Pharrell Shines a Light on How Fashion Can Solve Plastic Waste Issues in New Documentary

A new documentary puts a spotlight on how a project from Pharrell's Bionic Yarn may be solving the oceans' plastic waste problem.

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Pharrell has teamed up with i-D magazine on a new documentary that focuses on how fashion can fix the plastic pollution in the world's oceans. The documentary, entitled The Plastic Age, addresses the 700 million tons of plastic that have been dumped into oceans, and how Bionic Yarn and G-Star Raw are using all that waste to their advantage. 

Pharrell announced last year that Bionic Yarn, the innovative textile company he's an investor in, was partnering with G-Star Raw for a project called Raw for the OceansThe documentary focuses on how the project is taking the plastic waste and converting it into fiber, which can be used for clothes. 

Bionic Yarn has already made great progress with its initiative. The company has unveiled a full collection with G-Star Raw, as well as collaborations with the NBA and Burton

Watch the full trailer above, and look for the full documentary at i-D on April 15. 

UPDATE 4/15: You can now watch the full documentary, which tracks the development of the world's first denim line made out of plastics, below. The quick film clocks in at just under 18 minutes and features Pharrell speaking on the collaboration between Bionic Yarn and G-Star Raw that made the eco-friendly fashion line happen.


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