fashion

Eastman Fashion Statement: Cellulose Fiber and Recycled Plastic Blend

Eastman introduced this week its new Naia Renew portfolio, sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics. Naia Renew cellulosic fiber is traceable with certified biodegradability that captures the value of hard-to-recycle materials that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It can be produced at scale to deliver sustainability without compromise to the fashion world, said Eastman.

Eastman is targeting 170 million metric tons of plastic material currently being sent to landfills or incineration. “Naia Renew enables a circular economy for the fashion industry and helps brands meet their eco-conscious goals,” said Ruth Farrell, Global Marketing Director of Textiles for Eastman, during an online press conference on Sept. 29. “We’re transforming what fabric can be and do to meet the sustainability demands of our customers and to create a world where brands and consumers can be in fashion without compromising on quality and performance.”

Naia Renew is an

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shopping

Walmart is overhauling 200 of its stores into an airport-inspired theme expected to perfectly blend the online and in-store shopping experience



a woman holding a cell phone: A Walmart shopper checks the company's mobile app next to a store directory. Courtesy of Walmart


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A Walmart shopper checks the company’s mobile app next to a store directory. Courtesy of Walmart

  • Walmart is redesigning 200 supercenters across the country, with an eye toward combining shoppers’ digital and in-store experiences.
  • The newly-refurbished stores will feature bolder signage to reflect and encourage app usage, more self-checkout kiosks, and separate sections for toys, electronics, and baby products.
  • “We’ve tried to think through how we help customers discover and get inspiration online and reflect that in terms of a completely new store look and feel,” Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside told Business Insider.
  • The remodeling project will expand to 1,000 stores by the end of 2021.
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Walmart will remodel 200 of its Supercenters by the end of 2020 to encourage a more “digitally-enabled shopping experience” featuring bolder signage, contactless checkout, and airport-inspired crowd management techniques, according

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