We’re gonna be completely honest with you.

Manufacturing products impacts the environment in a negative way from the carbon emissions to the waste by-products. To deny that would be dishonest and we’re not into “green-washing” for appearance’s sake. That being said, we have decided to move forward as a business because our products will not only add to human appreciation and enjoyment of the outdoors, they will also generate capital that enables us to do really good things for the planet (while government and laws take their time catching up with the eco-conscious movement). You will find our environmentally aware business practices below, as well as our pledge to give back financially to Planet Earth. We humbly stand on the shoulders of many other companies who have found their own ways to lessen their impact, and continuously seek to be a part of the solution.

WE ARE PARTNERS WITH PLANET EARTH

There is no question that one of our main investors at YOBOgear is Planet Earth. She has endlessly provided resources for consumption since the beginning of time. We are ready to acknowledge that and begin to make good on her investment. We feel she deserves more than leftovers in the form of a donation at the end of the year and have made a pact to treat her as an equal partner. The YOBO partners have pledged to match funds, dollar for dollar, from each paycheck they receive and give back to Earth. Imagine if every business made this arrangement… Money is energy and the more energy we can direct back into this beautiful home base, the healthier she will be.

How do we give back?

 

We take the time to research organizations and practices that have proven themselves to truly be helping clean up our world. Earth’s paychecks are donated directly to the organizations we see making a huge difference, in fields such as regenerative agriculture, ocean clean-up, and solar power. If you have a suggestion of an organization who is making a positive impact on planet Earth, please e-mail us at admin@yobogear.com.

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OUR BUSINESS PRACTICES

Zero plastic is used to package and ship our items.

The stands and hubs are made out of the highest quality aluminum available, which should last a lifetime AND can be recycled an infinite number of times.

We pledge to continuously seek ways to lessen our impact and will keep this a priority when developing new products.

YOBOgear does not offer rush shipping.

Overnight shipping makes a much bigger carbon footprint than regular shipping. Air freight uses massive amounts of fuel. Delivery trucks make many more trips trying to fulfill orders quickly than they do when they are able to wait until the truck is full before heading out. We do not sell emergency items, therefore we see no reason to ship overnight at the cost of our environment. We promise, it will be worth the wait!

We are a minimal-swag company.

(Yeah, we made that term up.) You might see some stickers floating around with our logo on them, but that’s it. At this point, we’re not selling t-shirts, hats, or other merch because the truth is textiles make up 15+ million tons PER YEAR of waste in the U.S. We think that is ridiculous since 95% of textiles are recyclable. So, until we have a really cool partnership with a recycled clothing company, our products will have to speak for themselves.

So, there you have it.

We promise to not only provide you with the best gear for getting out into Nature and enjoying every epic moment conveniently, comfortably, and on your terms — but ALSO to make your purchase matter to this beautiful, glorious, generous planet we are lucky enough to call Home.