The Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) was created as an outgrowth of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, declared by the United Nations General Assembly. Natural fibers 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 Natural Fibres Award offers recognition for outstanding design and innovation in this important textile sector.
The DNFI award has proven to be successful in raising awareness of the outstanding work being done by specialists in this field and previous winner speak of their appreciation for the subsequent media coverage and interest in their work.
The recent winners Dr. Maryam Naebe found that natural fibers have a unique chemical and physical structure that gives them properties that are unmatched even in the man-made fibers age.
Nominations for the 2022 DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award are being accepted until September 9, 2022. Application templates are available on the DNFI web site