Our Story

About Us

We provide an platform for the international natural fibers stakeholder community,
producing over 33 million tons of fibres per annum, with a value of $60B.

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.

Some Facts about Natural Fibres

Global Numbers

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

Latest News

DNFI Steering Committee Meeting 2022

An exciting year lies behind us. The second year with a global pandemic and the direct and indirect consequences for international cultivation and trade in natural fibres. Increasing environmental awareness …

36. International Cotton Conference Bremen

The bi-annual International Cotton Conference Bremen is where specialists from the worldwide textile supply chain come together. The conference will provide a forum for scientifically founded and practically useful new …

jute yarn

Jute Market Reports from WGC

(Updated: December 20th 2021) WGC stands for Wilhelm G. Clasen who founded his trading company in March 1919, which is still owned and run as a family business today. Clasen …