Cotton is Biodegradable

(Update: 11. October 2020) The worldwide Cotton consumption is currently estimated at about 26 million tons. Altogether, the need for all fibres on the part of the textile industry is …

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 …

Microplastic pollution is a global challenge

Microplastic pollution is a global challenge across many industries and sectors – one of critical importance being textiles. A 2021 study by the California Ocean Science Trust and a group …

Dr Maryam Naebe Wins 2021 DNFI Award

Dr. Maryam Naebe from Deakin University, Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Victoria, Australia has won the 2021 Discover Natural Fibres Initiative Innovation Award. Together with her team at IFM she …

The Great Green Washing Machine Part 1+2

(Updated: March 15 2022) In the first of what will be a series of reports by Veronica Bates-Kassatly, together with Dorothee Baumann-Pauly, she questions the sustainability efforts of fast fashion …

DNFI Award Jury 2021 started its work

The Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) will announce the winner of the Innovation in Natural Fibre Research Award soon. This year’s award is kindly sponsored by ITMF. The aim of …