Society43 was started in 2010 by Jason Bolt while he was a student at the University of Oregon. Having always been an avid sunglasses collector (200 pairs and counting) and a sports fanatic, he
recognized an opportunity to create a socially conscious company that specializes in well built, exciting, and affordable sunglasses for collegiate sports
fans. The name Society 43 was chosen in reference to the year collegiate sports started, 1843. The Yale Rowing Crew was the first college sports team in American history and it laid the foundation for the competitive collegiate sports environment that exists today.
Society43 has seen tremendous growth over the last two years, now offering officially-licensed sunglasses for more than 60 of the largest universities in the world and over 3,000 custom sunglasses combinations with new colors added monthly. Jason is also proud of Society43’s involvement in the community and our internal mantra of "Community over Capital." Supporting our non-profit partners like Two Feet, who runs sports camps for underprivileged and orphaned youth in Kenya, is a large part of what drives us to continue our expansion and unparalleled growth.
Much more to come from Society43, so stay tuned. Game Day. Every Day.