About Us

About Us

Our Mission

The JIBS mission is to design high-quality, multi-functional products that will allow our customers to make the most of their outdoor experience.

Our Founder - Kevin Griffin

I would like to say that I was hiking Everest when I came up with the idea for JIBS, but JIBS got started out of a need for an easy way to clean glasses and sunglasses. My sister-in-law has Down syndrome. My mother-in-law was always complaining about how dirty her daughter’s glasses were, a problem we all deal with on a regular basis, for ourselves and for our children. I realized one day when I was looking for a cleaning cloth for my glasses that like most days, I didn’t have one on me or in my car. I own several pairs of glasses and they all came with cleaning cloths, but I never had one when I needed it. That is when I decided to invent JIBS, so that my sister and I would never have to look through a dirty pair of glasses or sunglasses again, because we would always have the right tool for the job connected to our glasses! JIBS were born!

10% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM YOUR JIBS PURCHASE ARE DONATED TO A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION HELPING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITES.

Our Timeline

The day I realized how important it is to have good outdoor gear!

DECEMBER 1984

I got my first pair of sunglasses.

JULY 1995

I broke my first pair of sunglasses.

AUGUST 1995

I lost my first pair of sunglasses in the lake.

JUNE 1999

I bought my first pair of Croakies!

JULY 1999

Sunglass Strap Technology did not really change!

1999 - 2021

After several ruined/scratched sunglasses, the idea for JIBS was born.

MAY 2015

The first JIBS prototype was hand-sewn by yours truly.

JULY 2015

Patent was filed for JIBS!

APRIL 2016

Work began on the JIBS website and rapid iteration of prototypes were completed by our team!

JANUARY 2020

JIBS website launch (AND as they say, "The rest is history.")

SEPTEMBER 2021

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