On Thursday, September 26th, the sustainable NYC community gathered at The Counting Room in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of EcoCult. (A little late, but hey, a party is a party!)

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Guests included designer Tara St. James of Study NY, the sustainable jeweler Delphine Leymarie, L. Condoms founder Talia Frenkel, green fashion blogger Emma Grady of Past Fashion Future, Well + Good NYC senior writer Lisa Held; sustainable jeweler Nettie Kent; Bloom Beauty Lounge owner Clarissa Malek, designer Francisca Pineda of Bhava shoes; perfumer Anne Sanford of LURK Natural Fragrances; LearnVest Editor in Chief Carrie Sloan; Inhabitat Senior Editor Yuka Yoneda, sustainable fashion blogger Juliette Donatelli of Spades + silk and EcoSalon, and Helpsy founder Rachel Kibbe.Ecocult @ The Counting Room DJ Cry Baby with dancer Adriana Recchia and DJ Travmatic

 

DJ Illich Mujica on the decks

DJ Illich Mujica on the decks

 

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Founder and Editor in Chief Alden wore a dress by Australian label Ginger and Smart

Founder and Editor in Chief Alden wore a dress by Australian label Ginger and Smart

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This song was a particular hit on the dance floor.

DJ Cry Baby with her swag bag

Guests sipped two custom cocktail crafted with Prairie organic vodka by the Counting Room bartenders: The “Cult Cool-Aid” (prairie vodka, muddled strawberry, lemon, simple syrup, Regan’s orange bitters), and the “Don’t Resist” (cucumber-infused prairie vodka, cocchi americano, lemon, prosecco), and danced to beats by notable Brooklyn DJs Illich Mujica, Cry Baby and Ex Ex Ex until 1 in the morning.

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Sipping on the cocktail, Don't Resist

Sipping on the cocktail, Don’t Resist

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There was some dancing on couches

There was some dancing on couches

Lurk perfumer Anne Sanford Nelson and her business partner, James

Lurk perfumer Anne Sanford Nelson and her business partner, James

Christina of Tales of the Thrift with her friend Emily

Christina of Tales of the Thrift with her friend Emily

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Lindsey circulated the room, taking polaroids

Lindsey circulated the room, taking polaroids

DJs Ex Ex Ex and Illich Mujica

DJs Ex Ex Ex and Illich Mujica

The editorial team of LearnVest

The editorial team of LearnVest

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Rachel Kibbe of the online store Helpsy with her bf

Rachel Kibbe of the online store Helpsy with her bf

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At 11, I called off the winners of the raffle, which included items from rêve en vert, Design With Benefits, Holstee, Sheswai nail lacquer, LURK natural fragrances, Kaight, Il Buco, Modavanti and Threads for Thought. Guests who didn’t win still walked away with a stuffed gift bag of items by Papernomad, PACT, Lurk Natural Fragrance, Green Spaces, Yes nontoxic lubricant, Caru skincare, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Primavera, S.W. Basics, L. Condoms, Juice Beauty, and vegan cookies by Ellary’s Greens. Several guests arrived in hybrid car service provided by GoGreen Ride.

 

Calling out the raffle winners

Calling out the raffle winners

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Laura Singer of the blog Trash Is for Tossers won a trio of LURK natural fragrances

Laura Singer of the blog Trash Is for Tossers won a trio of LURK natural fragrances

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Francisca Pineda won a gift card to Kaight Shop in the raffle

Francisca Pineda won a gift card to Kaight Shop in the raffle

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Yuka Yoneda on the dance floor, with Alden Wicker, EcoCult EIC on the background

Yuka Yoneda on the dance floor, with Alden Wicker, EcoCult EIC on the background

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DJ Ex Ex Ex on the decks

DJ Ex Ex Ex on the decks

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Jewelry designer Delphine Leymarie shows off her handiwork

Jewelry designer Delphine Leymarie shows off her handiwork

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Designer Tara St. James, Francisca Pineda, and blogger Emma Grady

Designer Tara St. James, Francisca Pineda, and blogger Emma Grady

Gift bags were provided by rêve en vert

Gift bags were provided by rêve en vert

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