Akila is an independent eyewear concept brand based in Los Angeles that produces handmade sunglasses at a reasonable pricing. The uncompromising quality of Akila sunglasses comes from plant-based acetate and stainless steel frames enclosing Optical Class 1 nylon lenses. Each pair goes through a careful process of engineering that takes into account many aspects: sustainability, aesthetic, affordability. A scratch-resistant treatment and optical-quality lenses are added too. The brand also shows a certain sensitivity towards environmental issues, adopting an eco-friendly approach that takes advantage of durable glasses crafted from eco-friendly materials, including frames made of plant-based cellulose that’s renewable and biodegradable. What’s more, Akila plants a tree for each pair of sunglasses sold online and offers a recycling program to reconvert old sunglasses and donate them for reuse.