These fun, bird-themed optics straps that we are now carrying at the store are handmade in Massachusetts by artist/maker, Casey Riley.

Casey creates the straps using eco-friendly cork, which is water and stain resistant, soft and durable. Her designs are printed on organic cotton and linen canvas using eco-friendly, non-toxic inks. The straps fit most cameras and binoculars.

20 years ago Casey taught herself how to sew on her grandmother’s Singer sewing machine. According to this talented artist, “At the start of Covid, I was furloughed from my job and faced with an abundance of free time, so I decided to learn textile design. Graphic art has always been an interest of mine, so combining it with my love of sewing was a no brainer!” The results are these beautiful nature-inspired optics straps and matching wristlets – which we are also carrying at the store. You can see those here as well or come in store to see everything!