Sussex brand Omibia was founded by Mercedes Bermúdez in England in 2007. After having her first child, Mercedes found herself becoming more conscious about what she ate, what she wore and how she lived. Her greatest discovery has been the importance of following the natural processes of things, and to be respectful and compassionate towards our planet, ourselves and all other inhabitants. Following her degree in Fashion Design at London’s Central Saint Martins, Mercedes worked for various prestigious fashion companies around the world before launching Omibia, and the brand is an expression of her love for the beauty and simplicity of all things natural, made with love, care, consideration and passion.
Omibia sets itself the highest possible standards for making the lowest possible environmental impact. Excellent craftsmanship, sustainable business principles and attention to detail are key values in the design process. Omibia uses 100% natural materials, including Peruvian baby alpaca and GOTS certified organic cotton, and all garments are made in the UK, Portugal and Spain. Many Omibia designs are either made completely by hand or made using domestic machines. Even garment packaging is taken into consideration, with the exclusive use of environmentally sustainable materials including compostable garment bags.