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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.


Our goal is to develop a highly professional product. To achieve this, we first need to analyze and understand our prototype in order to define the V2 product. Next, we will focus on prototyping to test our products and ensure they meet the required standards. Finally, we will scale up the prototype into a fully-fledged product to sell it on a large scale. Additionally we will continue to evaluate our product in the market by testing it in office environments.


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  28.08.2023