Natural Fibres are Sustainable | Healthy | Comfortable | Responsible | Renewable | High-tech | Fashionable

Welcome to the web site of the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative, a platform
for the natural fibers stakeholder community, to facilitate the exchange of
knowledge and experience among members, to advance common interests.

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About Us

We provide an platform for the 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.

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Popzyk and Klein win 2017 DNFI Award

Marie-Isabel Popzyk, Scientific Assistant at Aachen University and Dr. Roland Klein, Group Manager at the Fraunhofer-Institute in Germany were selected through a process of on-line voting by participants in more …

DNFI Award 2017 – voting closed

The voting for the DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017 has ended. During the period from middle of August to end of September, people from 161 countries have participated in the voting …

Glowing Cotton – Science or Fiction

Functional fabrics also known as “smart textiles” include coatings or secondary materials with properties such as colour changing or generating electricity with movement. The challenge is that anything added to …