We do not compromise at the expense of the environment. Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do, from the initial design idea until the customer has received its product. Caring for people, planet and production is in our brand DNA. That’s why we are meticulous when choosing sustainable materials, partners and sustainable production.
All our products are designed in Northern Sweden with focus on the highest quality and sustainability. We take pride in working closely with the very best European manufacturers and suppliers within respective fields that share our sustainable development goals and engage in sustainable practices.
Our sunglasses are made from high-quality eco-friendly M-49 acetate and 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 bio-based non-petroleum plastic, it is 70 % sustainable. Made out of cellulose acetate and natural-based plasticiser, it is completely phthalate free and biodegradable. The dyeing of the bio-based acetate is also biological, while still preserving the unique character of this all-natural material.
We are now moving forward in our sustainable goals and moving into next generation sustainable materials that are 98 % sustainable; acetate renew.
The production of our sunglasses takes place in Europe at the factory in Athens, Greece, a third-generation family-owned business and experts in eyewear manufacturing. The frames are crafted in 70-90 steps, and polished in a unique way. All production is made in-house, following European standards and techniques in order to guarantee the very best quality.
All of our sunglass models are fitted with sunglass lenses by Carl Zeiss, a manufacturer operating in the fore-front of optics. Offering full UV-protection and superior optical performance these lenses are made from organic material (Carl Zeiss CR-39), which is recyclable and has a long lifespan thanks to the scratch resistant coating.
Our leather accessories are made of skin from Swedish cow and reindeer and produced at Kero, a small family-owned factory in Sattajärvi, Sweden, not far from our Akenberg headquarters. 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.
Our porcelain clay jewellery is made from high-quality and extremely durable ceramic material and glazed with transparent non-hazardous glaze. Ear threads are made from hypoallergenic surgical steel base. Produced by hand at Mokk Sweden, a small ceramics business and design studio in Luleå, Sweden.
All of our products are handmade, environmentally friendly and produced in the EU following European standards. Our sunglasses follow these certifications:
EN ISO 9001:2015
EN ISO 14001:2015
Akenberg eyewear comply with CE standards and are FDA approved following the 21 CFR part 801.410 regulation for impact-resistant lenses in sunglasses.