Natural Fiber Welding Blog

After years of searching for the perfect material, Indian fashion house Anita Dongre launches accessories collection Made with MIRUM®

After years of searching for a plastic-free alternative to leather, Indian fashion designer Anita...

2022: Scaling up and going global

As 2022 comes to a close, it is the perfect time to reflect on this year’s events, accomplishments,...

NFW featured in Salesforce and Fortune Ecopreneur series

Earlier this year, Salesforce and Fortune made a trip to our headquarters in Peoria, Illinois, to...

NFW and UNLESS Collective launch the zero plastic, biobased sneaker

Meet The Degenerate, the world's only plastic-free, biobased shoe that uses NFW’s entire ecosystem...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: MIRUM® & CLARUS® gifts for everyone on your list

‘Tis the season to make your list and check it twice. While you’re shopping this year, don’t miss...

Veshin Factory and NFW announce catalog of MIRUM® products

Earlier this year, NFW announced a partnership with Veshin Factory to expand access to MIRUM®....

Stella McCartney, Allbirds, Reformation and Pangaia link up with NFW to push regenerative agriculture forward

NFW is teaming up with Stella McCartney, Allbirds, Pangaia, and Reformation to produce the most...

New Balance, Wolverine Worldwide, Camper, Deckers, Allbirds, and other industry leaders join NFW Footwear Collective

Today we’re proud to announce the NFW Footwear Collective, a group of like-minded brands advancing...

Allbirds launches the Plant Pacer Sneaker made with MIRUM®

It’s here! Today Allbirds released the Plant Pacer, its newest lifestyle shoe made with MIRUM®.  

NFW CEO Luke Haverhals & CTO Aaron Amstutz named Inventors of the Year

NFW chemists Luke Haverhals and Aaron Amstutz have won the prestigious Intellectual Property Owners...

Meet NFW R&D Manager for CLARUS® Fabrics, Shokoofeh Ghasemi

“He wanted to show me that the fabric looks good,” Shokoofeh Ghasemi explains with a smile, as one...

Another milestone: Brave GentleMan launches the first men’s dress shoes made with MIRUM®

It’s another MIRUM® milestone. This week famed menswear brand Brave GentleMan launched a capsule...

MIRUM® makes its luxury watch strap debut with IWC and Gisele Bündchen

Swiss luxury watch giant IWC Schaffhausen today launched MiraTex™ straps made with MIRUM® alongside...

NFW is partnering with Veshin Factory to expand access to MIRUM®

Natural Fiber Welding’s plastic-free, leather alternative MIRUM has taken the luxury accessory...

How industry circularity definitions differ from nature and why it matters

"Circularity" is quickly becoming a buzzword in the materials space as brands and consumers look...

Meet NFW soil scientist and circularity specialist Stephen Taylor

While visiting his family’s cattle ranch in southern Utah, Stephen Taylor gained a deep...

Assessing our impact: the carbon footprint of MIRUM®

Initial assessments estimate MIRUM® produces around an order of magnitude less greenhouse gas...

NFW closes $85 million Series B to scale naturally circular materials

Today, we are honored to announce that we have raised $85 million in funding to scale production of...

MIRUM® makes its footwear debut

MIRUM® stepped into the footwear industry in a big way this week, making its international debut...

CLARUS® hits the market with Ralph Lauren at the Australian Open

NFW's patented technology is making headlines this month with the debut of Ralph Lauren's RLX...

What is CLARUS®?

Synthetic fabrics are drowning the planet in textile waste and driving climate change. Natural...

2022: Looking Ahead

The new year is here, and at Natural Fiber Welding, we could not be more excited about what’s to...

Year of Expansion and Opportunity

2021 has been a year of expansion and opportunity at Natural Fiber Welding.  We are on a mission to...

MIRUM® featured at Hyundai Open Innovation Lounge event in Korea

Plastic-free, all-natural MIRUM® was recently featured in an automotive interior prototype by the...

Holiday Gift Guide: MIRUM® & CLARUS® gifts for everyone on your list

‘Tis the season to make your list and check it twice. While you’re shopping this year, don’t miss...

In conversation with longtime NFW partner Bellroy

NFW founder and CEO Luke Haverhals recently sat down with Andy Fallshaw, the co-founder of Bellroy,...

The auto industry has a plastic problem. Natural materials can help.

This month, leaders from around the world are meeting in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change...

MIRUM® shines at Première Vision Paris

Sustainability and circularity were on full display last week at Première Vision in Paris where...

Natural Fiber Welding launches Circular Buy-Back Program with new Woolly Made MIRUM® Wallets

At Natural Fiber Welding, we believe in the goodness of people. We’ve found time and time again...

Women are working together to lead the climate movement. Help us tell their stories.

It’s more evident than ever that addressing climate change isn’t about just fixing one industry or...

Vegan leather isn’t sustainable leather — but it could be

The issues with the conventional leather industry are no great secret — from the carbon footprint...

The London leather workshop calls MIRUM ‘a wonderful discovery.’

Sara Battiston is the founder and director of the London Leather Workshop. Sara and her co-founder...

How does NFW define the “impossible shoe?”

We’ve heard a little bit about the “impossible shoe” from our interview with Alan Lugo, NFW’s...

NFW footwear expert Alan Lugo talks sustainability, plastics, and more.

Meet Alan Lugo, our Product Strategy Manager. We sat down with him to talk about his job, his...

Creating for today, dreaming for tomorrow - MIRUM® takes world stage

Change happens when collaboration happens. It takes global commitment to challenge the “ways things...

Five of the biggest problems with plastics

By now, you’ve probably heard that plastics aren’t good for the environment. But have you ever...

How MIRUM® is made

We get a lot of questions about how MIRUM is made, so we wanted to shed light on the process with...

Ionic liquids and the National Science Foundation—Andy Horvath at NFW

Editor’s note: Andy Horvath interned at NFW through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate...

First collection of MIRUM® earns USDA 100% Biobased Certification.

The first commercially available collection of MIRUM — especially appropriate for patches and...