Welcome to AKILA

A MODERN EYEWEAR CONCEPT

AKILA Eyewear is made to be easily adjusted for the perfect fit. Everyone's fit is unique, and no face is perfectly symmetrical. That's one of the many reasons why we love acetate – a malleable and eco-friendly material made from cotton and tree pulp.

Adjustments can generally be made by hand, here's how we recommend adjusting the fit to your specs. Don't worry, the sunglasses are strong and made to last a lifetime!

If you're not comfortable bending your frames yourself, bring them into Flower District Gift Shop we'll be happy to assist you. You can also get adjustments done at your local optician.

A few simple tips & tricks will keep your frames like new for a long time to come.

Store your new AKILA frames in the included eyewear case whenever you’re not wearing them to avoid scratches or accidents. Never leave your frames in direct sunlight in a non-ventilated space as the extreme heat can warp the acetate.

To clean your lenses, use a small spray of lens cleaner or a sprinkle of water and wipe dry with the enclosed lens cloth. We do not recommend wiping the lenses with a dry cloth or t-shirt as it can be abrasive.

We plant a tree on your behalf for each pair of glasses sold on our site in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects. Eden works with local communities to restore forests on a massive scale, thereby creating jobs, protecting ecosystems and helping mitigate climate change.

Through AKILA's recycling program, you can send back your used up AKILA Eyewear and we will repair and donate them for reuse, or responsibly recycle the components. In return, we'll pay it forward and send you a discount code for a new pair. It's one of the many steps we're taking towards sustainability.

Artist Series Cleaning Cloth

We partnered with some of our favorite artists and friends to create special edition artist series cleaning cloths. A random cloth design is included with each pair of sunglasses, along with a cork leather carrying case. Each cloth is limited to 1000 pieces and will not be reproduced. This is an ongoing series, if you'd like to contribute, reach out to us here!

LILKOOL

LILKOOL is a creative concept platform dealing in design, multimedia and fashion and based in Brooklyn. Having been brainwashed by pop culture, LILKOOL started creating in order to find a sense of balance and his stylistic influences range from classic painters and the cartoons of his childhood to snippets from the obscure comic book scene.

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  • Auberi Zwickel

    Aubergine Vagin is an illustrator, graphic art enthusiast, bibliophile & screen printer living in a dusty old trailer on the outskirts of Los Angeles County.

  • Connie Wong

    Connie Wong is a Los Angeles based designer with a background in fine art and illustration. With her curious, dynamic and playful nature, she explores the unknown, the unusual and the impossible while having a deep understanding of functionality.

  • IT'S A LIVING

    IT'S A LIVING is not just a statement but also a life philosophy for Ricardo Gonzalez, a designer and artist from Durango México currently living in Brooklyn. His signature script style can be easily recognized from large scale murals to commercial work for some of the biggest brands to a simple sticker in the streets.  

  • MiRA

    MIRA is a Los Angeles based artist and lettering designer and the founding member of AKILA's creative collective.

  • Sarah Oh

    Sarah Oh is a Los Angeles based designer and AKILA's very own Art & Design Director.

  • Tell Your Children

    Tell Your Children is a creative studio based in Singapore producing visual content through Illustration & Design. Led by Deon, Russell, Kevin & Lydia, TYC has been proficient in working on mural projects, key visuals and branded content for clients locally as well as internationally.

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CERTIFIED BY AKILA® EYEWEAR

ALL AKILA® EYEWEAR COMES WITH A 1-YEAR WARRANTY FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. This guarantee does not cover damage from normal wear and tear, improper use, or other negligence.

Claims determined unwarranted may be repaired with additional charges for necessary parts. You never know though, we might take pity on you and fix your shades for free - even if you were an idiot and dropped them off your hotel balcony.


GENERAL INFO

The lenses fitted in our eyewear feature high optical precision and are impact resistant according to US FDA Regulation 21CFR801.410. The frames are handcrafted with love from cellulose acetate and stainless steel cores.


LIMITATIONS OF USE

Please always practice common sense. AKILA® sunglasses are not suitable for direct viewing of the sun or solar eclipses. Don't drive at night wearing your AKILA® sunglasses.


PROUDLY DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED BY

AKILA® EYEWEAR | 767 SANTEE STREET | LOS ANGELES, CA 90014