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trending eco friendly news new recycled fashion from ocean water bottles
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Bionic Yarn.

No, not from Spiderman, but yarn and fabrics made up of single-use plastic bottles--many found floating in the ocean--sewed into hip clothes. That's the idea behind the company Bionic Yarn, co-founded by Tyson Toussant, partnered with ocean protector Paul Watson, and with recording artist Pharrell Williams as their Creative Director.

They make denim jeans, snowboarding jackets, boat covers, furniture, and other products using their innovating product.

Their concept is to clean the oceans and promote using reusable products. For instance, they promote facts about plastic bottle usage:

Apparently, since "plastic bottles are made up of the same polymer as polyester," Bionic Yarn can bypass the use of crude oil-based yarn products through their own recycling process.

They refine the bottles into chips and then heat and pull-apart the fibers and spin them into yarn. They can then mix the yarn with cotten or wool for whatever item they want to sew.

These aren't your Mama's recycled pants.

Check out their products here.

Pharrell Williams demands to have a framed picture of Carl Sagan.
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Pop stars can pretty much demand whatever they want. And Pharrell Williams wants a framed picture of Carl Sagan.

The Smoking Gun got a hold of Williams' tour rider for his 2015 performances. And among the various specified food and drinks is the desire to have a protected picture of the late astronomer looking down on him with supposed kindly pride.

The 42-year-old Williams has spoken of being obsessed with Sagan since watching the original "Cosmos" series when he was a child. The Sagan photo demand actually appears twice in Williams's list of dressing room requirements.

The "Happy" singer's backstage digs must also contain Patron tequila, Ketel One vodka, gluten-free bread and crackers, Pedialyte, Cetaphil cleansing wipes and lotion, and a "box of matches (Very Important)."

He's even documented it on his Instagram account.

The perfect rider...candy, Pedialyte and Carl Sagan.

A photo posted by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on

Here's the full list of his demands to keep him 'Happy':

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Last year Pharrell even teamed up with Hatsune Miku with this remix:

Who knew Pharrell was so into anime and lolis?