Susty Party creates responsibly made, eco-friendly party tableware. Parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry! Susty Party products make parties more sustainable, and sustainability a little more fun.
Susty Party's made-in-the-USA plates, bowls and straws are available in retail stores. The sustyparty.com online store offers a curated selection of Susty Party-approved party supplies from many of our favorite #susty brands.
Our wholesale division sells compostable tableware to businesses, distributors, and food and beverage companies.
We are a certified YouthTrade company and B Corporation. Our shared social, economic, environmental and spiritual values drive us at Susty Party to make the world a better place, while having fun at the same time. Our motto is: Respect Earth & Party On!
I grew up with a love for nature while traveling to the oceans of the world with my underwater photographer parents. I studied how to protect the natural world at Oberlin College's Environmental Studies department. But I'm also a performer at heart. I like making people smile. And I've always felt that in order to protect the planet, people need to have fun - or as some say, "to change the world, throw a better party!" But parties and events generate a huge amount of waste, so I set off to make parties more sustainable, and sustainable products more fun!
From 2007 to 2009: I was an artist living in Brooklyn and a sustainability manager at a green countertop manufacturer. I created performance art and threw parties around environmental themes. I even produced a Global Warming Burlesque Show! I was searching high and low for the best eco-friendly party supplies and tableware. But I couldn't find what I wanted, so I decided to just create my own sustainable party supplies online store! That's when I met Jessica at a party. She joined as a co-owner, we launched our own product line, and the rest is history!
The sustainable systems book Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart has always inspired me, and it’s premise is still radical today: “What if humans designed products and systems that celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity? That are so intelligent and safe, our species leaves an ecological footprint to delight in, not lament?”
The idea of an ecological footprint that is not only about reducing and limiting, but that is about celebrating human creativity (and that involves the verb "to delight") is what inspires me to keep building Susty Party. Parties and events are an important part of our lives that connect us to each other, and connecting to each other is what keep us going! It's easy to get bogged down while trying to live a sustainable lifestyle. But sustainability should a celebration! And that's what Susty Party is here to do. I'm proud to be building a conscious company that reflects my passion to make the world a better place, and have fun at the same time. Respect Earth & Party On!
Hello! My name is Jessica. People who know me know that I love puppies, going to the beach, playing sports and hanging out with friends.
I grew up in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC and was a huge tomboy until middle school when I realized that my Umbro soccer shorts and t-shirts weren’t a good look. I went to public school through 8th grade then went to a private, Quaker high school in DC called Sidwell Friends. After high school, I went to Harvard, where I took some very interesting classes, played basketball and met really great friends. I graduated in 2006 and moved to New York to work at a Wall Street bank. I learned a ton and met some really smart people and role models that have had a big impact on my life.
Why am I telling you this? Up until this point, I’d lived a pretty awesome, simple and problem-free life, but something was missing. I had great friends, I had a great job, I lived in a great city, what was the problem???? I finally realized that I missed doing things that would benefit other people. It became clear to me that what I really wanted to do was start a mission driven company.
Right around this time, I ran into Emily at a party and talked to her about the company she had recently started (Sustainable Party). I loved her enthusiasm and energy and loved what she was trying to do. I also LOVE a good party!
The most important things to me have always been the amazing people I’ve met and the time I get to spend with them. It makes me happy to know that Susty Party can be a part of people’s most special and memorable moments in life and I'm so happy to be here.
Master of Manufacturing and Sustyware
Favorite Susty Product:
Susty Party Bowls in Light Green
Good to Great by Jim Collins
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Favorite Susty Product:
Susty Party Dinner Plates in Dark Green
It by Stephen King