LOS ANGELES — AKILA has teamed up with LA’s CRTFD lifestyle brand for a reimagining of Legacy releasing Friday April 22nd. This new variation of an AKILA Essential frame features gold hardware and biodegradable lenses, reflecting both brands’ dedication to bold creativity and sustainable processes. Both the acetate frame and bio lenses will naturally decompose after 5+ years in a landfill setting, leaving behind carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
CRTFD was founded in Los Angeles that is centered on the principles of authentic, creative expression, plant medicine and counterculture. What started as an experimental cannabis brand grew into an international endeavor to create products and experiences that challenge the modern standards of retail, branding, and conformism.
AKILA is an independent eyewear brand from Los Angeles focused on handmade, limited-run eyewear. AKILA advocates sustainability and crafts their eyewear from eco-friendly acetate and plastic-free packaging, using renewable cork leather for their carrying cases completed with recycled paper labels.
For each pair of glasses sold on the AKILA website, AKILA plants a tree in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects.
We also worked together to design a custom ceramic sunglasses tray handmade by CRTFD’s design collective that will be available exclusively at F.D.G.S. @fdgs.la on April 22nd.
The sunglasses retail for $150.