The Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) defines narrow fabrics as textiles that are no more than 12 inches (300mm) in width and are made by weaving, knitting or braiding fibers or yarns with an edge to prevent unraveling. NFI works to support new technology, specifications and testing. The Narrow Fabrics Institute provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

NFI is a division of the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace.