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‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

‘Tis the Season: Cool Winter Holiday Gift Ideas from Ladybud Magazine

If you’re planning on blowing the hemp socks off of any of your loved ones this holiday season, you will heed well to the following gift suggestions from Ladybud staff and our friends. We’ve got the intel on some of the best products for free thinkers to celebrate the season! Some of the great women business owners […]

LADY BUSINESS: Sweet Pea Café, Tallahassee

LADY BUSINESS: Sweet Pea Café, Tallahassee

Photos courtesy of Whitney Borkowski Ironically located next to a meat market, the quirky and quaint Sweet Pea Café is a local Tallahassee, FL favorite for mouth-watering vegan and vegetarian dining. Located on the edge of midtown, the café is frequently crowded with familiar faces and loyal regulars. Rachel Kaufmann, co-owner of and chef at Sweet […]

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Here at Ladybud Magazine, it is no secret that we want the Drug War to end. However, we are not just interested in that form of human rights progress alone — we care about all kinds of things! There are only two days to contribute for 2013 to organizations that work hard to create a […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

PHOTO: Codepink Women for Peace Like most things in nature and among human institutions, corporate social responsibility (CSR) exists on a spectrum: Evil companies, which subscribe to the “profits are everything” mantra of unfettered free market capitalism.  In this category are all the big banks which brought us such delights as “financial innovation,” the Great Recession, money […]

David Bronner On Why Washington State Voters Should Vote YES on I-522

David Bronner On Why Washington State Voters Should Vote YES on I-522

I-522 is a Washington state initiative and concerns the labeling of genetically modified foods.  Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps issued a special label in support of it and the company is the single largest donor backing the initiative. Diane Fornbacher recently conducted a short phone interview with one of Ladybud’s favorite conscientious companies about their efforts […]

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Hemp for a Healthy Future via Hemp History Week: Hemp is the distinct oilseed and fiber varieties of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant that has been cultivated worldwide for over 10,000 years. A nutrition powerhouse, hemp is also an environmentally sustainable solution for potentially thousands of products ranging from […]

REVIEW: Zambeezi Organic African Beeswax Lip Balm

REVIEW: Zambeezi Organic African Beeswax Lip Balm

This lip balm will easily become a must-have in your pocket, in your car, your purse or your home. It glides on smooth and smells fresh of lemongrass, rosemary or citrus. It never leaves your lips with that intense “I need chapstick!” feeling, instead, when it wears off your lips just feel smooth. Zambeezi harvests […]

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

The Only Five Items You Need In Your Home To Do Everything

I try to keep my cleaning supplies to a minimum. Having a different product for every type of cleaning is excessive and cumbersome. I also try to avoid chemicals when possible. I don’t like the thought of using cleaning supplies that could harm my cats or myself. And why would I use these things when […]

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner was a passionate man who covered his soap labels in mantras and poetry relating to his life philosophy of ‘All-One Or None!’ If you still haven’t heard of this soap, around since 1948, it’s time to tune in. These Castile soaps made from hemp, extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and essential oils, are […]