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The BUDDY Story


While touring with her DC-based rock band, Nihilitia, Sara grew tired and frustrated of the on-the-go smoking options that hadn’t changed much since she was a college kid, poking around her first head shop. 

  • Glass and porcelain pieces always ended in tragedy.
  • Ubiquitous fake cigarettes ("shitty ciggies”) weren’t fooling anyone.
  • Flaws in the design were rampant: holding too little product and clogging almost instantly.

She spent years searching for a one-hitter pipe that was cool, classic, and could withstand life on the road, but it didn't exist. After the major loss of a close friend, followed by a series of escalating dares with herself, Sara decided she was tired of waiting for somebody else to make the product she always wanted and set out to bring BUDDY to life. 

Our mission at BUDDY is to reach everyone who has one of those horrible metal cigarettes and get them to throw it in the trash. You deserve better. We all do. 

 photo by Rhonda Green
More about our Founder: Sara Hussain is a strategist, mother, musician, and lawyer. After a decade of working on other people's brands, Sara created her first product, BUDDY, the original customizable unbreakable one hitter pipe.