To meet a growing demand for sustainable fashion options, Eastman and DuPont Biomaterials 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.
The new collection will expand the future of sustainable textiles for designers to use for comfortable everyday casual wear. Visitors to the Intertextile show this week in Shanghai, China, will be able to experience the new fabrics by visiting booth 4.1 -E103. Brands can also see the collection at the Première Vision marketplace site.
Eastman Naia cellulosic fiber is the perfect choice for fabrics in womenswear. The Naia portfolio of sustainable fibers gives designers more choices and versatility to create. Naia filament yarn transforms fabrics into luxurious, comfortable, and easy-to-care-for fabrics, while Naia staple fiber blends perfectly with other eco-conscious fibers to create supremely soft, quick-drying fabrics that consistently reduce pilling.
Made with responsibly sourced wood from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations, Naia brings the richness of nature to comfortable and effortlessly luxurious fabrics. Produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse, Naia is made through optimized, low-impact manufacturing.
It has a low tree-to-fiber environmental footprint and a third-party-reviewed life-cycle assessment compliant with ISO 14044. Naia is also certified as biodegradable in freshwater and soil environments and is compostable in industrial settings, receiving the “OK biodegradable” and “OK compost” conformity marks from TÜV AUSTRIA. Most recently, Naia staple fiber received the “OK compost” certification for home settings.