by Elizah Leigh
Categories: Events, Fashion, Internet, People
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Best-selling author, eco-model/activist and sustainability spokesperson Summer Rayne Oakes has graced Ecorazzi’s pages many times in the past, whether for her countless modeling gigs, planet-friendly and charitable fashion designs, or alliances with brands such as Portico that embrace truly green manufacturing processes.

It seems as though the shrewd business woman (and graduate of Cornell University) will not rest until she’s conquered all eco-boundaries, which might be why she established her latest ambitious endeavor called Source4Style.

Described as the world’s first sustainable textile database, everyone from interior decorators, designers and retail sourcing specialists will now be able to access “a comprehensive and curated selection of materials, connect with sustainable suppliers, calculate lead and ship times, and source swatches and yardage through a seamless online transaction.”

The invitation-only site — which was officially unveiled in May and will have its public launch this autumn — is broken down into category searches like wool, cotton, silks, hemp, nettle, tree-based wood and reclaimed materials, encompassing well over 1,000+ eco-friendly supplies.

Those who are intrigued by Oakes’ new site should plan on attending Texworld’s Home Textiles & Fabric Sourcing Expo on July 14, 2010 in New York City since she’ll be offer a live demo. Green collar hopefuls take note — Oakes is also searching for greenies to join her team (be sure to watch the video below for details).

The natural beauty deserves a round of applause for taking us one step further into the green mainstream since increased consumer awareness and demand for alternative eco-materials will ultimately contribute to the demise of conventional chemical-laden versions :)

Via Source4Style

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754430220 Remy C.

    SRO’s presentation takes place at:
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    655 West 34th Street
    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
    10:30 AM

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    Cool idea, love the textiles! I hope that Summer does another presentation on the West Coast!

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    fantastic, what a cool fabric design idea, was that a batik? (traditional textile from Indonesia)

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    great… two thumbs up

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    Nice

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