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

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For the fourth time in a row since 2017, the Discover National Fibre Initiative is once again inviting entries for its now coveted DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award. The …

Celebrating 90 Years of Wool

Conference now online (Updated: May 21th 2020) Ninety years ago in Paris, representatives from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and then Czechoslovakia created a permanent forum for …