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Top Eco

Episode: 46

On this week’s Growing Good, Alessandra Maria Iavarone is interviewing eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes. Summer Rayne has used her modeling career to push sustainability within the realms of fashion and style. In 2009, she authored the book Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, which addresses green fashion from the consumer end. Recently, Summer Rayne has started Source for Style, a company that sources textiles directly from suppliers. Learn why Summer Rayne believes that transparency is of utmost importance
in the fashion industry. Tune in to hear about some of Summer Rayne’s other sustainable fashion initiatives with Payless and Toyota. Summer Rayne also touches on the importance of biodiversity, and the prevalence of GMOs in our food system. This program has been brought to you by Roberta’s.

“No one’s going to win in this sustainability race within fashion, whether your the tortoise or the hare, because we can’t agree on what the starting line is in the first place.”

“I really love working with brands that are either at the cutting-edge, or are making that first step towards making change within their brand lines.”

Summer Rayne Oakes on Growing Good

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On this week's Growing Good, Alessandra Maria Iavarone is interviewing eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes. Summer Rayne has used her modeling career to push sustainability within the realms of fashion and style. In 2009, she authored the book Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty, which addresses green fashion ...

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