Green Festival Speakers

Laurel Averill


Laurel has been in the retail business for over 15 years. She was co-partners in a gift shop in Long Beach for 11 years and then opened her own retail space, Vida Verde in La Cañada where her focus was on green products. While buying these products for the store she noticed that many products she was purchasing were also Fair Trade. She fell in love with Fair Trade and continues selling it at her boutiques and at a gift shop called Bella Cosa in Long Beach where she currently is the Manager.