When creating our classic oversized plastic bottle crewneck, YTTP Studios turned to one of our partners in sustainability, Upcycle, a Los Angeles-based sustainable clothing manufacturer. Upcycle creates clothing out of recyclable materials already available, and their in-house knitting and dyeing processes use 40% less water and power than conventional methods. "The [manufacturing] process needed a makeover," says Tabitha Vogelsong, co-founder of Upcycle.
May 29. 2020
If you’re looking to level up your skin routine, a pH-balancing cleanser is a good place to start. Youth To The People’s award-winning Superfood Cleanser gentle cleanser is vegan, cruelty-free, and biodegradable so you can cleanse, assured that no human, animal, or body of water was harmed in the process. After debuting last year for Earth Day, the whopping 16 oz. refill-sized bottle of the Superfood Cleanser now joins our permanent roster.
May 22. 2020
For over 30 years, Neenah, Inc. has met the paper industry’s need for sustainability by offering ENVIRONMENT® Papers—but even before that, their commitment to the environment began the day they opened their doors in 1873. Neenah’s FSC-certified Wisconsin-based paper mill is the first-ever mill to offer paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Neenah provides the FSC-certified Kraft paper that makes up Youth To The People’s recyclable boxes.
May 19. 2020
Throughout the last few months, we have been made crucially aware of our individual and global vulnerability—alongside our global health emergency, scientists have been continuing to communicate the facts about our impending climate crisis. We have an opportunity to empower collective action, to rewire the way we consume and live on our planet. One item we need to address is our relationship with fashion.
May 13. 2020
Caring for your home is an opportunity to care for yourself and treat yourself like royalty. Putting care into it has nothing to do with how much money you spend; I’ve spent many happy hours in tiny studios furnished with thrift store items—I’ve also been in lavish, multi-million dollar homes that are the last place I would want to lay my head down at night. Here are six easy Feng Shui tips to refresh your home—sustainably!—and encourage positive chi flow.
May 12. 2020
When we set out to formulate the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial, we did it with our ethos in mind. We have one world to protect for ourselves and future generations—it’s why Youth To The People is dedicated to formulating products in California, packaging them all (even samples) in glass bottles and jars, and boxing them up with FSC-certified post-consumer recycled paper. But what about our products themselves? Enter sustainable sourcing.
May 05. 2020
With the launch of the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial, we introduced a new kind of exfoliation: dual-action and triple-powered from a combination of physical and enzymatic exfoliation, boosted by caffeine from Yerba Mate. With this facial, we created something good for your skin and safe for the planet—something that wouldn’t cause microtears in your skin or create pollution in the environment.
Apr 28. 2020
At YTTP, we think about our impact all year long. When we say that every day is Earth Day, it’s not just a tagline, but a way of thinking. So in planning what we wanted to do for Earth Day 2020 (which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the holiday), we knew we wanted to go beyond excitement and education, and hopefully, play a part in triggering some real change.
Apr 27. 2020
Apr 20. 2020
How can you be the brightest light in somebody else’s life if you’re not feeling cared for yourself? But if we’re always putting just ourselves first, how can we also focus on caring for the community around us? If we’re only giving back to our individual selves, what damage are we creating to our environment along the way? What are we depleting for our own self-benefit?
Apr 07. 2020
We are a skincare brand, but we’re more than that, and from our origin as a company, we have kept the planet and the future in mind. We know we have work to do to make our operations greener, cleaner, and circular. Through these updates and continuing conversation, we are excited to challenge ourselves and our community to be the change, and to do better for our planet.
Dec 05. 2019
With chapters and clubs all over the world, for 34 years the Surfrider Foundation has had a global impact for good. Without a healthy planet, there can be no people. The environmental non-profit works to ensure clean water, healthy oceans and coastlines, and accessible beaches for all those who love water and surf. In 2019, Surfrider Foundation helped Youth To The People organize our first west coast beach cleanup, where our team cleared tens of pounds of single-use plastic, cigarette butts, and waste from Venice Beach. At Youth To The People, we believe that utilizing glass bottles is only part of the equation— alone, it isn’t enough. Moving away from a throwaway culture, working hard at cleaning up what’s already been discarded, carefully considering the choices that move us closer to being a zero-waste company, and not being afraid to work up a sweat are all part of our long term strategy.
Dec 03. 2019
The earth is in a tough spot. Like many of you, we’re disappointed. Disappointed that the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord. Disappointed that generations worth of convenience led to a total disregard for the planet. We’re disappointed on behalf of ourselves and the next generations to come because it might seem like nothing is enough to reverse the damage. Like you, we’re disappointed that more isn’t being done.