10-year-old R. and I love watching Shark Tank together on Friday nights. We have both learned a lot about business from this show, and I especially enjoying recognizing some mom-owned companies that I’ve featured before, like Freshly Picked and Ruffle Butts.
Last Friday night, one of the entries into the Shark Tank was Susty Party. While not a mom-owned business, it was launched by two extremely enthusiastic 20something women living in Brooklyn, NY, one of them a former Harvard undergrad like me. Although the women did not get a deal in Shark Tank (they turned down an unappealing offer from “Mr. Wonderful”), I’m sure their appearance on the show will boost sales, because the concept is great. Susty Party is disposable, eco-friendly tableware that is compostable but extremely colorful, stylish, durable, and also responsibly made (in partnership with a non-profit factory that employs people with visual impairments). Lots to love, right? Right now they’re running a Shark Tank special–you get 10% off any order with code “Shark”. And I like this special Shark Tank Party Pack (serves 8 for $22.99), including 8 7″ dessert plates, 8 10 oz paper cups, 25 paper straws, 1 tablecloth, 8 sets of wood cutlery, and 200 recycled cocktail napkins. The pattern is sweet, festive, and versatile–I could use these for just about any occasion including kids’ or grown-ups’ birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or just for fun. Buy it at Susty.com.