Summer Rayne Oakes
Summer Rayne Oakes LLC - Founder
Summer Rayne Oakes has taken an unlikely career path, having parlayed her background in environmental science and entomology from Cornell University with a successful career as a fashion model aligning her values with her work. Most recently she has been featured in this year’s Pirelli Calendar of environmental icons and was the inspirational muse behind the design of Toyota’s Prius C. She has created and designed environmentally-preferable collections with brands such as Payless, Portico Home and Modo Eyewear; is the co-founder of Source4Style – an award-winning B2B marketplace connecting designers in over 70 countries with sustainable suppliers in 32 countries around the world; author of the best-selling guide, Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion & Beauty and collaborator on a conservation and fashion art book entitled Organic Portraits, which releases early next year. Oakes is the host for a weekly series called SRO Conversations featuring discussions with cool people on what matters most; and is currently directing and producing a film on the fashion industry in Indonesia slated for 2014 release.
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