• Akila

    City of originLos Angeles
    Founder(s)Chris Mart

    Akila is an independent eyewear brand based in Los Angeles, known for its handmade, limited-edition sunglasses that blend modern and classic styles. Founded with a commitment to sustainability, Akila uses eco-friendly materials like cellulose acetate, which is biodegradable and derived from natural fibers such as cotton and wood pulp.

    Akila frames are designed to last, incorporating stainless steel cores for strength and optical-grade nylon lenses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. The brand's production process involves over 90 days and 100 steps to create each pair, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship.