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

IWTO 2020 Factsheets about Wool

The International Wool Textile Organinisation (IWTO) released a new set of factsheets about the properties and usage of wool. . The previous factsheets about wool from the years’s 2017, 2018 …

ICNF2021 – Smart Sustainable Solutions

Natural fibres are a renewable resource, par excellence, having been renewed by nature and by humans for millennia. Recently, they have drawn tremendous attention of both scientific community and industrial …

Nominations for the 2020 DNFI Award Received

A fascinating array of nominations for the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2020 were received by the deadline on 11 September, and eight finalists have …