In Paris last month, Eastman revealed new developments with Naia, after its exciting launch just 12 months ago. Naia is the trademark for Eastman’s cellulosic yarn, manufactured from sustainably managed forests and with inherent softness, moisture management, skin friendly and hypoallergenic.
Speaking at Interfiliere, Jeroen B Jacobs (Global Director, Textile Fibres, Eastman) commented: “Last year we were able to see how well Naia could be used on printed fabric and this year we are showing a lace prototype fabric made by the Italian company, Iluna, with 93% Naia and 7% eco-stretch. Likewise we have an all filament yarn in 40 gauge knitted fabric produced by Sofileta. We are delighted to be working with some very important brands.”
To date the adoption of Naia has been primarily in the intimate apparel and nightwear sector but Jacobs is confident that the company is ready to reveal its potential to the wider ready-to-wear market. “We also have some interesting developments coming in the second half of 2018 in spun yarns and technical new microfilament yarns with the finest of deniers.”