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Youth Lagoon Mission & Responsibility
Youth Lagoon Mission & Responsibility

Our Responsibility

As a fashion and skateboard label we do believe that social equity and ecological sustainability are natural and fundamental for modern society and businesses. Therefore our goal will always be respecting the men and women who make our clothes and to always doing our very best to limit effectively our impact on the environment.


Absolutely everybody has the power to change the industry. Maybe not overnight, but step by step the vision of a sustainable future is growing stronger with each person joining this movement.

Youth Lagoon Mission & Responsibility
Youth Lagoon 1 percent for 50 Reefs

1% for the Planet

Giving Back

“You pay your rent, your vendors, your employees, and you pay the planet. Because you have a working relationship with it and you have impacts on it.” Kate Williams, CEO of 1% For The Planet.

Youth Lagoon product features Sustainable Materials

Sustainable Materials

A better Alternative

Creating sustainable products with the exclusive use of materials that are environmentally and ethically sourced is what drives us everyday and what makes our work more exciting and meaningful.

Youth Lagoon product features Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

The Movement

It is our ambition to support this movement and contribute as much as we can for a more sustainable future with:  seasonless fashion, sustainable materials, on-demand finishing and fair working conditions.

Youth Lagoon Mission Ocean Clean Up
Youth Lagoon Mission Ocean Clean Up
Youth Lagoon product features Recycled Polyester

A second life

Recycled polyester

We are using only recycled polyester for our garments. Recycled polyester is made from post-consumer and post-industrial plastic, which otherwise would end up in landfills or in the ocean. Using more recycled polyester reduces our dependence on crude oil as the raw material to make more and more plastic.  With the same technical performance as virgin polyester, recycled polyester has a much smaller footprint and can be recycled again and again, without significantly degrading in quality.

Youth Lagoon Mission Organic Cotton
Youth Lagoon Mission Organic Cotton
Youth Lagoon product features Organic Cotton

A better alternative

Organic cotton

All our garments are made of organic cotton grown from non-genetically modified plants and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides (aside from the ones allowed by the certified organic labeling).  Besides that, organic cotton needs less water than standard cotton which encourages the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes.

Youth Lagoon Mission Fair Fashion Production
Youth Lagoon Mission Fair Fashion Production
Youth Lagoon product features Fair Wear

Fair working conditions

Fair wear

All of our garments are produced in Asian factories which are GOTS-certified and audited by the Fair Wear Foundation.  All garments are also ÖKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. We are proud to be able to say that all our products are printed and embroidered in our hometown Hamburg.

Youth Lagoon Mission Sustainable Fashion
Youth Lagoon Mission Sustainable Fashion
Youth Lagoon product features On-Demand Production

A thoughtful purchase

On-demand finishing

Our vision to be an ecologically sustainable brand starts with our business model of on-demand. What does this mean for you as a customer? Only once you have placed your order, we start the printing and embroidering process. As a result, you can be sure that a Youth Lagoon garment is truly unique and made just for you. But why does this matter?  We are preventing overproduction. Overproduction does not only lead to goods being stored in warehouses for a prolonged time in the absence of customer demand but it also means we can minimize waste by reducing unnecessary material in general.

Youth Lagoon Mission 1 Percent for 50 Reefs
Youth Lagoon Mission 1 Percent for 50 Reefs
Youth Lagoon 1 percent for 50 Reefs

Giving back

1% for 50 Reefs

In 2021 we participated in the 1% For The Planet movement. Members are encouraged to support environmental solutions by committing 1% of their annual revenue to environmental actions. For 2022 we have decided to resume our engagement by donating 1% of our revenue to the 50 Reefs initiative. The aim of the 50 Reefs initiative is to identify an optimum portfolio of coral reefs that, together, have the potential of surviving the impacts of climate change and the ability to help repopulate neighboring reefs over time.

Youth Lagoon Mission Sustainable Packaging
Youth Lagoon Mission Sustainable Packaging
Youth Lagoon product features Plastic free Packaging

Our choice

Plastic free

We do plastic-free packaging. Therefore, all garments won’t be packed  in plastic bags, but will be wrapped in tissue paper for shipping.

Youth Lagoon Mission Handcrafted Surfskate
Youth Lagoon Mission Handcrafted Surfskate
Youth Lagoon product features Regional Timbers

Regional sourcing

Sustainable timber

By producing with various types of local timber (FSC®-certified), for example beech and ash, our surfskate decks do not only have an exceptionally high quality but we avoid additional transportation and can reduce our carbon footprint.

Youth Lagoon Mission Regional Production
Youth Lagoon Mission Regional Production

Quality & "Herzblut"

Made in Germany

Our skateboard and surfskate decks are handcrafted with heart and soul in a local German woodshop. The core construction and materials are an unique example of fine craftmanship and a truly sustainable product.


Certifications and standards serve as great guidelines and orientation for businesses and consumers. But what do these certifications actually mean? Here you can find further informations on our products’ certifications. 

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

ÖKO-TEX Standard 100

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of it, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article is therefore harmless in human ecological terms.

The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health.

Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation (Fair Wear) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works to improve conditions for workers in garment factories. Fair Wear is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

To do this, Fair Wear focuses on garment production, specifically sewing, cutting and trimming processes–the most labour intensive parts of the supply chain. Fair Wear works with 130 member brands, who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. Together with it members Fair Wear is  stitching together new solutions across the supply chain to make fashion fair for everyone.

FSC® ( Forest Stewardship Council)

FSC® runs a global forest certification system with two key components - Forest Management and Chain of Custody.

The FSC® system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed-forest and/or recycled sources.

Youth Lagoon Collage
Youth Lagoon Collage


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