Thursday, 19 April 2018

Emi Jewellery joins the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer


The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Emi Jewellery, has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Emi Jewellery, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

“The staff at Emi Jewellery are incredibly passionate about the work they do. It’s only fair that their pay should reflect this. Signing up to The Living Wage Foundation was my way as a director of showing my staff that I care about them as much as they care about their work.
Everyone’s salaries, regardless of where they are located in the world should be reflective of the economy they live in and the job role they do. Singing up to The Living Wage Foundation for me was a no-brainer”  
Xander Kostroma, Director. 

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.

Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We welcome Emi Jewellery to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.

“Responsible businesses across the UK are voluntarily signing up to pay the real Living Wage now. The real Living Wage rate is annually calculated to reflect the real costs of living.”
“We are a movement of over 3700 UK employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of small businesses as well as big household names like; IKEA, Aviva, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. 

These businesses recognise that the Living Wage accreditation is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Emi Jewellery join us, because they too believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."

Notes to Editors

About the Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The real Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay this wage on a voluntary basis. The real Living Wage enjoys cross-party support.

The UK Living Wage is currently £8.75 per hour. The London Living Wage is currently £10.20 per hour. This figure covers all boroughs in Greater London. These figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK.

The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently over 3700 accredited employers. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. We support responsible employers to voluntarily go further than the government minimum and pay the real Living Wage, to all their staff, so they can earn enough to meet the cost of living.

We receive guidance and advice from the Living Wage Advisory Council. The Foundation is supported by our principal partners: Aviva; IKEA; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; KPMG; Linklaters; Nationwide; Nestle; Resolution Foundation; Oxfam; Trust for London; and Queen Mary University of London.

What about the Government’s national living wage?
In July 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK Government would introduce a compulsory ‘national living wage’. This new government rate is a new minimum wage rate for staff over 25 years old. It was introduced in April 2016 and the rate is £7.50 per hour as of April 2017. The rate is separate to the Living Wage rate calculated by the Living Wage Foundation.  The government rate is based on median earnings while the Living Wage Foundation rate is calculated according to the cost of living. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The face jewellery trend - contemporary style by Emi Jewellery

Certain trends come and go - some are quicker to go, but the abstract face jewellery trend is similar to snakeskin or hounds tooth print: it never really goes out of style.

From Picasso-esque companions for your ears in multiple colours, to silver or gold hardware Matisse inspired silhouettes, face jewellery is currently having a moment.
So now’s the time to decorate your face (and neck) with accessories that resemble... your face.
This trend is not just a hipster one you’ll find at the back of Depop. Everyone from DIY Etsy sellers to luxury jewellery designers are creating face jewellery in numerous ways. 
And if it’s not just jewellery which resembles one’s expression that’s available, a clean body outline can be added to join the shiny party. 

What is our response to this trend? Well, I have designed 2 styles. The first is this serene face stud (as pictured above) and the second is more risqué with a dropper style as pictured below.

Our earrings will be launching AW18 and we might have something planned with one of our UK concessions, but more will be revealed on that as we progress through the year.

What do you think of our take on this trend? Could you see yourself wearing a pair of face earrings? Would you go for the dropper style? 

We're keen to speak to vegan bloggers as well for some exclusive collaborations. Since becoming PETa approved as a vegan brand, we're on the hunt to collaborate with like minded people, so let us know by contacting us HERE.

We've been looking in the market, and we're totally in love with some of the designs below. What do you think of these face earrings?