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 World Natural Fibre Update

Depending on the continent and climate zone, natural fibers grow all year round. The dependence on local and global weather influences changes the quality and quantity of the fibers at …

DNFI Award 2022 – Deadline 9 Sept

Natural fibres offer mechanical strength, low weight, and resilience, as well as renewability and biodegradability, making them ideal partners to high-tech, modern, and sustainable textile applications. The DNFI Innovation in …

36. International Cotton Conference Bremen

(Update: July 21 2022) 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 …