Production and material
When it comes to materials, we do not compromise on quality or sustainability. It is a natural part of our brand essence. All our products are handcrafted, environmentally friendly and produced in EU following the European standards with current certifications:
EN ISO 9001:2015
EN ISO 14001:2015
Akenberg products comply with the CE standards and we are also certified from FDA in USA.
Our sunglasses are made of high-quality cellulose acetate and bio-acetate produced by Mazzucchelli, a pioneer and worldwide leader in the manufacturing of polymeric materials. Based in Castiglione Olona, the family-run company in the sixth generation and their team of product developers and experts work with passion and mastery to give life to our creations.
Cellulose acetate is a natural polymer, a strong, light-weight and flexible material. Being a natural-based non-petroleum plastic, it does not harm the environment. Bio-acetate is the next generation cellulose acetate. Made out of cellulose acetate and natural-based plasticiser, it is completely phthalate free and biodegradable. The dyeing of the bio-acetate is also biological, while still preserving the unique character of this all-natural material.
For the sunglass lenses, we have chosen to work with Carl Zeiss, operating in the fore-front of optics. All of our models are fitted with Carl Zeiss Vision Sunglass lenses with full UV-protection and superior optical performance. The lenses are made from organic material (Carl Zeiss CR-39), which is recyclable and has a long lifespan thanks to the scratch resistant coating.
The production takes place at our factory in Athens, Greece, a family-run business. The frames are carefully cut from the blocks of acetate and crafted by hand, making each pair unique. All processes and treatments are done in-house with the highest standards and techniques in order to guarantee the very best quality.
Our leather accessories are made of skin from Swedish cow and reindeer and produced at Kero, a small family-owned factory in Sattajärvi, Sweden. Experts in tanning with a long and solid history, Kero have succeeded in creating a sustainable concept that does not harm the nature in any way throughout the process, nor is a danger to the staff or consumer. Kero Tannery use the most environment-friendly tanning method, natural tanning, with materials from the plant kingdom. In other words, 100 percent environmentally friendly and designed to last a lifetime.