Summer Rayne Oakes’ Source4Style Aims to Connect Designers With Green Suppliers


Triple Pundit is excited to be a media partner for this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Monterey, CA on June 7-10. This post is part of a showcase for SB10’s Innovation Open – an early stage business competition that brings 11 exciting new ideas to the stage. Be sure to drop by the competition on June 7th.

Everyone’s favorite green-minded super model and eco-activist, Summer Rayne Oakes, has taken walking the walk to the next level with the launch of, a B-2-B online marketplace and innovations platform that allows fashion and interior designers to search for, compare and purchase sustainable materials from a curated network of global suppliers.

In conjunction with fair trade entrepreneur Benita Singh, the company’s aim is to reduce the amount of time and money that designers currently spend looking to source and purchase quality raw materials. For sustainable suppliers, the platform will make it possible to display their stories and product offerings in a clear and concise way to a range of interested buyers.

The real details will be revealed on June 7th and Triple Pundit will be there to see how it stacks up to the rest of the competition.

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Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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