Okoto Keeps It Real

July 9, 2009 | Written by Darren | Category: Clothing Lines

Okoto has a theme.  At first I didn’t know what that theme was and then I started noticing that many of their shirts had a laid-back style with some green/ocean imagery.  Couple those two characteristics with the surfer “type tees”, and the theme was beginning to take form…

The peeps behind Okoto are pretty serious about the ocean and it shows throughout their work.  I am impressed with how well they keep the focal point of the ocean in all of their apparel, the look of their site, photographs, their bios, and everywhere else in their brand.  That’s called keeping it real in my book.

There wears are worth a few looks and even worth a purchase if you relate to that style of clothing.  A portion of the proceeds could go to a list of different charities they are contributors to.  Here is a screenshot of some of their goods:


Now I have to confess.  The icing on the cake and the most compelling reason why I did a write up on the brand was the last thing they mentioned in an e-mail I received.  Not only were they hustling their clothing line by a traditional online shop, but they were also still submitting designs to a t-shirt design contest.  Again, let me say, that is keeping it real.

At this point with the investment and amount of products they have in their apparel line, they really don’t have to put forth the effort in the t-shirt design contests anymore.  They could make the excuse that they have to market their brand every chance they get.  But staying a part of the T-shirt community has earned them this post and a new fan.

Here’s their design at Design By Humans for the Incubus contest:


3 Responses

  1. OKOTOjoe | July 10th, 2009

    hey thanks for the great article…. we greatly appreicate it. Best of luck with everything.

  2. Rob | July 11th, 2009

    A great design they have submitted too…

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