WELCOME to The Y Catalog
an inspired concept of conscious shopping
In The Y Catalog you will not only find the highest quality of hand selected items from the most highly regarded manufacturers in the yoga industry and you will also make an impact on the world we live in with every dollar you spend.
business and The Y Catalog go together.There are different ways of doing business; there are
different ways of working with people, treating people. I am Richard
Wegman the owner of The Y catalog and I want to tell you what is
different about The Y Catalog.
I have worked
for 30 years in the non-profit world helping to manage large local and national
non profits, working to reverse climate change, heal the environment, and to
end social injustice. I have also been a
practicing yogi for 26 years and a teacher for 17 years. What a blessing. This has brought a perspective that is unique
and not very common in the business world.
I have decided to open a for profit business so that I can bring the
consciousness of being a yogi and my non-profit business experience to the
world of for profit. For if we are going
to save ourselves from sea level rise, green house gases, war, ethnic strife,
and famine we need to get big business participating in the solutions in a real
way. An effective way we can do that is
to vote with our spending dollars. Every
dollar you spend is a vote for a way of working, living and treating
people. We can influence the whole world
with how we behave in the market place. Big
business responds to consumer demand.
Always has and always will.
CHARITY At The
Y Catalog we will give
1.5 percent of the gross to charity. Many
companies promise charities 10% of profits.
Let me tell you right now that that usually means they get nothing. 10%
of nothing is nothing. So I want to give
right off the top. Guaranteed! My
feeling is that all companies should give back.
We are all part of a collective and as seekers, yogis, and citizens of
this planet we have an obligation and a responsibility to help.
want to support the small companies that also strive to help others, that work
towards becoming sustainable in their product line, using recycled, organic or
otherwise green materials. We have a
special category for you if you are only interested in these types of
products. (Eco/organic). The Big box
stores of this world are sucking the lifeblood out of this country. We, as citizens, are helping them do that by
shopping at big box stores. The money
you spend there doesn't stay in the
community in the same way that shopping at the local small market does and that
hurts local economy. The employees usually are not provided benefits or living
wages, placing a burden on the local government, hospital and welfare systems.
at The Y Catalog will continually help a few non profits. Right now those are Amazon
Watch, and AfricaASAP.
Amazon Watch is a 501c3 organization based in San Francisco that works to
protect the indigenous people of the Amazon. The Amazon are the lungs of the
planet and the area we work in is at the heart of that. We protect the people, fight for their rights
and thereby protect the Amazon. In the
Amazon region of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, Amazon
Watch is working directly with indigenous communities to
build local capacity and advance the long-term protection of their lands. We
are working in partnership with communities, non-governmental organizations,
concerned shareholders and citizens. Go
to http://amazonwatch.org/work for
OUR MISSION: Stop the
poaching of African Elephants and other, critically endangered species, by
providing long-term, near-continuous surveillance of the wildlife refuges where
they live. Every 15 minutes, an elephant
is slaughtered....for its ivory.
Africa ASAP has a unique
and powerful vision, much lauded by anti-poaching groups already working in the
field. We combat poaching BEFORE the elephant is killed. We accomplish this
- Near constant, aerial surveillance of large nature
reserves with an unmanned, remote controlled airship, loaded with the
latest day/night vision aerial camera;
- sharing timely information on suspicious activities in
the reserve with rapid response, law-enforcement partners on the
ground, specially trained to combat poaching.
disclosure, I am on the board of directors of Amazon Watch and I am Development Director for AfricaASAP.)
I will help from time to time by making them an affiliate and giving them a
larger percent of the gross for a limited time in order to reach out to their
constituents. If you know of any that
might be interested in earning some charity dollars, please contact us.
The Y catalog, we will share pre-tax profits with all employees. I believe that employees who feel they are
fully engaged in and part of the organization they work for will do a better
job than those disconnected from it.
When you have aligned motivated employees than the whole organization
rises in sales and energy.
shop here? Well, if all of the above is
not enough reasons then here are a few more.
If you ordered
from three different companies, you would pay shipping most likely on all
three. Buy those same three products
here and most likely, you will pay no shipping at all or at most only one fee.
meaning we find amazing products, and sell the best of their lines, we
generally don't carry full
lines. Although if you see a product
from one of our vendors that we don't
carry let us know and we can get it for you.
We buy from conscious companies. We search hard for Organic and Eco
lines. We respect all body types and look
for brands that have all sizes. We want to support small business and help them
grow. If you know of some great
companies that produce, beautiful conscious products let us know!
We let you earn
money from our affiliate program, refer people to us and you will earn dollars
on their shopping.
So we share
with you, we share with non-profits we share with our staff. It is a big win win win for all. So join our family and help us help others,
help us help you, help us help the planet.