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TexUp – from textile waste to acoustic panels


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  • Projekt-Nr: GRS-021/23 
  • Förderbeitrag: CHF 150'000 
  • Bewilligung: 04.07.2023 
  • Dauer: 09.2023 - 10.2024 
  • Handlungsfeld:  First Ventures, seit 2018



Every year in Switzerland, 100,000 tons of new clothes are sold while 70,000 tons of clothes are collected to be «recycled». Unfortunately, this fact hides a sad reality: more than half of these clothes end up incinerated
or in open-air dumps in Africa or Asia.
This wasted material offers natural acoustic properties thanks to the cotton present in these clothes. So we created innovative process to transform old textile fibers into acoustic panels. Theses designed panels are used in offices and open spaces to reduce noise and increase productivity at work.


At the beginning of the program, we went back to market and ask early adopters what their dream panels would be. Then we defined all of the V2 product criteria. We are currently in the process of prototyping different products to determine which is the most promising. At the same time, we have continued to test our V1 products on the market. We have sold to several new customers. As a result, we have had to set up a new production workshop. In addition, we are developing new marketing campaigns to promote the brand to the general public. Partnerships are being discussed for the manufacture and market launch of the V2 product.


Am Projekt beteiligte Personen

Boris Héritier, co-leader, Marketing and Sales
Sylvain Baudin, co-leader, Production and Finance
Alexandre Mabillard, Research and Development

Letzte Aktualisierung dieser Projektdarstellung  06.06.2024