More tonnage of plant matter grows in a single day than all synthetics produced by mankind in one year.
NFW is transforming consumer products, eliminating the need for plastics with low-carbon materials that align with Earth’s natural circularity.
We’ve spent the last seven years scaling low-carbon, comprehensively circular material platforms that leverage the abundance and versatility of plants and minerals, leading the way to a truly circular economy.
Understanding True Circularity
Mother Nature is the world's best engineer. We're number two.
We're material science pioneers building the same way nature does; we harness the science of nature; we apply our proprietary green chemistry and green manufacturing processes, all with standards that are (almost) impossibly high — no plastics, no petrochemicals, no polluting.
NFW’s Oath in Designing for All
At NFW, we are grounded by our “Oath” to discover, design, and engineer positive alternatives to plastics. Our focus is creating solutions that are low-carbon, naturally circular, non-toxic, and scalable to ensure wellbeing for all. NFW is implementing strategies to support several of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the following:
NFW leverages readily-available natural inputs into a system that is endlessly recyclable, regenerative, and restorative for the wellbeing of communities and ecosystems everywhere.
NFW is expanding opportunities for participation in the material economy to include farmers instead of relying on fossil-fuel suppliers; this decouples economic growth from environmental degradation.
Where our ingredients come from and where they go is key as we take a lifecycle approach to the production of our materials. We use energy responsibly by powering our facilities from renewable sources.
Because NFW materials are made from only natural nutrients, never petrochemicals, they are inherently low-carbon. An LCA of MIRUM® found it contributes up to 10x less GHG than synthetic or conventional leather.
We are preventing and reducing pollution in ocean ecosystems by providing alternatives to microfiber-shedding materials. We also minimize water usage as much as possible during production.
We only use natural, bio-neutral ingredients that can become ecosystem nutrients — not plastic trash — at the end of a product life. Our plastic-free approach protects the environment from the myriad of issues caused by fossil fuel extraction.