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.”


01/28/2020 8:09 AM


  • Mihaltz I.
    18 hours

    The question is how much is the thermal insulation capacity of this brick has. Brut nature could you ask Clarisse please? In the EU, this capability is denoted by the symbol "lambda" and is given in W / mK. The lambda value of common thermal insulation materials varies between 0.032 and 0.044 W / mK.

  • Daina A.
    21 hours

    gad vide om man kunne bruge disse til at isolere ens van?? 😜

  • Shannon N.
    a day

    you me mentioned this before 😍

  • Catherine M.
    a day

    This is amazing.

  • David K.
    a day


  • Holli L.
    a day

    BRILLIANT!!!!!!! no other word needed!!!!!!

  • Josephine M.
    a day

    this is awesome!!!

  • Kathy S.
    a day

    That bio friendly glue.....wouldn’t be the hooves of wild horses would it? 😂

  • Aranza M.
    a day

    ve estoooo me impacto

  • BarbieJane M.
    2 days

    I really like this!!

  • Craig S.
    2 days


  • Sanneker O.
    2 days

    isn’t this amazing?

  • Sarah B.
    2 days

    textiles using waste

  • Frans V.
    2 days

    Steeds meer innovatie en steeds minder afval, niet verkeerd dus👍

  • Karen E.
    2 days

    I love this idea these building blocks could possibly be used in children’s nursery classrooms as a play resource I know the children in our establishment would love them ,they would enhance the children’s creativity immensely.💕

  • Lauren S.
    2 days

    look at this brilliance ❤️

  • Linda E.
    2 days

    Ofcourse this isn’t South Africa where there is always a need for old clothes, we’d never turn those into bricks🤣

  • Frans V.
    2 days

    Wat een verschrikkelijk goed idee.

  • Carol M.
    2 days

    smart woman, well done.

  • Kim S.
    2 days

    Bravo. This makes me happy. The fashion industry is a big pollution producer. So this is amazing

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