Our Story

Republic of Sol (ROS) is a luxury bamboo sunglasses line that launched in 2012. Our glasses are handcrafted from the highest quality wood materials. Each of our style names are designed around local Austin and Texas icons.

ROS was founded by friends in Austin, TX. Both working in technology and witnessing first hand the commoditization of the consumer product industry and that they wanted to be part of something different.  They wanted to create a product owners would be proud to own.  Inspired by the beauty and culture of Austin, they started by designing sunglasses and shirts that embody the spirit of Austin,  something that they could be  proud of and show just how inspiring our city is.

Austin is great and some of the places you might catch us at: Zilker Park, Rainey Street, Spratx Art Gallery, Mongers Restaurant, Greenbelt, SXSW, Lady Bird Lake, Moody Theatre, Hope Outdoor Gallery and so much more...

For more contact us at love@republicofsol.com

As a local Austin company we are always looking for causes that help support our city. We have donated to Violet Crown Trail Foundation, FloodAidTX, Austin Yoga Meetup 

We can do custom orders for quantities 30 or more. Great for corporate gifts, retail shops, weddings and more. Email us at Custom@RepublicOfSol.com

Organizations we've worked with include

Republic of Sol is featured in local Austin rap group OTC3 music video

Republic of Sol would not be possible without all the support from our friends family and local businesses. Photo shoots by: Alison Krause, Modeling by Watson Talent, Product shots by Fulfillery, T-shirts Printed by OurSocietee, Photo credits also by  Stephan Hazuga @stephanhazuga

Local Austin Mom blogger did a great piece on the story of ROS