Akila is an independent eyewear brand based in Los Angeles focused on handmade unisex sunglasses. The label’s mission is to provide eco-friendly designs and practices for an overall premium collection of accessories. Their sustainable design utilizes a plant-based acetate that contains fibers from cotton and wood pulp. The combination of these elements provides a natural bioplastic that can withstand wear and offer a luxe finish.
Many of their collections take inspiration from traditional eyewear silhouettes that are timeless and functional. Each frame is handcrafted and follows a unisex style that is applicable to present-day and future fashion trends. Made for 21st-century simulation, the brand takes pride in its traditional and imaginative frame. AKILA has seen major success and has collaborated with top brands such as Rokit, Pleasures, and HUF. In addition to their projects, celebrities champion the designs as seen on Kali Uchis, J Balvin, and Bryson Tiller.