Eastman Chemical Co. recently launched Naia, a cellulosic yarn, into the women’s wear market. Naia’s origins are traceable and sustainably sourced wood pulp; Eastman holds FSC and PEFC
Chain of Custody certification.
According to the company, the cellulosic yarn is produced in a closed-loop process that involves recycling solvents for reuse within the system. In addition, Naia has a low-impact manufacturing process with a low tree-to-yarn carbon and water footprint. Naia is Life Cycle Assessment is compliant with ISO14044 and is listed on the HIGG Materials Sustainability Index, the company reports.
The company also says that garments made from Naia can be laundered at home, recover from wrinkles and are resistant to pilling. The cellulosic yarn will be included in Premiere Vision’s Smart Square, a multimedia space showcasing environmentally responsible approaches to fashion.
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a range of products found in items that people use every day.