Who Am I?
My name is Rolande Sumner. I’m a mother, wife, retired Army Vet and the Owner and Founder of Butter Angels. During my military service I started creating my own skin care. Conventional products were not adequately addressing the continuous dryness of my skin. With close to 10 years of research, experimentation, and mentorship I turned my hobby into a legitimate business. Today Butter Angels is Leaping Bunny Certified, Natural Ingredients Resource Certified, and a member of the Indie Business Network. Butter Angels has also been featured on CW62 Jamarcus Gaston Show, CBS Affiliate Your Carolina Show, WGGSTV Peggy Denny Show and The Greenville News. Currently you may find my products on the main website, the Greer Farmer's Market and Foodies Farm Shop in Greer, SC.
What is Butter Angels?
Butter Angels is a Veteran Owned Business, Leaping Bunny, Natural Ingredients Resources Center Certified, and Indie Business Business Network Member. Each product is ethically made with high quality ingredients. As a result, you're skin is velvety smooth and soft all day. Each day you will possess a sense of security, knowing your skin is reaping the benefits of all day moisture. Butter Angels requires less applications to keep your skin supple and soft.
Butter Angels Body Butter is made with Kokum Butter of India, Meadowfoam Seed Oil of North America and Vitamin E and gently scented with essential oils. A gentle dab of this lightweight formula will transform your dry thirsty skin into a buttery smooth playground. Your lover will never want to take their hands off of you.
Butter Angels Lotion Bars are formulated with South African Mafura Butter, Indonesian Illipe Butter, North American Evening Primrose and light scented with essential oils. As you glide this luxurious bar over your skin, you'll notice it quickly melt against the warmth of your skin. Your skin with gleefully drink up every drop as you massage in. The lotion bar is wonderful for total body moisture, but is excellent on hard dry feet.
Butter Angels Lip Moisturizer is so much more than a waxy balm. Created with Indonesian Illipe Butter, North American Cranberry Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, and Vitamin E. Each flavor is paraben free, formaldehyde free, gluten free and phthalate free. This lip moisturizer will transform your dry cracked lips into soft kissable pillows. My lip moisturizer penetrates deeply and quickly, make it a perfect compliment for lipstick or lip gloss.
My dream, is to provide the very best in skin care. I want each customer to be surprised and delighted with the quality of the product, superior customer service, and community involvement. I want existing clientele to be proud of being a part of the Butter Angels family and look forward to our interactions. All of this takes time, work, attention to detail and cash flow.
The budget is $7,000 and will be used to improve product production and branding, making me more competitive in the marketplace. Funds will go towards equipment, UPC Codes, professional product labels, inventory, and website upgrade.
Backers will be updated regularly via the Kickstarter campaign page. Please feel free to ask any question about the project you may have. Below is the project.
- October 1-14, 2016
- Purchase and assign UPC codes from GS1 US;
- Send codes to professional printers for inclusion on labels;
- Purchase raw ingredients, packaging, equipment, Fleece Jackets, and Tote Bags from suppliers.
- October 15-31, 2016
- Receive completed product labels;
- Receive raw ingredients, packaging, and equipment;
- Make products for backers and customers.
- November 1-14, 216
- Ship rewards to backers and forward tracking information via email;
- Obtain new professional product photos;
- Work with Web Designer in updating the website and correcting SEO issues.