Dec 13 , 2019
In Australia, 370 million plastic bottles go into landfill every year. On a positive note, we live in an era where we can do something about it. tscudo uses the most trusted performance fiber made from recycled plastic bottles. In fact, six plastic bottles make up one tee. The ripple effect starts with us.
tscudo 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.