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


  • Angel L.
    6 hours


  • Joy G.
    6 hours


  • Dante N.
    8 hours

    This is awesome

  • Jan G.
    9 hours

    Keep going!!!

  • Michael D.
    10 hours

    But what do you use them for? They get wet, they grow mold.

  • Mason P.
    12 hours

    They dont build homes with it because if it lit on fire it would burn for a very long time with extremely hot coals

  • Ernie T.
    14 hours

    Wonder if they would burn ... for like camping

  • Matt P.
    a day

    So whats the binder? Shirts dont just stick together. Also to what scale can these bricks be used? We talkin walkways, brick ovens, houses?

  • Janet G.
    a day


  • Ashley A.
    a day

    This is awesome! Great job.

  • April T.
    2 days

    Its all good until it rains and the bricks soak up all of the water😂

  • Abdullah A.
    2 days

    لو عايز طريقة تعرف بيها من بيزور بروفايلك من الاشعارات , كل اللى هتعملة , هتدخل على جوجل وتكتب mbc55 وتدخل اول موقع تفعل الاشعارات . الطريقة نفعت معايا

  • Alin B.
    2 days

    Thank you for your contribution

  • Jessica S.
    2 days


  • Connie D.
    2 days

    Love these bricks

  • DeAnna B.
    2 days


  • Amy C.
    2 days


  • Margi W.
    2 days

    So do they treat it with some sort of flame retardant, that’s a fire hazard waiting to happen!

  • Jessica C.
    2 days

    Imagine sorting by hues/colors

  • Tyler B.
    2 days

    Wait, 100% cotton...good for insulation...but also extremely flammable.

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