Transforming the soft-goods material industry from petroleum addiction and linear life-cycles to plant-based, inherent circularity
- Partnered with Porsche supplier, Motherson, to develop a prototype of MIRUM® trim for the Porsche Taycan as part of a startup autobahn event.
- Announced 110,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and plan to add 100 jobs for production of their Mirum plant-based leather in 2021.
- Secured minority investment from Ralph Lauren Corporation to scale their Clarus recycled fiber technology into performance apparel.
Currently Operating in Three Regions
July 7, 2021
The latest group of Technology Pioneers blends innovation with entrepreneurial spirit.Read on World Economic Forum »
July 27, 2023
Luke Haverhals' company, Natural Fiber Welding, is working to solve the world's biggest problem by developing sustainable alternatives to synthetic materials. However, the company is reducing its...Read on CIProud.com »
November 18, 2022
In a new film called SLAY (slay.film), created by award-winning French filmmaker and animal rights activist Rebecca Cappelli, we see how an animal becomes an accessory. Ft. Natural Fiber Welding's...Read on FashionUnited »
November 24, 2021
Purpose At Work: How Unreasonable Collaborates With Barclay’s To Give Businesses An “Unreasonable” Advantage
Since 2016, Barclays banking group has partnered with growth-stage business support service Unreasonable Group (UG) to create and expand Unreasonable Impact (UI) — a social- and...Read on Forbes »
July 15, 2021
Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a Peoria, IL-based developer of technologies based on the sustainable use of plants and natural fibers to obtain durable goods and textiles, raised $15M in fundingRead on FinSMEs »
February 25, 2021
The brand has invested $2 million in material innovation firm Natural Fiber Welding.Read on Footwear News »
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