Welcome to the Natural Materials Association
The Natural Materials Association (NMA) is a specialist community within IOM3 and provides links to a diverse range of natural materials. These include wood, stone, clay, natural rubber, wool, leather, hemp and shell, as well as enabling an understanding of biomimicry to learn from nature.
The NMA is the first UK body to represent the breadth of natural materials and its primary objective is to develop a focus for knowledge exchange between materials scientists, product designers and those in education.
The latest NMA event, Natural Materials in Building Construction, was held on 6 March 2014. Guests enjoyed lively discussion and several fantastic presentations from a variety of specialists in this field. Presentation slides from the day can be viewed here.