The Buddha Boxers Story is the Story of Underwear Enlightenment
The Buddha Boxers story begins with a younger me who didn’t care about my socks and underwear. I just bought the least expensive undies and accepted that they wouldn’t always be comfortable, they’d have a short life span, and the waistband would act as free billboard space for the underwear brand. But my tastes evolved, I decided that boxer briefs were more comfortable than boxer shorts or briefs, and started buying boxer briefs exclusively. I thought I figured out underwear.
Then I discovered bamboo fabric and my preference in underwear took another evolutionary stride forward. Compared to cotton, bamboo absorbs much more moisture, keeping my skin dry and me more comfortable. It’s also very breathable, so breathable that I feel like I’m going commando whenever I have my Buddha’s on. Bamboo is comfortable in other ways, the fabric itself has less tiny barb-like edges than cotton, giving it a soft, silky feel.
I did some research and discovered that it takes around 20 000 liters of water to produce 1kg of cotton! Compare that with bamboo, which usually doesn’t even need to be irrigated – bamboo uses water twice as efficiently as most trees. What’s more, bamboo fiber is stronger than cotton and is compostable.
Having durable underwear that offers superior comfort and moisture absorption without providing free advertising to someone else was great. Knowing that it came from a plant far more water efficient and sustainable than cotton was amazing. It quickly became a no-brainer for me, my preference in underwear evolved once again.
When I wear my buddhas I don’t notice them, leaving me feeling a bit more zen about whatever it is I’m doing.
So go ahead, join the evolution and find your inner buddha today.
– Jason, Buddha Boxers Founder