While she was a student in architecture, Clarisse Merlet, founder of FabBRICK, notices how much construction is a polluting and energy-intensive industry, so she decides to find a way to built differently , especially with the use of raw material wastes such as plastic bottles, cardboard or plastic cups.
Then, Clarisse figured out that textile industry was poorly considered regarding recycling this material which has relevant properties in the area of construction knowing that cotton is considered as a powerful thermal and acoustic insulator. Then she had the idea of re-using discarded clothes by making it an innovative raw material. Based on the characteristics of the recovered textiles, she designs an ecological building material both thermal and acoustic insulator. Based on the characteristics of the recovered textiles, she designs an ecological building material both thermal and acoustic insulator.
In 2017, she presented her research and her first prototype to the FAIRE contest. She was one of the winners and will be supported by the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in the development of this brick. Since then, FabBRICK has become the leading design agency for textile upgrading, employing a dozen people.
Our office and showroom are located in Paris.
We help companies with dealing and re using their textile waste. We would like to make people aware of the opportunity recycling waste represents as well as challenging those who produce the waste. To achieve this goal, we send companies the textile waste they produce back, after having transformed it into design products or interior fittings, so that they can realise how much waste they produce each year.
We would like to upgrade our manufacturing process – as today it is an artisanal one – and lead towards an industrial method of production while maintaining local and regional set ups.
Today, we can provide all our materials and tools to our clients in a radius of 100 kilometers.
Tomorrow we would like to set up a FabBRICK factory in every region and country which produce textile waste.