Entrepreneur Ashanti on the importance of natural products & her brand Original Origins
For the readers out there who aren’t familiar with you, who is Ashanti? What do you want to be known for in this lifetime?
Ashanti: I am an entrepreneur. I am also a woman who is extremely passionate about the progression of her community. I want to be remembered for breaking boundaries and creating a safe space for growth and legacy within my community.
When did you launch your own skin care line Original Origins? Who/what inspired you to launch your company?
Ashanti: I launched Original Origins in June 2017! I was really inspired by so many of the amazing women in my family who already created and used all natural products. They really mentored me and taught me the importance of knowing what goes onto your skin and ultimately into your bloodstream. So, shoutout to them!
What do you do to better yourself as an entrepreneur and continually grow your brand?
Ashanti: In an attempt to better my brand I always remain consistent and genuine. I truly believe that these are the key things every business needs.
Based on your personal experience, what are some of things you love about being an entrepreneur? What are some things you could do without that comes with being your own boss?
Ashanti: I love the flexibility and meeting new people. Often times I’m out doing regular things and I get to talk to people about my business and it’s the best feeling ever! I love what I do. I can do without the sleepless nights though lol!
What brands, creatives and/or entrepreneurs would you love to collaborate with in the near future? *let’s speak it into existence*
Ashanti: I would love, love, love to collaborate with @itstarekali & @presidentkennedy. They are truly the epitome of what I believe being a free black creative is.
Top 3 favorite women of color to follow on Instagram?
Ashanti: My top 3 favorite women??? Hmm.. that’s hard @presientkennedy of course, @frombeetoyou, and @janessadanielle_.