We highlight the Black Butterfly
This month of August is National Black Business Month, which focuses on highlighting Black Businesses and the role that they play nationally and in the African American community. It was started back in 2004 by Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr.and still continues to be recognized today.
Although black entrepreneurship has seen its challenges throughout the years, we have seen the rise of many strong successful and influential entrepreneurs such as Madam C.J. Walker and Oprah Winfrey. The evolution of black – owned businesses has also taken various forms over the past decades as restaurants,insurance companies, beauty and barber shops, recording labels etc. and continues to grow in number and variety.
When it comes to authenticity, a natural bath & body shop nestled in Austin Texas is surely a true representation of the uniqueness of black – owned businesses. Black Butterfly Bath & Body Shop located on 811 E 13th Street introduces you to a range of products that captures the essence of black culture.
The most alluring would be her product line of skin care and cosmetics that are infused with nature’s gifts for maintaining absolute beauty. Find a variety of natural soaps, body souffles and other items with ingredients that are naturally good for the skin, including Shea butter which originates from West Africa and has many healing properties to moisturize and revitalize the skin, preserving youthfulness.
But, this is not all that this shop with its welcoming atmosphere has to offer. A true entrepreneur recognizes the need to be diverse in business, exploring every talent and maximizing all that he or she has to offer. Gloria the owner, meets that marker as she divulges other forms of artistry by making custom made wooden earrings that depict support for black empowerment and even design sneakers ‘Asnica got sole’ that are inspired by African art forms found in fabric prints of Kente cloth, Mudcloth, Ankara, Batik, & more.
Black Butterfly Bath and Body shop is a salute to Black Businesses & Black Entrepreneurship. Visit them on 811 E 13th Street in Austin, Texas and follow them on instagram@blackbutterflybathbody.