This architect transforms used textiles into bricks

Transforming used textiles into eco-friendly bricks. This is FabBRICK's approach to preventing waste. Brut nature met Clarisse, the architect behind this project. With ChangeNOW Summit

What is FabBRICK?

Every year, in Europe alone, 4 million tons of textiles are thrown out. To prevent used clothing from being wasted, Clarisse Merlet created FabBRICK.

“It's urgent and very important that we find new ways to use recycled clothing… Since I’ve started this project, I’ve made 12,000 bricks. That represents around 5 tons of recycled textiles. Nowadays, these bricks are mostly used for decoration, to make furniture or partition walls. But in the future, I’d like to continue my research and make it into a real construction material.”


28/01/2020 8:09 AM


  • Mary F.
    10/09/2020 09:07

    What a great idea.

  • Swati M.
    02/09/2020 05:32

    Would love to see its fire test in this video.

  • Carlos R.
    31/08/2020 14:55


  • Claire V.
    31/08/2020 12:36


  • Fran S.
    30/08/2020 10:10

    Well done. This is fantastic!!

  • Bint A.
    30/08/2020 08:55

    Has it been proved durable? It's a great idea but has it proved it's duarbility or resistance when making furniture and walls?

  • Piyush K.
    24/02/2020 19:58

    Will there be no fire hazard ?

  • Anne R.
    20/02/2020 15:16

    Jeff Bezos please support this fantastic project...worldwide

  • Kamala S.
    15/02/2020 10:26

    Very smart and innovative

  • Gabrielle F.
    14/02/2020 19:33

    Bravo!! Brilliant invention!!

  • Priti K.
    13/02/2020 13:31


  • Shatabdi D.
    13/02/2020 07:36

    I always wondered about how we can make the used clothes into something useful...this looks like a start......but I think there's something better that can be done...i mean more useful

  • Janet L.
    13/02/2020 04:30

    That's amazing!, well done Lady!! When is it available in Canada!? And do you need

  • Rajeshwar J.
    11/02/2020 07:53

    is it possible in our country.

  • Sanjay M.
    10/02/2020 15:04

  • Brut India
    10/02/2020 11:02

    This is why it is so important to recycle our clothes:

  • Bonnie G.
    10/02/2020 08:13

    👏 👏 👏

  • Sanjay M.
    09/02/2020 05:27

  • Harsimran S.
    09/02/2020 01:41

    But easily get demage nd catch 🔥 fire too.

  • Sunil G.
    08/02/2020 16:21

    Good idea

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