24 frames  + 1 free frame$2100
36 frames + 2 free frames$3240
48 frames + 3 free frames$4320
60 frames + 4 free frames$5400

Kala references classic frame designs, but unlike the newcomers to the “retro” revolution, Kala frames are made by hand. Their frames don’t just look like the glasses Clark Kent wore, they are made the same way his were, out of the same materials. Holding them in your hands, side by side, they are as different as a Timex and a Rolex. 

What makes your brand stand out from any other?

Kala is well known for perfectly round eyewear. Recreating iconic frames from the past as well as designing new and unusual shapes (with a California vibe) for today’s wearer. We have a strong passion for eyewear.

How is Kala made?

Our acetate frames are handmade in California with premium, raw acetate materials imported from Japan and Italy. We cut and polish each frame by hand and have been doing so in California for more than 25 years. Our metal frames are all skillfully crafted by metallurgic artisans in a luxury factory in Japan.

What are some of the special details people tend to notice most about your brand?

The details in our designs are kept simple. Some of our metals have engraved filigree around the eyewire and bridge and others are interesting in shape. For the “Round Shape” wearers, the choices for acetate, metal, sizes and colors are the most in the eyewear industry.

Why Us?

Kala has been hand making acetate frames in Hayward, California since 1992. That in itself makes them special in the eyecare industry, but it isn’t what is indeed the most fascinating aspect about Kala. Their products are VERY good and carry an unbelievable price tag. Each frame is crafted from Mazzucchelli acetate, an Italian company founded in 1849, widely known for producing the most desirable acetates in the world. Acetate is essentially a plastic, but it is made from plant material and formed in layers to give it a rich complexity. Unlike most plastic frames seen today that are simply petroleum derivatives squirted into molds, the frame parts are individually cut from these sheets, hand polished and assembled into the frame.

Brett Cates, Sales Rep