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One of the biggest names in music is making a bet on green technology Grammy winner for Ralph Williams has produced artists like Justin Timberlake Madonna.
Britney Spears and countless others.
As well as being a high octane performer is all right.
But success in the state doesn't always translate to success in the board worked so Ferraro is hoping that his investment -- is better than.
Out of a lot of celebs -- and say let's ask the man himself was joined by his business harder Tyson Toussaint.
Co-founder of returns.
Textiles thank you gentlemen for coming in congratulations -- You know this is immaterial I don't know if you do a close up on this tell -- what camera should use and as well you new clothes are made the right here it's this is the material and it is a combination.
Of what for -- It is a combination of I mean that could be anything from cotton.
Organic cotton to synthetic -- But I don't have a clear plastic bottles right possible wells' body our product is is is made from recycled plastic bottles evening and that's how we make our -- But it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And this is you do you -- to deal with timber land on this race so so how did you actually come across this material and how did you get started in business.
Well we approach some more about five years ago and was a long process and they were concerned reinventing the concept of can this mean that they want to do with the bigger Greene story than just using organic cotton.
So -- technology incorporates recycle plastic bottle in the cross section of the armed and we wrap organic cart around and it's called Felix.
Icy -- -- that that you could make technical process -- very simple but bottom line does itself can you make money from this for yet.
Sir sir the collapse of the best -- what you invested they say high six figures but.
They invested good chunk a change in his company right yes that are based on affected you think it's gonna sell and don't call me sir I work for a -- governor David.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But the fact is you think you can make money have has -- been proven yet yeah we've.
Made money I mean listen the company wouldn't be allowed to if we weren't.
You know if the collaborations that we've done thus far were successful ones that we did with -- over a 150 excuse.
150 -- what it needs styles don't stops OK.
-- there was also.
Which we did a huge collaboration in Japan and sold now.
-- -- with the day's top shop called on right there Cole Hahn -- Newton the whole thing is just the idea that you know most.
Textile and and the clothing that you win right now is a blend of -- many different things -- most of the time it's polyester and yet we're saying instead of making new.
What new polyester was recyclable stuff right which will you know -- Name your car and right now right yes -- -- added that the same thing this is not that likable stuff that's right from the gap to -- cells that gets out that the finances that it it sold that sold that -- selling more -- -- -- sold out.
Always say it right -- OK but it used to be easier back about 54 years ago used vis your debt.
To sell not only the basis the quality manager but also the basis of you know you're buying green stuff you're you're saving the world -- -- Is that message a little harder to sell these days now -- people haven't doubts about global warming stuff.
Definitely -- -- green washing a lot of companies put it -- there aren't really doing and so on companies like ours come out we're really committed to it is kind of hard so.
Dig through all of -- -- We just that you you'd -- buried something that you said green washing what do you mean by that I think I know what you mean but wouldn't you know people who label something grieve and maybe they flew in one piece -- -- private -- Does that really happen although course it does yeah.
But -- but again people now they're going for quality.
They're not just going deeper Barbara the enhanced passenger comfort equality of the material and that's why would do what we're doing because -- when you think of green right you -- you immediately think of -- -- with like you know Birkins stocks and eating trail mix her.
-- -- And hey man and and -- an older -- and that's that's lateral hit him.
Right here well that's not reality the reality is that like you can just be conscious of the way that you're building.
While constructing your project whether that is architecture or it is down to something the simplest thing I am just my thought for that I I can't I thought what you do skeptical people like Al Gore and everything because I frankly think he's in it for more for the money than for -- -- world himself at.
I know it's -- but he's also he's also changed his views on things like ethanol and increase up but when it comes down to it took making stuff that is recycle the red cells because the quality material.
That is and we appreciate it but -- a friend and he's a fellow Ares -- on -- I that's ahead senator Allen -- -- -- -- because honestly you know we did 77.
07 and we did our Earth Day down in Brazil.
That was one of the things that are he he showed up for what we did that press release and it it really gave -- a lot of impact -- -- Is everything that Alice sent up to this date flawed no death because no technology is completely sound every all technology.
-- -- -- if it improves and you know it's -- says it's meant to improve technology will always change you know and why it's so.
Don't know if individuals and the other hand to be is that on ethanol he admitted he was wrong and it.
He admitted that it doesn't make sense to produce ethanol it cost more to produce it than what you get out of it so he admitted he was wrong and am sure.
Global warming is still believe in global warming I'd change -- -- do work climate change.
Com to be the winner yeah it is but there are some unbelievable like.
There's some unbelievable -- on this planet still to this state you are acting -- It's it's natural it is supposed to happen and we if you look at the history of -- this planet like.
There are ups and downs -- it goes up and it goes around so that is it global warming.
Completely caused by us wish we still haven't been able to prove yes or no but we know that there's certain things that we can do.
And in the form of sustainability.
Where you can sleep at night you can say well at least it wasn't -- bottom line is if you can reuse -- stuff make money off of it and if it if it all makes economic sense on 41 what the -- and Timbaland is for -- well yes sir you can't get away from that service is he got us.
I'm David okay mr.
asthma also now he would call me David but please come back it's it's again will -- -- that's just affecting.
Thank you for having us here are -- and number two Christie on -- listened to -- that he's completely right.
Texans -- not worth it.
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