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.

Natural Fibres - Introduction

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

Dr. Noureddine Abidi Win 2020 DNFI Award

(Update: 30. October 2020) Dr. Noureddine Abidi, Professor and Director, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI), Texas Tech University, has won the 2020 Discover Natural Fibres Initiative Innovation Award. Dr. …

Wool Round Table 2020

IWTO’s 2020 Wool Round Table offers a unique spin on the digital conference with four live Chat Rooms. Participate in real time across borders and time zones with wool industry …

Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020

The 2020 Conference co-hosted by KOFOTI, will feature international industry experts from around the world from along the entire textile value chain. They will share their expertise and visions and …