Business Spotlight: Susty Party

Susty Party

Lady Project Member: Emily Doubilet

Lady Project Chapter: New York

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GUIDE SPOTLIGHT QUESTIONNAIRE

Tea or Coffee? Cold brew coffee baby

I collect... Pretty cups

Favorite City? Brooklyn

Style Icon? Ilana from Broad City

Bloom of choice? Peony

Favorite Season? Summer all the way

I'm lusting after... Neutral shoes

Most prized possession? A custom-engraved watch from my dad

Lady Crush? My business partner Jessica

On weekends, I… During the school year I volunteer teaching dance to visually impaired children on Saturdays, and during the summer I'll travel upstate or to the beach to go surfing!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT QUESTIONS

What's your background- career, where you grew up, school?  I grew up in NYC, and currently live in Brooklyn, but left for college, when I went to to study environmental science at Oberlin College. before starting Susty Party I worked at Icestone, an amazing company that makes beautiful countertops out of recycled glass!

What was the vision in the beginning and what is the vision now?  To make it easy for people to find convenient party products that are eco-friendly (non-plastic and/or made of recycled/renewable materials) and make a positive impact (partnering with nonprofits through the supply chain and making the world a better place for communities in need) and stylish. This is still our vision, but we are expanding the types of products we want to create beyond just party goods and tableware to general household items..

What's your biggest success so far? Launching with Whole Foods market as one of their exclusive national suppliers.

What's your favorite thing about being a Lady Project member? Meeting fellow boss babes! .

What is the biggest challenge in your industry? How do you deal with it/how are you going to deal with it?  There is still a lot of innovation needed for sustainable alternatives to plastic and non-toxic materials in the products we use every day. We are driving this by partnering with scientists to push the needle forward.

What advice would you give to a business owner starting out in your industry that you wish you would have known going in? Everything takes 3 times longer than you expect.

Is your business involved with any community groups? We work with NIB (National Industries for the Blind) - a network of nonprofit facilities that empower and employ the blind and visually impaired and create opportunities for people with disabilities. We are also a certified B Corp!

Lady Project members will receive a $10 discount to sustyparty.com with the code "ladyproject" running through September 8!