Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest

Sunisok Athlete Inc

Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest


Sunisok was founded by two outdoor enthusiasts who wanted to enjoy nature as much as possible… without letting the sun’s rays get in their way. It didn’t hurt that they were also fashion design students. Armed with an idea and the tactical know-how, the Sunisok duo set out to engineer universally flattering sun protective clothing for everyone. They sketched and sketched, until they came up with their flagship product: the cerulean blue athletic hoodie. Designed to keep your skin safe and your look on point. Sunblock is about chemicals. Sunisok is about solutions. Forget the constant application of sunscreen, and throw on UPF clothing that doesn’t harm you with hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Our clothing is made from bamboo fabric and is as soft as it is protective. And unlike sunscreen, you don’t need to re-apply. Wear and go. What is Sunisok? At the core, we believe that the “sun is ok.” See what we did there? Of course, the sun is only ok if you have the proper protection. The sun is mean to be enjoyed and life is meant to be lived. At Sunisok, we want everyone to be able to take advantage of glorious mountains, golden beaches, and the greenery around us. Founded in the heart of Vancouver, BC, Sunisok is synonymous with outdoor adventure. Here, we like to take to take deep breaths of pure air and explore the freedom of this diverse city. Our logo is the representation of the sun, and the four K’s signify the four cardinal points. This means that the sun is the same wherever you are, and can be enjoyed anywhere in the world. We’re ready for you to enjoy our active-wear and live your best life. Go catch the sun, not the rays.


2 Employees

In Business Since 2019

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Best Immigrant Entrepreneur


Please tell us your personal story and about your business. How you started, and how you have overcome challenges.

SUNSIOK is created by two Cuban emigrants who love outdoor activities. My partner is allergic to the sun and some creams, we began to look for a better solution than creams and lotions that contain many chemicals and only work for a short time, the other options were clothes with sun protection but everything that the market offered was polyester or nylon that gives a lot of heat and bad smell. So we started researching the best materials, how to design our own products, which led us to start at VCAD school in January 2018 first in graphic design and then in fashion design, and that same year in December after feeling more prepared. We decided to leave school to start our own project. Which months later became SUNISOK. In February 2020 we received our first order of products, our flagship product the long-sleeved hood made of 95% bamboo 5% Spandex, which provides more protection than any other product on the market, a product certified by the SGS S.A. laboratory. Everything in this design has an objective from its navy blue color, which is because the blue colors trap the sun's rays more, providing extra protection to the skin, such as its reflective logo and its cylinder-shaped packaging made of recycled paper. Already at this time, we are designing more products such as sports caps, sports masks, bandanas, and especially sports sunglasses that have been the one that has given us the most joy by being able to reach an agreement with professional athletes who are at the top from the top of the world beach volleyball ranking to design his sunglasses for the next Olympics in Tokyo.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur award?

Sunisok was founded by two Cuban emigrants who love outdoor activities looking for a better solution to combat skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. When I arrived here five years ago, I didn't know any English, nor did I plan to start any business or brand. Canada and especially Vancouver gave me another opportunity in life that was like I was born again, taking out of me what I didn't even know, I starting dream, designing, creating. What is SUNSIOK? Sunisok is the union of "Sun is ok" which means that it is good to enjoy the sun, that the sun is life but that we must take steps to protect ourselves. Sunsisok is an answer or alternative to all those creams and lotions full of chemicals whose names are so rare that I don't even remember, to those long sleeves made with cheap polyester. Created for lovers of outdoor activities, to those who like us enjoy walking in the city as well as in the forest. Our initiative has given us achievements such as that we are designing sports sunglasses for several professional athletes who are currently in the top 3 of the world beach volleyball ranking to use them in the next Olympic games.

Premier's People's Choice


Sunisok was founded by two outdoor enthusiasts who wanted to enjoy nature as much as possible… without letting the sun’s rays get in their way. It didn’t hurt that they were also fashion design students. Armed with an idea and the tactical know-how, the Sunisok duo set out to engineer universally flattering sun protective clothing for everyone. They sketched and sketched, until they came up with their flagship product: the cerulean blue athletic hoodie. Designed to keep your skin safe and your look on point. Sunblock is about chemicals. Sunisok is about solutions. Forget the constant application of sunscreen, and throw on UPF clothing that doesn’t harm you with hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Our clothing is made from bamboo fabric and is as soft as it is protective. And unlike sunscreen, you don’t need to re-apply. Wear and go. What is Sunisok? At the core, we believe that the “sun is ok.” See what we did there? Of course, the sun is only ok if you have the proper protection. The sun is mean to be enjoyed and life is meant to be lived. At Sunisok, we want everyone to be able to take advantage of glorious mountains, golden beaches, and the greenery around us. Founded in the heart of Vancouver, BC, Sunisok is synonymous with outdoor adventure. Here, we like to take to take deep breaths of pure air and explore the freedom of this diverse city. Our logo is the representation of the sun, and the four K’s signify the four cardinal points. This means that the sun is the same wherever you are, and can be enjoyed anywhere in the world. We’re ready for you to enjoy our active-wear and live your best life. Go catch the sun, not the rays.

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