I really appreciated the style and the details on these glasses - like the double rivets and the etching on top of the frame - and the acetate is very high quality. However, the flat (0 base?) curvature of the front of the frame, while stylish, led to a lot of reflected light from behind, which is why I ended up returning them.
Great quality for the price! The rose tinted lenses are perfect for sunny or overcast days. I haven't taken them off!
AKILA Eyewear is designed to last & handcrafted from eco-friendly plant-based cellulose acetate.
Cellulose acetate is a natural bioplastic made from the fibers of cotton or wood pulp. This compound is then mixed with various colored dyes, block casted, then sliced into sheets or chipped into tiny color pellets. The final product is biodegradable and renewable.
AKILA is an independent eyewear brand based in Los Angeles focused on handmade unisex sunglasses at anti-industry pricing.
Part of our mission is to provide a platform for brands and creatives to express their progressive outlooks. By providing access to better manufacturing and technical assistance, brands can offer new and exciting eyewear at a better quality than what they previously had within reach.
AKILA frames are handcrafted from premium acetate and stainless steel with Optical Class 1 nylon lenses. Each style goes through meticulous design, engineering and production processes to ensure top quality eyewear.
Every pair of sunglasses takes over 90 days to complete and requires more than 100 steps from start to finish.