Learn a little bit more about us here at OMNES.
The fashion industry
needs to change.
As one of the world’s most prolific polluters, and with 85% of all textiles ending up in landfill, the fashion industry’s detrimental impact is vast, and improving the way it operates will make a huge, positive difference to the future of our planet.
OMNES means ‘all’. It’s our name because we are all in this together. We created OMNES to help change the way you shop, wear and think about clothing. And to encourage the rest of the industry to do it, too.
We want to do fashion differently.
We want to make it better.
Every OMNES piece is designed in our London studio, where the creative team sketch out trend-led pieces you will want to wear on repeat, this season and beyond.
From there we work with a small, carefully selected set of fabric producers, all individually approved by top environmental groups, to ensure that OMNES designs are created as sustainably as currently possible.
From design to fabric, and production to final product, right through to recycling, OMNES is here to innovate, learn, improve and, hopefully, educate. So that every time and everywhere you shop you will know the fabrics to look for, the styles that suit you and how to ensure they will last longer.
While OMNES constantly strives to be more sustainable, we are still learning, and there is a long way for the industry to go. Feedback is invaluable; if you like what you see or you know a way we could do better, get in touch with us here.
We're officially an accredited Living Wage employer. But what does this 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 18-20, and is not based on the needs of the employer, but by taking into account on the average affordability for businesses in the UK.
Whilst many people in the UK live on National Living Wage and Minimum Wage, it doesn’t actually cost the real life cost of rent, food, travel etc.
The Living Wage Foundation was set up as a means of encouraging employers to pay a wage that actually covers the financial cost of living. This figure is independently calculated and is currently £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 pay this, at OMNES we ensure all our producers outside the UK are audited by independent third parties so even those that are indirectly employed by OMNES are also earning a fair, liveable wage for the country that they live.