Ethically Sourced Specimens
Insects serve an essential purpose that supports all life on earth: pollinating plants in the environment. All the species that I work with are collected from Sanctuaries and breeders after passing away, having lived their life promoting ecological awareness and education about the importance of these species to our world.
about The butterfly babe:
It is my Mission to introduce the natural world back into people's lives through my art. Allowing my followers and clients to experience nature much more closely than they might otherwise be able to and learn about nature's wonders. As the sole designer, it is my hope to restore an appreciation for nature to a world constantly driven further away from our earthly roots.
Each work is professionally crafted by myself in my Virginia studio. By combining my artistic background and passion for butterflies and insects I create original, unique one of a kind pieces.
What Is CITES?
CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Although, not all the species listed are endangered or threatened under the IUCN list of endangered species.
I occasionally do work with animals that are protected under CITES Appendix II, and this means that I am not allowed to ship internationally without a permit. There are many laws regarding the collection and sale of species and I am sure to always follow up and know them to keep my work and the sale of my work completely legal.
About Butterfly Babe:
I am, Sarah Folts, an entrepreneur, artist, and survivor. My career started off after an unlikely experience. I grew up an active young adult, as a competitive gymnast. During my teenage years I was diagnosed with Blood Clots, which became critical. After a multitude of surgeries and double amputations on both of my feet, I hit a tremendous low point in my life. But, I lifted myself out of it by developing a deep connection with nature, appreciating its simplicity and beauty in a way that I never saw before. I found refuge and happiness in my creativity and art. From this passion and artistic view of nature flourished a specific interest in butterflies and the freedom and beauty they represent.