Image from: Summer Rayne Oakes’ website
I have to confess, I wonder if Oakes’ name is her real name or her alias? It’s a very earthy, hippie kind of name. But reading this book you can get a sense of the woman. And she seems to be a thoroughly modern one. 🙂
This is a good primer book for those new to the eco-friendly movement. While it’s target audience is the everyday American woman, there are some men’s products also mentioned. I like that Oakes interviews prominent names behind brands such as Toms Shoes, etc. It’s like picking the brain of a brilliant entreprenur who also happens to have a conscience about the way their products are developed. We need more people like that in the world.
Anyhoot, each chapter has a category & she lists some items she recommends. I’ve heard of most of the brands, some of which aren’t available in Toronto. So this book didn’t shed that much light on things for me. At the back of the book, she lists stores in each US state & in other countries as well. Her list of stores in Toronto is pretty basic but is a good beginning. The book was published in 2009 so it’s a bit out of date. It would be nice to see an updated version!