The Original Leather Sunglass Strap®

How it all began

Sounder Goods was born on a trip to Nantucket for the Figawi sailing race

Inspiration struck our founder Chris on a trip to Nantucket for the infamous Figawi sailing weekend. While juggling beverages and sunglasses as the grey lady rolled on and off the island, the convenience of a good retainer became readily apparent. Fate wouldn’t be so simple, however, as he found himself looking for something a bit different. A sunglass strap of equal parts functionality and style. A rugged, refined alternative to the varieties available. Back on the mainland his journey began. Many nights and weekends were spent developing what would become the world’s first leather sunglass strap. Our now patented original brass rivet and full grain leather straps are affectionately know as “Sounders”, the original since 2009.