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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.”

Brut.

01/28/2020 8:09 AM

2516 comments

  • Lee T.
    09/30/2021 07:45

    Brilliant idea!!!

  • Desiree '.
    09/12/2021 15:32

    Awesome!! I need this now! Was just wondering what to do with those type of unusable stuff...

  • Marilyn G.
    09/07/2021 21:08

    Wonderful work. Recycling is now so important in the world !!

  • Sophie D.
    09/06/2021 21:51

    pretty cooooool

  • Pravin R.
    09/05/2021 12:16

    How I get machinery and process details I interested to manufacture in India pl ping me details

  • Bella V.
    09/05/2021 08:12

    Can I buy these in Australia?

  • Allison H.
    09/05/2021 02:12

    I'm impressed that she just hired one employee after making all those fabbrick by herself. Kudos to her, her engineering and business execution are inspirational.

  • Nina L.
    09/04/2021 14:41

    Such a clever idea - we definitely need to recycle and repurpose to make our world sustainable. Wonderful

  • Pankaj S.
    09/04/2021 12:27

    What about smell coming from it after somtime.

  • Nick F.
    09/04/2021 11:11

    interesting...

  • Jodie M.
    09/04/2021 08:57

    - sound proofing - maybe you can play drums 🤔

  • Vladimir K.
    09/03/2021 23:57

    did she study something about biosafety of such a material? I doubt that it can pass those tests and get permission for public sell and use .

  • Karina M.
    09/03/2021 14:32

    Wow super 👌

  • Jeanette S.
    09/03/2021 04:55

    Amazing 👏🏼

  • Michael T.
    08/31/2021 06:12

    Love this

  • Joshua S.
    08/31/2021 03:07

    Where are these available for purchase?

  • Stacey M.
    08/30/2021 23:40

    That’s pretty awesome!!!

  • David M.
    08/30/2021 21:02

    Are the clothes washed at high temperature, desinfected and properly dried by the manufacturer (not relying on the individuals who preowned them) before recycling them? I wouldn’t bring into my home any mold or fecal bacteria.

  • Paris A.
    08/30/2021 09:57

    i love this

  • Martin C.
    08/30/2021 06:29

    Please can we get in touch?

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