Métisse recycled textile insulation
- story by MaterialDistrict
In the past decades, the quality of textile is in decline. Fast fashion is sold for a low price and can soon be found in clothing containers. Often, it’s impossible to find a second owner.
Métisse insulation consists of the fibres of leftover denim jeans and sweaters, a sustainable material that scores 3 out of 3 on the three pillars of sustainability. The clothing isn’t burned but reused (Environment), the production of the material helps people with a disadvantage on the labour market (Society), and the material lowers the energy bill (Economy).
The material can be installed without the need to wear a face mask. It has a homogenous consistency and a constant thickness. It regulates moisture levels in the air, has a good acoustical performance, and keeps the room temperature cool in summer.
The insulation material is developed with a LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) by Gaz de France, after which the FDES (Fiche de Déclaration Environnementales et Sanitaires) was received. In addition, the material has the Dubo Keur, a Dutch quality label for sustainable building materials.