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This architect transforms used textiles into bricks

Transforming used textiles into eco-friendly bricks. This is FabBRICK's approach to prevent 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.”

Brut.

01/28/2020 8:09 AM
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42 comments

  • Gabrielle F.
    02/14/2020 19:33

    Bravo!! Brilliant invention!!

  • Janet L.
    02/13/2020 04:30

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

  • Bonnie G.
    02/10/2020 08:13

    👏 👏 👏

  • Louis R.
    02/05/2020 06:05

    😘❤️ on peut tout mettre dans les bacs 😜😘❤️

  • Ahmad W.
    02/04/2020 10:57

    baju bundle buat Batu Bata hhh

  • Mary S.
    01/31/2020 23:31

    🙏💜🙏 great time is coming thank you wauw.

  • Heidi V.
    01/31/2020 20:48

    Nog ideeën nodig? ;)

  • Graham M.
    01/31/2020 12:56

    THAT WILL WORK MAM .

  • Robin R.
    01/30/2020 01:06

    Wonder how fast before it grows hella tons of mold

  • Pauline C.
    01/30/2020 00:02

    j’ai trouvé ta meuf !!!

  • Katyon D.
    01/29/2020 10:46

    What is her official website and how can people support the production? Amazingly good idea for the environment

  • Vince N.
    01/29/2020 07:49

    Whats eco glue?

  • Sue D.
    01/28/2020 23:37

    check this out

  • Aleksandra K.
    01/28/2020 22:49

    popatrz

  • Ale B.
    01/28/2020 21:10

    checa esto

  • Gail J.
    01/28/2020 17:02

    I noticed a lot of bashing on this young woman and her idea of recycling textiles to decrease waste. At least she's not only thinking but trying to do something which is commendable. Her continued research and consistent trials may yet prove fruitful as a partial solution. Denim textile waste is already manufactured environmentally friendly to be used as insulation in homes. Do not discount her idea when she is obviously trying to do something about this type of waste and recycling it.

  • Sharon M.
    01/28/2020 16:48

    Love this!

  • Lauren R.
    01/28/2020 16:21

    I’d love to be able to use this as a way to dispose of my fabric offcuts and waste upholstery materials!

  • Tom B.
    01/28/2020 15:39

    Love this!

  • Ed L.
    01/28/2020 15:26

    When I see that little girl go on and on and on about how the world has FUCKED up her life.... I THINK OF AMAZING PEOPLE LIKE YOU.... Not HER.. THANK YOU.😍