13 February 2018

Just over a year after the NAIA™ cellulosic yarn launched, Sofileta has opened a new chapter in its history by developing an exclusive range of extra-soft, fine knits, with a glamorous, glossy finish.

A new addition to the cellulosic yarn range, Naia™ was researched and developed by the US Eastman manufacturer and attracted immediate interest when it launched in January 2017. Created from wood pulp, derived exclusively from certified and sustainably managed forests, Naia™ can be used to produce fluid and breathable fabrics which remain cool and comfortable under any circumstances. These practical fabrics are wrinkle-resistant, easy-care (machine-washable) and release stains easily, so that even the toughest substances (wine, coffee, etc.) can be removed in no time. Naturally hypoallergenic (Oeko-Tex class I, the highest level), they are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, making them the ideal choice for intimates and other garments worn next to the skin.

For Spring/Summer 2019, Sofileta is offering two new ultra-soft, fine knits using Naia™ for a gorgeous, discretely pearlescent finish, which caress the body’s curves with impressive fluidity. This is a first for Sofileta, since the French manufacturer had never developed a collection using cellulosic yarns until now. Dominique Heuillard, Product Manager of Knitted Fabrics at Sofileta explains: “Naia’s™ specific features are of huge interest to our markets and round off our range of knits using natural materials”.
A fashion-forward range with cosmetic effects in a wide range of colours

This new range consists of soft knits in two different versions: the first, an extremely fine gauge, creates a very light knit (105g/m²), ideal for the most upscale intimates. It features 90% Naia™ yarn and 10% elastane. The second, a fine-gauge knit, weighs in at 150g/m², making it the perfect partner for lingerie, as well as tops, T-shirts and flowing dresses. It contains 84% Naia™ yarn and 16% elastane. Both fabrics offer a wonderfully fluid hand-feel, for a perfect drape and a pretty pearlescent, discretely glossy finish. Veritable beauty products, they sit gently against the skin like a delicate powder, flattering the wearer with a subtle iridescent effect. These fabrics come in 16 colourways, from natural nudes to bright, vibrant shades as well as darker tones.

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