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Green Festival Speakers

Gloria Gutierrez

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Gloria Gutierrez is the head designer and teacher for ArribaCycle. ArribaCycle is a collective of low-income Latino parents in East Oakland who transform throwaway plastic into beautiful accessories. Gloria hails from Oaxaca, Mexico – where she developed her skills as a master seamstress and artisan. She can she can work wonders with any piece of fabric or yarn. She teaches other collective members how to create accessories from many different forms of single-use plastic bags.