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.”


01/28/2020 8:09 AM
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  • Jacqui C.
    05/16/2020 02:57

    So clever!

  • Kirrily M.
    05/14/2020 12:03

    this great initiative has me thinking about you 😉

  • Daniel L.
    05/14/2020 03:39

    She’s gorgeous, and i I know that’s not the point :)

  • Heather S.
    05/14/2020 00:30

    Great idea... Very innovative... 🤔

  • Eileen W.
    05/14/2020 00:13

    How innovative.

  • Lynnese G.
    05/13/2020 22:32

    Very cool!!!!

  • Kristy A.
    05/11/2020 22:19

    how good is this!

  • Donna J.
    05/10/2020 00:18

    It is a great recycling idea. I would like to know what kind of fire hazard any structure built with them may have?

  • Mike D.
    05/09/2020 06:17

    Link? Where can I buy them.

  • Kaitlyn M.
    05/09/2020 01:59

    so cool!!!

  • Marika K.
    05/09/2020 00:26

    Seen this?? Even just decorative they're kind of amazing!!

  • Kelsey W.
    05/08/2020 14:09

    This came across one of my costuming pages and I thought you might find it interesting!

  • Cássio L.
    05/08/2020 09:49

    Fantástico! Excelente maneira de compactar resíduos e fazer educação ambiental para redução do descarte inadequado.

  • Jody B.
    05/07/2020 11:59

    A thoughtful use of what would be waste. Love it!!

  • Lizi G.
    05/07/2020 08:58

    is it poasible to get this video on youtube, so i can send it to students? (Can't send students facebook links in australia, they're underage for FB access)

  • Julie S.
    05/06/2020 16:26

    Wow, what an incredible idea!

  • Helen G.
    05/06/2020 09:24

    I wonder how they would go in a fire?

  • Gordan T.
    05/06/2020 07:19

    Iv seen these textile bricks about 15/16 years ago on a programme, if this girl is the creator well then she must of been 6/7 years old

  • Dea B.
    05/06/2020 04:47


  • Mike W.
    05/05/2020 18:52

    What is the binding agent? Looks like a plastic brick with a little bit of fabric in it. That would be almost as gimmicky as denim insulation.