The Dish

EcoCult Launch Party Recap

@ The Counting Room, New York City
September 26th, 2013

Last Thursday, our Founder Tania Garbe and Editor In Chief Eunice Kim, gathered with the sustainable NYC community at The Counting Room in Williamsburg to mark the bold beginnings of EcoCult-- an edgy blog covering the local, sustainable, eco-friendly, and handmade side of New York City. We met Editor In Chief, Alden Wicker, a few months ago when EcoCult ran a phenomenal piece on Design With Benefits called 7 Effortlessly Cool Things That Do Good!

Design With Benefits was a raffle sponsor for Thursday's event, donating one of our gorgeous handcut TranSglass Carafes for the giveaway (made of post-consumer recycled glass of course!). Chris Mayes-Wright, featured right, was the night’s lucky winner.

The attendees were NYC’s most sustainably minded designers, writers, and thought leaders, including Tara St. James of Study NY, fashion guru Emma Grady of Past Fashion Future, Senior Writer Lisa Held of Well + Good NYC, designer Francisca Pineda of Bhava Studio, and Helpsy founder Rachel Kibbe.

Highlights included mingling with Yuka Yoneda, Senior Editor of Inhabitat, Emily Hodges of Uncommon Goods, and Christina Jelski of the awesome vintage and thrifting blog: Tales From The Thrift. The night ended on the dance floor with beats by Brooklyn deejays Illich Mujica, Cry Baby and Ex Ex Ex, as well as fab take home gift bags full of sustainable goodies!

Photographs by Kenny Rodriguez

Tania, Eunice, and Alden Wicker among other lovely ladies at the Launch
Tania, Eunice, and Alden Wicker among other lovely ladies at the Launch
Emma Grady of Past Fashion Future
Emma Grady: Past Fashion Future
Eunice + Tania of Design With Benefits
Eunice + Tania: Design w/ Benefits
Design With Benefits Carafe raffle winner EcoCult
Design With Benefits raffle winner!
Design With Benefits Carafe raffle winner EcoCult
Lucky winner Chris Mayes-Wright
Design With Benefits Raffle Item: TranSglass Carafe
Design With Benefits Raffle Carafe
EcoCult website
EcoCult website
Emily Hodges of Uncommon Goods and Christina Jelski of Tales From The Thrift
Christina Jelski and Emily Hodges
Tania and Eunice w/ Yuka Yoneda
Tania and Eunice w/ Yuka Yoneda
Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat
Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat
Tania and Emily Hodges
Tania Garbe and Emily Hodges

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