R.T.CO was founded in 2010 by Tobias Bergmann in Berlin.
We come from a DIY skateboard background and this is what defines & inspires the brand today, however we also felt the need to create a product of supreme quality & design. R.T.CO means Rollo T-shirt COmpany, an abstract combination of „to roll“ -on a skateboard- and an ironic view of what it was all about when we first started out: making screen-printed T-shirts rather than being a real fashion label.
R.T.CO is committed to designing the best sunglasses possible, yet in an acceptable price range. For the future we would like to keep things interesting for us, and hopefully for you too.
R.T.CO frames are cut from acetate blocks, which is the traditional way of producing glasses. The plastic acetate consists of 90% natural cotton, making it light weight yet durable and flexible. The individual parts are then hand polished and put together into a whole frame.
Optics are anti-scratch polymere lenses provided by Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens®, offering 100% UV protection. All components of R.T.CO sunglasses are produced and assembled in Italy.
SS14 is inspired by the vibrant colors and rare havana tones found in the archives of Italian factories. The aim was to create a mix of bold material versus timeless silhouette, while keeping priority to the highest level of manufacturing.