Our Story

About Us

We provide an platform for the international natural fibers stakeholder community,
producing over 30 million tons of fibres per annum, with a value of $50B.

Our History

The General Assembly of the United Nations declared 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF) in recognition of the benefits of natural fibre industries to the world economy, the environment, consumers and to producers around the world. At the conclusion of the IYNF, representatives of 15 natural fibre organizations formed the DNFI to continue this work.

Our Vision

Changing times means changing how we work, how we use materials and how we design processes. As DNFI we encourage innovation at all levels to help the natural fibre community delivering the benefits to everyone along the way. Starting with the growing of the fibres, through the processing, right to the customer and beyond.

Natural Fibres - Introduction

Some Facts about Natural Fibres

Global Numbers

32 m
Natural Fibres Produktion (ton)
51 bn
Annual Natural Fibres Value (US$)
290 m
Employed people
Information - Events - Media

Latest News

IWTO 2019 factsheets about wool

The International Wool Textile Organinisation (IWTO) released in January 2019 five new factsheets about the properties of wool. Download Wool Fact Sheet 10: Download Wool Fact Sheet 11: Download Wool …

16th EIHA Hemp Conference

Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in Hemp applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. …

ITMA 2019 - supported by DNFI.org