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Good and Bad are one and the same. What's Good Without BAD?  En route to a healthier lifestyle, we've come to realize that healthy, both physically and mentally, for us doesn't necessarily mean having to be 100% committed to 'organic living.'  We believe it can also mean being in tuned with balance: the good and the bad; old habits along with the new.  Hence, we care not to replace the "bad" habits altogether in us because it's what we're used to AND it's part of who we are.  Instead, we care to work on acceptance--embracing who we are, both the good and the bad--along with adding more choices that helps us align with the person we care to evolve towards.  In the grander scheme, to us, it feels impossible to have only good without bad as if they're different sides of the same coin, dare we say.

And because we dare to embrace the bad and not just the good, sprung forth the inspiration for the name, iLoveBad.  Some of our most inspiring bad good heroes include the infamous Robin Hood, Dread Pirate Roberts, & most especially, YOU!  going up  

 

Corazon de Vida love

Our Purpose

Sensing that our current world–perhaps our personal state-of-mind–can be perceived as being in a state of imbalance in many ways, we strive to do whatever we can to restore that balance as to improve our daily lives as well as the lives of others.  The following are what we currently value and believe will benefit our society in attaining this balance and we hope that you'll be open to them, if not already.  <3

  1. Create organic product alternatives for health-conscious minds.
  2. Reduce toxins in the general body, household, & environment.
  3. Combat unspoken epidemic of night sweating & skin irritations.
  4. Promote versatility, sustainability & domestic production of hemp.  
  5. Eliminate dependence on refined petroleum-based plastics.
  6. Make natural living affordable & accessible again.  
  7. Build understanding & appreciation for differences as to reduce discrimination.  
  8. Serve the community through charity.  <3

 

Our Service & Charity

We donate our time as well as 10%+ of our profits by supporting senior citizens, the homeless & through monthly contributions to orphanages, special needs opportunities & animals through the following 3 amazing organizations and we to continually add more charitable organizations to the list as we grow over the years.

 

Corazon de Vida Foundation

www.corazondevida.org

 

 

Los Angeles Habilitation House

www.lahabilitationhouse.org 

 

Farm Sanctuary 

www.farmsanctuary.org

 

We thank you so much for being a part of this with us along with your support for organic hemp goods & the mission of giving back! To see a bit more on how we like to connect with our community, you can check out our blog post @ www.ilovebad.com/blogs/life/17135225-connecting-through-charity

 

 

 WHY HEMP??

Though you can't smoke and get 'high' from hemp like you can with Marijuana, hemp was banned from the US as a farm crop over the last 50 years because of its "pot" association.  A lot of people would argue that the underlying cause was from competition & propaganda in the paper industry, but whatever the reason, we find it quite silly since it is such a beautiful & powerful resource in so many ways.  Fortunately, the past is now behind us and with its recent re-legalization, we look forward to utilizing more of hemp along with spreading awareness about its many many benefits, which you'll see below.

 



History of Hemp

• The Columbia History of the World (1996) states that the weaving of hemp fiber began over 10,000 years ago!  Carbon tests have suggested that the use of wild hemp dates as far back as 8000 B.C.

• 17th Century America, farmers in Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut were ordered by law to grow Indian hemp. By the early 18th century, a person could be sentenced to jail if they weren’t growing hemp on their land! Hemp was considered to be legal tender.

• For over 200 years in colonial America, hemp was currency that one could use to pay their taxes with.

• The 1850 U.S. census documented approximately 8,400 hemp plantations of at least 2000 acres.

• Viewing hemp as a threat, a smear campaign against hemp was started by competing wood industries, associating hemp with marijuana.  Propaganda films like “Reefer Madness” assured hemp’s demise.

• George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.  Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.  Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence  on hemp paper.

• The first American Flag sewn by Betsy Ross is made out of hemp. First denim Jeans is also made from hemp.

• The word "canvas" originated from the Latin word "Cannabis."  Hence most things made from canvas such as sails and paint canvas' were too historically made from hemp.


 

was the first american flag made of hemp?

 

Environmental Benefits of Hemp

• Hemp completes a crop cycle within 4 months and produces 4 times the amount of pulp to make paper than trees within a 20 year period.  In other words, hemp stops deforestation!

• Hemp produces 250% more fiber per acre than conventional cotton and uses less water to grow therefore extremely environmentally efficient, renewable and friendly.

• Hemp compounds can be transformed into a biodegradable plastic unlike petroleum-based synthetic plastics which takes 450 to even 1000 years to biodegrade.  This significantly reduces plastic waste that collects endlessly in our ocean water.

• Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. It is estimated that each year cotton producers use as much as 25 percent of the world’s insecticides and more than 10 percent of the world’s pesticides.  Hemp can replace a lot of uses for cotton and requires no pesticides or insecticides to grow.

• Hemp requires about 50 percent less water per season than conventional cotton, which can grow with little irrigation.

Hemp not only absorb carbon dioxide--and lots of it--but it also puts much of it into the soil. This not only removes it from the atmosphere, but it enhances the soil as well.

 

 

hemp & organic cotton t-shirt



Amazing Textile Traits of Hemp

• With developing technology, hemp has become super soft, especially when blended with other fibers such as cotton.

• Hemp is one of the strongest & most durable of all natural textile fibers outlasting cotton by many years.

• Hemp is naturally antimicrobial & resistant to Ultra-Violet light, which keeps it resistant to mildew. No more stinky mildew smell should u leave it extra long in the washer.

• Each time hemp is washed it constantly reveals new surfaces, usually becoming softer with use. Given reasonable care it will render a lifetime of service.

• It is also one of the only fabrics that are stronger wet than dry, so it does not become tender through washing.

• Beyond what the eyes can see, like most natural materials, hemp emits a radiation that is harmonious to the natural environment like our human bodies.

 

 

Other Popular Uses of Hemp

OTHER USES AND BENEFITS OF HEMP

 

 

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