tscudo Australia is an independant 100% Australian owned business.

We're passionate about health, the outdoors and the environment. So producing a sun protective top made from recycled plastic bottles was the perfect solution for that next land or water adventure. In fact, each tscudo top is made up of six recycled plastic bottles. This is sustainable sun protection at its finest.

So how long does it take to get your skin checked? About as long as this message.

For tscudo it started with Simon, founder of tscudo and a simple reminder. A reminder from his wife to get his skin checked. There was a spot on his back that looked dark and out of character. A long awaited skin check up was made (nine years since the last) with his local skin specialist.

It was a routine skin check until the skin specialist stopped at ‘that’ spot. It didn’t look right, and a biopsy was taken right then and there.

One week later back for the results of ‘that’ spot. It wasn’t good. Stage 1 melanoma.

A real shock and way too close to a darker side of life than he expected.

Another appointment with the specialist was set one week later to cut ‘that’ spot out. A simple procedure ending with a new scar, followed by an another anxious one week wait. The results. Well they were clear and fortunately he was clear of any further stages of melanoma.

So tscudo was born. A new sustainable shield against the elements. A chance to assist in the prevention of skin damage and educate others on the importance to cover up when outside as well as in the water and at the same time highlight the importance to recycle.

So if you value your skin and making sure those used plastic bottles are being placed in the correct bin, we welcome you to the tscudo journey. 

What does tscudo mean?

'scudo' in Italian translates in English as shield. With the core style behind the brand the long sleeve tee, adding the T in front of scudo seemed a great choice and a perfect play on words.

And the turtle. Well, the sea turtle has existed for over 100 million years. It's a species that has sustained itself by remaining relevant to it's environment.

Its shell providing a constant shield against the elements within it's world.

The turtle doesn't necessarily try to change the world around it but it seems to patiently and effortlessly trust the process and its environment.

The turtle therefore is the perfect choice to represent tscudo.

We hope tscudo provides a versatile shield against the elements in your world. So trust the process.

Thanks for being part of the tscudo journey. We look forward to being part of yours.