About NFW

NFW is a circularity platform for plastic-free performance materials. NFW follows three Ground Rules in everything we develop: start well, stay clean, end well. While nearly everything in the built world relies on some type of plastic that began as crude oil and that will become plastic pollution, we are establishing a new material reality. We believe all materials should begin and end as nutrients, ready for the next growth cycle—true circularity.

Our multi-material platform serves a wide range of industries—from fashion and footwear to automotive and upholstery. NFW technology embeds seamlessly into existing supply chains, enabling the world’s most iconic brands to design and scale products with high-performance, plastic-free materials. NFW makes global brands more sustainable, empowering them to create without plastics. Alongside the boldest brands and visionary designers, we are pioneering a naturally circular, post-oil economy.


Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Peoria, IL
“I liked the small company atmosphere of NFW. It is a positive environment and everyone in general is very friendly and works together to get things done. As an engineering intern, I enjoyed the opportunity to work hands-on in the shop using a variety of tools from screwdrivers to CNC machines. I got to work on my projects from the initial concept and design phase all the way through implementation. There is a lot of growth in the company and optimism for the future.”

Human Resources Intern

September 2020 Peoria, IL
“My experience with NFW has been fantastic so far. In particular, I really enjoy the level of independence I am given, but I also like the accountability expected out of me. Another thing I really enjoyed was the exposure I was given to multiple areas of the HR field. The people who work here are also amazing, and are always willing to help when needed! Overall, I definitely enjoy being at NFW and would highly recommend it to anyone! ”
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