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Is polyester toxic?

Is polyester toxic? The reason that we started Opok was because we learned that these synthetic materials can be detrimental to our health, let alone devastate our environment. We have heard feedback that people are unaware that polyester, the most widely used material in clothing, can be toxic given that it’s in everything. So we did our research and here are our findings.

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Are all natural materials created equal?

Are all natural materials created equal?

We took 2 years exploring different natural and sustainable fabrics to determine which materials we would consider using for our products. We ultimately decided on organic cotton because of its soft texture, the lack of chemicals that go into processing, and the sustainability aspect. Below are some of the materials we evaluated and reasons why we passed on them. 

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Is a Florida environmental catastrophe happening again?

Is a Florida environmental catastrophe happening again? With warming air and water, as well as increasing rainfall amounts, climate change is making algae blooms more frequent, widespread, and longer in duration.   Treating an algae bloom is often difficult and expensive, costing the city millions of dollars a year to deal with stormwater improvements.

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Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts.

Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts. We had a chance to sit down with Marc Richard, M.D., and Mike Richard, M.D., and get their take on the link between pesticides, synthetic chemicals, and human health. Not only are they prestigious doctors with a lot to say— they’re also identical twins like us! 

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What toxins are in your clothing?

What toxins are in your clothing? Traditional clothing is often constructed and treated with chemicals that help soften them or prevent them from getting stained or wrinkled. Those chemicals have been linked to adverse health effects such as skin irritation, developmental issues, and even cancer. Opok Organic Boxer Briefs don't have any of those nasty chemicals. 

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