Sounder Goods Shade Anchors, Made in America
The finest adventure ready goods American hands can craft.
It was on a trip to Nantucket, MA in 2009 for the 38th annual Figawi Sailing Race when inspiration struck. Founder Chris Necklas stood on the deck at Straight Wharf, drinking a Life is Good and looking around at all of the neoprene and cotton croakie clad patrons. The croakie has always been a functional lifestyle accessory but It was then that Chris decided a better fitting, higher quality, proper leather pair were needed.
Once back to the mainland Chris began learning the leather craft and was fortunate enough to gain the mentorship of Frank Clegg. Frank has been in the business of crafting heirloom quality leather goods for over 40 years. After countless Saturdays at Frank's, and over the course of nearly two years, the original leather sunglasses strap became a reality. Back in Nantucket for the 40th annual Figawi Race, a long process came full circle. Murray's Toggery Shop, a Nantucket institution, became the first retail store in the country to carry Sounders.
Each product is still individually crafted by hand between time at Frank's in Fall River, MA and Guilford, CT where Sounder was founded. Their mission remains simple: to produce quality goods that support an active lifestyle.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed.