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28 & 29 September 2023


Welcome to
Natural Fibre Connect 2023

Join the Alpaca, Cashmere, Mohair, and Wool industries for a hybrid event filled with presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on the key topics concerning the animal fibre textile industries. The online and in-person event takes place on 28-29 September 2023 in Biella, Italy. Additional workshops and mill visits in and around Biella will be available beforehand as well. 

In-Person Conference in Biella, Italy

Actively participate and connect with others at the in-person main conference Natural Fibre Connect 2023 hosted in Biellay, Italy - the center for manufacturing precious animal fibres. Visit various mills, listen to live speakers and participate in workshops and panel discussions while also enjoying the beautiful surroundings, food, and drink of Northern Italy.

Online Conference

Join Natural Fibre Connect from the comfort of your home and listen to all live sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. Network with other online participants, visit the online exhibition hall and ask questions. Presentations will be translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Mongolian. Did you miss a session? No problem, all recordings will be available afterwards online as well.


More speakers to be added shortly

Tone Skårdal Tobiasson

Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion

Anna Heaton

Textile Exchange


25-27 September 2023

Pre-Conference Programme

Mill Visits – Workshops – Site seeing
In-person only

28-29 September 2023

NFC Conference

Presentations – Panel Discussions – Breakout Sessions
In-person and Online

Monday September 25
9:00 - 13:00 Biella Mill Visit
Tuesday September 26
9:00 - 12:00 Mill visit
14:00 - 19:00 Bus to Prato
Friday September 29
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Day 2
11:00 - 12:00 Green Finance
12:00 - 13:00 FAO Grant Program
12:00 - 13:00 Slow Fibre Launch
13:00 - 13:30 Closing of NFC 2023
14:00 - 15:00 Animal Fibres Roundtable
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Events & Formats


Full Plenary Sessions

Listen to interesting speakers talk about the key issues and trends relevant to all animal fibre industries.

NFC Cashmere February 2023

Round Table Summit

Join Textile Exchanges Animal Fibre Round Table Summit and give your input.

SFA standards meeting

Standards Meetings

Actively engage with the standards owners of the RWS, RMS, SFA and ZDHC.

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Knowledge Workshops

Join the topics you are particularly interested in on topics such as finance, traceability or digitisation.


Sponsor Exhibition Hall

Connect with industry leaders and get to know their offerings in the in-person and virtual exhibition hall.

Topics Discussed

  • Traceability

  • Transparency

  • Digitalisation

  • Green Finance

  • Animal Welfare

  • Social Welfare

  • Regenerative Agriculture

  • Standards

Host Organisations

Sponsors & Partners

Become a NFC 2023 Sponsor and benefit!

Find out more about our Sponsorship packages and add-ons.

Looking back at 2022


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