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Fase #3 uses a new substance called Demodé. It uses a starch-based binder to turn textile waste from factories in Santiago, Chile into a useable building material.

Developed by Pecas, Demodé is primarily used for wall tiling and small home furnishings, but this may expand as the material is still in development. It’s already proven its versatility in being easily drilled, sawed, or bound to other materials.

[via Unconsumption]

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.