Every OMNES piece is designed in our London studio.
Where the creative team sketch out pieces you will want to wear on repeat, this season and beyond.
We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer.
But what does it mean?
In 2016 the UK government rebranded the minimum wage for over 23s the ‘National Living Wage.’
This is a statutory hourly rate of £8.91 for all people living in the UK (including London), which is calculated by a percentage of medium earnings, and aims to reach 66% of the median earnings by 2024.
Those under 23 do not qualify for National Living Wage, but instead Minimum Wage, which is currently set at £8.36 for over 21s and £6.56 for those between 18-20. The minimum wage is not based on the needs of the employer, but by taking into account the average affordability for businesses in the UK.
Whilst many people in the UK live on the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage, these don’t actually add up to the real-life cost of rent, food, travel, healthcare etc.
The Living Wage Foundation was set up as a means of encouraging employers to pay a wage that actually covers the true cost of living. This figure is independently calculated and is currently (as of 2023) £9.90 in the UK and £11.05 in London for all people over 18.
According to the foundation, it’s imperative to have a separate rate for London due to the inflated cost of resources, and is based not on average earnings, but on a basket of household goods and services (for example a weekly shop or an unexpected visit to the dentist).
Although not all companies currently pay a living wage, at OMNES we ensure all our producers outside the UK are audited by independent third parties in a bid to ensure that even people who are indirectly employed by OMNES are earning a fair, liveable wage for the country that they live in.