A MODERN EYEWEAR CONCEPT AKILA is an independent eyewear brand from Los Angeles focused on handmade, limited-run eyewear.

Constructed from malleable acetate with stainless steel cores, AKILA frames have long-lasting durability without sacrificing comfort or style.

We are advocates of sustainability and craft our eyewear from eco-friendly acetate, optical grade lenses, and plastic-free biodegradable packaging. Style and sustainability can coexist.

All AKILA sunglasses are designed in Los Angeles and handcrafted to last a lifetime. Each pair is made from eco-friendly cellulose acetate and optical grade lenses with 100% UVA/UVB protection.

Independent Frame of Mind

AKILA is beholden to no one. We exercise complete independence in what we create and who we collaborate with, to bring you the best experience possible.


AKILA’s Research & Development lab pushes the limit of what’s possible with eyewear through innovative design and experimentation.

Uncompromising Quality

It's no secret that cellulose acetate is our favorite material to work with. The material's inherent warmth, adjustability, and vibrance of color make acetate the ideal frame material. Combined with stainless steel hardware and barrel hinges for long-lasting durability.


Our optical-quality nylon lenses that are less prone to breakage and provide a 70% clearer image than polycarbonate or glass lenses. All AKILA lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays to keep your eyes fully protected.

  • Sustainable by Design

    All AKILA eyewear is made from plant-based cellulose acetate, which is an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastic. We’ve also eliminated all plastic from our packaging materials to create a 100% sustainable package, complete with recycled paper labels and a cork leather carrying case.

  • Buy A Pair, Plant A Tree

    AKILA works in partnership with Eden Projects to help restore healthy forests and reduce extreme poverty by providing fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.For each pair of glasses sold on the AKILA website, we plant a tree in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects.

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Collaborative Instincts

AKILA partners with friends, artists, and like-minded brands to bring ideas to life. We value artisanship and make sure our collaborations always introduce new and worthwhile selections to our audience.

Flower District Gift Shop

F.D.G.S. is an independent store in Downtown Los Angeles, California curated by AKILA Eyewear to explore and showcase products we admire for their modern sensibilities.

AKILA® Eyewear at F.D.G.S.
767 Santee St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

MON — SAT
11am — 6pm

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