NFP was founded in 2007 as an agricultural cooperative. Our products are made from member fiber. We are proud to report that all of our products are processed here in the United States from fiber grown in the U.S. and Canada. It is our goal that 100% of the wholesale price is returned to the farm. Cost of production is directly tied to profit margin. We make every effort to reach an average wholesale profit margin of $25/lb across all grades. Historically, the range of profit margin has been $14-61/lb. at wholesale, depending on the products being manufactured. Yarn provides a lower profit per pound due to price points within the wholesale yarn market. Finished goods, such as gloves and duvets, allow for higher pricing, returning a larger profit per pound.
Acting as a service organization, we assist the grower by managing the production of goods from member fiber. Those products are marketed to our members and retailers at wholesale cost with those profits being returned to the members. Members purchasing from the wholesale pool and selling in their farm stores are able to realize a good retail profit margin. Members who are able to participate in production runs and receive that product for sale at their farm store realize the greatest net profit.
Lower-cost commercial processing traditionally takes longer than one-stop mini mill processing. Because that processing takes a little longer, the option of purchasing from the wholesale pool is a great way to increase inventory.
NFP members have access to the following benefits:
• NFP’s FedEx corporate shipping discount
• Group health, life, property and casualty insurance
• Support fellow member by purchasing from the wholesale pool
• Membership Directory
• Access to regional board members
• Regular communications through email, surveys, polls, newsletters and e-blasts
Join the cooperative and purchase from the wholesale pool as soon as possible!
Give yourself a “taste” of another option for your annual harvest.
Click on the “Become a Member” link for your Membership Application.
Natural Fiber Producers (NFP), an agricultural cooperative, advances the opportunity for sustainability and enhanced profitability for its fiber producing owners. Member access to commercial processing through value added products increases the volume of US-grown natural fibers entering the pipeline. Our reintroduction of dehairing services to the US revitalizes the textile industry and builds momentum for Green and Natural Products.
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