Sears Canada Toronto Eaton Centre Store hosts special guest Summer Rayne

TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - As Canada's exclusive retailer for Portico, Sears Canada proudly hosts a special event with the leading expert on sustainable fashion and beauty, eco-model, author and brand ambassador, Summer Rayne Oakes.

Model-activist, correspondent on Discovery Network's Planet Green author and author of best selling style guide, Style, Naturally (Chronicle, 2009) will hold a private press event followed by a public book signing on May 20 at Sears Canada's Toronto Eaton Centre Store.

"Design and quality no longer need to be compromised when making the eco-conscious choice," said Portico President, Gregg Haft. "We are proud to partner with Sears Canada to bring this new level of excellence to consumers across the country."

"Portico's commitment to contemporary design and environmental awareness has delivered a collection we are thrilled to offer our customers," said Cathy Catalli, Divisional Vice President, Home Décor, Sears Canada.

The Portico collection including fashion bedding (bed linens, duvets, shams, sheets, decorative pillows, and coverlets), and bath (towels, bath rugs and robes) is available in select Sears Canada locations nationwide and online at

     A 30 minute press event with Summer Rayne Oakes will take place on
     Thursday, May 20, at 11:30 am, at Sears Toronto Eaton Centre Store
                 (Main Floor, Yonge and Dundas Mall Entrance)
      To RSVP please contact: Eliana Cugini, Sears Canada, 416-941-4426
                 Autograph Session from 12:00 pm until 1:30pm

About Portico:

Portico is a lifestyle brand built on a basic mission: to produce aesthetically pleasing products while maintaining complete respect for the environment. While holding on to the brand's original reputation for attainable and sophisticated design Portico's reinvention is rooted in the company's strong commitment to environmental awareness. Inspired by nature, crafted with integrity, Portico excites, inspires and always delivers more than expected.

About Summer Rayne Oakes:

A model-activist, correspondent on Discovery Network's Planet Green, author of Style, Naturally (Chronicle, 2009), Editor-at-Large of ABOVE Magazine, and brand ambassador and sustainability strategist for Portico Home and Spa, Summer Rayne Oakes' work keeps her busy on and off camera, advising and consulting on various aspects of design, production and practice. She is also co-founder of S4 Style, Inc., a B-2-B marketplace that allows designers - both fashion and interior - to search, compare and purchase more sustainable materials from around the world.

SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Julia Gabella,, (646) 395-3890

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