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AKILA draws inspiration from the bustling and ever-changing landscape of DTLA & cities around the world. We believe in taking control of the optics by releasing in limited quantities at anti-industry prices and never compromising on quality.  

AKILA frames are handcrafted by artisans using the best materials. Each pair of sunglasses takes over 90 days to complete and requires more than 50 steps from start to finish.  

AKILA frames are made from the best cellulose acetate available. Cellulose acetate is extracted from wood and cotton — making it an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum based plastics.

Optical-quality nylon lenses are thick and scratch-resistant making them more durable, and also block 100% of UVA / UVB to keep your eyes protected for years to come.

Founded by Chris Mart in 2017, AKILA culminates his passion for modern design and quality production. His designs are new, fundamentally wearable and built to last.  

Design, quality, rebellion and care come together — welcome to AKILA.

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