What you wear impacts your health, too
Better materials fewer toxins
Why organic matters
Traditional clothing contains chemicals, toxins, and pesticides. We absorb these chemicals through skin contact which can be harmful to our health. Studies show that these toxins are still present in clothing even after 50 washes.
The right Materials
We spent two years sourcing the highest quality materials and dyes to create the perfect boxer brief. We use GOTS certified dyes and fabrics and follow best practices for sustainable manufacturing. Our goal is to eliminate the pesticides, formaldehydes, and other toxins that non-organic clothing contains.
Comfort and style
Built for active and healthy people. We developed our anti-ride, perfect fitting boxer briefs so you can live your life without worrying about constantly adjusting. Our bonded seams immensely improves comfort and our innovative flat lock waistband was designed so your skin doesn't become irritated or imprinted by the band material. Our vertical fly was constructed for comfort and easy access no matter your dominant hand.
If you're like us, you care about your body, health, and planet. That's why we designed the Opok boxer briefs with extra-soft organic cotton and natural organic dyes, reducing the amount of toxins and chemicals that your body absorbs on contact. Unlike other organic companies, we don't sacrifice style or comfort so you can enjoy the activities that you love while protecting the areas that matter most to you.
Our native print boxer briefs was inspired by our love of South American art. This pattern will always make us think of a group of people who love, respect, and worship the earth.
You need to be careful about what you buy. From the carpets in your house to the clothes that you wear, I think that we are just now learning about the dangers of long term exposure to these chemicals.
– Dr. Casey Barbaro, MD
Opok is doing it right! The mission speaks to the health of the individual, community, and society as a whole. I commend the Opok team for thinking outside of the box and recognizing an opportunity to improve health and wellness through their products.
– Dr. Marc Richard, M.D
The skin is the largest human organ. As a physician and anesthesiologist we rely on the vascularity and absorption rates of the skin to deliver medications, think of transdermal patches that deliver narcotics (fentanyl patches) or anti nausea scopolamine patches…. following that thought chemicals and toxins that may lead to disease may also follow that path of absorption… chemicals in the water we bath in, wash our clothes, etc may leach chemicals into our bodies. The areas of highest vascularity promote the greatest absorption of chemicals. In that vein, if it’s close to the skin and we are perspiring...chances are great that we are absorbing the chemicals immediately next to it.
– Dr. Dan Hancock, MD
There is a link between chemical exposures and several health issues ranging from skin irritation, to developmental issues, to cancer. Historically, most studies of occupational and environmental exposure to chemicals have focused on respiratory illnesses. However, it’s important to remember that in addition to inhalation, chemicals can enter the body through ingestion, injection, or uptake through unbroken skin. A great deal of research is currently being done to study the effects of chemical exposure through skin contact.
– Dr. Mike Richard, M.D.