Our Story

The history of Sounder Goods, creators of The Original Leather Sunglass Strap®

Inspiration struck our founder Chris on a trip to Nantucket for the Figawi sailing weekend. While juggling sunglasses and beverages as the grey lady rolled on and off the island, the convenience of a good retainer became apparent. Fate wouldn’t be so simple however as he found himself desiring 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. Over a year of many late nights and weekends spent in the leather shop the world’s first leather sunglass strap was born. Originally made for friends and family and soon after stocked by speciality retailers in the U.S. and abroad. Over 10 years and many iterations later, our iconic brass riveted construction holds 2 utility patents. Affectionately know as “Sounders”, a symbol of sport and leisure for those who welcome adventure.


- Sounder Goods

US Patents 11,209,666 & 11,782,292