14044 and is listed on the HIGG Materials Sustainability Index.