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Why Ralph Lauren Invested in This Material-Science Startup

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Ralph Lauren is furthering its sustainability push with a new minority investment in Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a sustainable material science startup that reuses natural fibers such as cotton waste to create more durable, high-performance materials and goods. As a part of the investment, Ralph Lauren will help scale NFW’s patented process and develop performance…

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