Successfully launched at Interfilière Paris last year, the new Naia™ cellulosic yarn has been adopted by a number of new partners.
Impressed by the versatility and natural properties of this cellulosic yarn, created using sustainable resources, the Italian lace-maker, Iluna Group, is presenting a new lace, which is showcased in a loungewear garment on the “Nature Moves Us” forum. Created using 7% Ecostretch yarn from Asahi Kasei’s Roica ™ Eco-Smart family and 93% Naia™, this lace boasts an exceptional hand-feel. Soft and comfortable, it is also moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic. French company, Sofileta is also making the most of the performances offered by Naia™. This functional knit specialist has designed a light stretch jersey in gauge 45, using a high percentage of Eastman’s cellulosic yarn (90%). The result is impressive: a natural knit, light and fluid, with a peachskin hand-feel and cooling properties.
“We are delighted by the welcome reserved for Naia™ once again. This yarn is the perfect solution for satisfying market requirements. Our clients are looking for a natural and eco-friendly yarn that is fashion-forward and comfortable, high performance and attractive. The various samples presented demonstrate that our partners have found the yarn they were looking for in Naia™” enthuses John Cahill, Marketing and Communication Director for Eastman. Best Pacific, Sinotex Textiles, Wanjiali Knitting, Billion Rise Knitting, Tintex, Lauma Fabrics, Sanko Tekstil, Celeb Textiles and Yu Yuang Textile Co. are all working with Eastman.