EXPERIENCE

ABOUT

I am a passionate multi product Ready to Wear fashion designer, specialising in desirable, progressive, commercial womenswear. Having worked in London for over 15 years, I’ve worked with a broad range of companies across luxury and commercial sectors. Resulting in a strong ability to align with a designers’ core values, strategies and brand DNA.

I currently freelance in London, working in house, as well as remotely on a project basis. I also run Design Make Produce; an international design and consultation house.


Sustainable Fashion Design Consultant
| ABIGAIL EATON |
July 2013 – Present | London, United Kingdom

I’m a sustainable fashion design specialist, with extensive experience in helping start and accelerate the growth of small fashion businesses in London and remotely. From fashion and print design, startup and sustainability consultancy, through to manual sample pattern cutting (womenswear), and fabric/factory sourcing. 

As a successful British fashion designer and creative consultant, I have more than 15 years design experience predominantly in luxury but also ranging across to high street fashion. With my extensive set of skills as an independent freelancer, I create bespoke packages to ensure you receive the best value for money, whatever your budget. So if you are looking to start a fashion label, or grow your new business, get in touch.

I’m particularly interested in working with emerging e-commerce designers and brands that are focussed on a sustainable future. Guiding companies to make better informed decisions when it comes to improving the animal welfare and social conditions of the people in your supply chain and reducing the environmental impact from design, fibre to dyeing, finishing, cut, make and trim, through to creating a fully circular business.

✎enquiries@abigaileaton.com
★abigaileaton.com


CEO
| DESIGN MAKE PRODUCE |
August 2018 – Present | Global

Design Make Produce is an international design and consultation house. Our team is specialised in fashion apparel and swimwear. We can assist with concept design, technical packs and product development.

We know that not everyone is a fashion design or manufacturing expert. Our mission is to bring you an accessible and affordable way to bring your designs to life and break down the barriers to get your collection to market. 

Our fashion specialists have spent 15+ years working on the frontline at big fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Lee and DKNY as Design Directors. They’ve designed, made and produced global collections that are retailed around the world. With fashion experience from New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam to London, they are ready to take your designs and brand to the next level.

✎enquiries@designmakeproduce.com
★designmakeproduce.com


*Please Note: I’m under NDAs with a lot of my bigger clients, so am unable to share these details.


Womenswear Ready To Wear Designer
| JAMES GAUBERT |
December 2019 – Present | London, United Kingdom

Womenswear RTW designer for luxury brand

‘Amazing job and a pleasure to work with!’ James.


Sustainable Fashion Design Consultant
| RED JASPER |
July – December 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Startup fashion design consulting and pattern cutting for activewear brand


Freelance – Womenswear Dress Designer
| LULA BOUTIQUE LONDON |
May 2017 – October 2019 | London, United Kingdom

Designer of day to evening dresses, as well as creating print designs, CADs and technical packages.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abigail, she Is very knowledgeable In every aspect and Is completely professional. Making sure that the end product Is as exactly as I wanted. I definitely will be working again with Abigail In the future. Thank you.” Sarah


Dress Designer
| TRUE VIOLET |
June – September 2019 | London, United Kingdom

Dress Designer creating multiple collections of day, evening and occasionwear dresses. Along with designs for private clients.


Womenswear Creative Pattern Cutter
| JACQUELINE SEAWRIGHT |
April – September 2019 | London, United Kingdom / Los Angeles

Manual pattern cutting for capsule womenswear collection


Fashion Design Private Tuition
| BRUNSON HOLDINGS |
June – August 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Private tutoring two children at primary school age. Working with the students to enhance their learning across all areas of fashion design through structured lessons. Offering tailored tuition to support individual needs.


Occasionwear Design
| PRIVATE CLIENT |
January 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Working with a private client to design bespoke dresses for several upcoming occasions.

“Professional, approachable and efficient (even when I thought I’d replied and hadn’t!), delivered everything I asked – completely stress-free, thanks Abigail!” Madeleine 


Freelance Creative Consultant and Womenswear Designer
| BY EM |
April 2018 – May 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Design & development for a sustainable womenswear label

“I’ve worked with Abigail for almost a year and am so pleased to have her on our team. She has not only helped us design amazing garments that fit our design ethos perfectly and created excellent patterns but she is also knowledgeable about the sustainability of each design and the impact of different textiles, trimmings and accessories. Abigail’s creative mind and experience in not only design but also production has been a valuable asset in the work we do. Not only do we love her designs – we have also received compliments from our manufacturer on the patterns she has made as they are clear and easy to follow. Alongside her design and production skills, Abigail is also very friendly, easy to communicate with and always timely. I’d highly recommend Abigail to anyone who’s looking for brilliant execution and a true creative mind.” Emilia


Sustainable Fashion Design Consultant
| ETHICAL KIND |
February – March 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Fashion Design, pattern cutting and technical packages for a cruelty free sustainable womenswear label


Consultant and Fashion, Accessories & Print Designer
| LIBERATTI |
August 2015 – March 2019 | Qatar, Middle East

Designed a capsule collection of womenswear tailoring with technical drawings, accessories and scarf prints. As well as startup consulting and development of a brand playbook.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Abigail, she is that rare combination of the full package. Talented, creative, conscientious and reliable. She has exceeded my expectations with the detail and polish of ideas and execution. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” Nicola


Sustainable Fashion Design Consultant 
| ROOT + LAMB |  
December 2018 – January 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Design & development for a sustainable mens loungewear label.


Luxury Uniform Designer
| FASHIONIZER |
November 2018 – January 2019 | London, United Kingdom 

Designed contemporary collections for international luxury hotels. 


Mens / Womenswear Designer
| AFLETE |
January 2018 – Present | London, United Kingdom 

Created capsule collections for fitness influencers


Associate Lecturer | Pattern Cutting
| UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON |
February – May 2018 | Northampton, United Kingdom 

Working with the 3rd year BA (Hons) Fashion degree students on their final collections


Creative Consultant and Womenswear Designer
| ASIL STYLE |
January 2018 – March | London, United Kingdom 

Consulting, design and development of a womenswear collection.


Uniform Designer
| MANWA MAGONA |
February 2018 | London, United Kingdom 

Designed a bespoke airline uniform


Womenswear Designer and Creative Consultant
| JADI DE PIERI |  
September 2017 – February 2018 | London, United Kingdom

Startup consultancy and design of a day dresses and separates collection


Technical Designer & Pattern Cutter
| FLETCH & MILLS |
November 2016 – December 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Developing and pattern cutting a capsule swim and daywear collection across mens, womens & childrenswear.

“Great work as usual – really pleased with end result! A pleasure to work with.” Nicola


Creative consultant and Activewear Designer
| PMUP ACTIVEWEAR |
August – November 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Startup consulting, design and tech packs of a new premium activewear brand.


Technical Menswear Designer
| NYGAARD |
July 2017 | Denmark 

Designed a capsule collection of luxury mens dress shirts with technical packs.

“Excellent work!” Hans


Creative Womenswear Pattern Cutter
| OLOH LONDON |
May 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Creative womenswear pattern cutting for GFW collection.


Womenswear Designer
| LISOU LONDON |
April – May 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Luxury womenswear development and technical packages.


Consultant and Womenswear Designer
| COATHANGER |
April – May 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Consulting and design / development of a womenswear tailoring collection

“It was such a pleasure working with Abigail. She is professional, accommodating and a delight to work with! I can thoroughly recommend.” Suzanne


Womenswear Designer
| VOIR LAB |
March 2016 – April 2017  | London, United Kingdom

Designed and developed a minimalist womenswear collection.

“Amazing!” Anne


Ready to Wear Designer
| ASHLEY ISHAM |
2003 – February 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Full time multi-product designer, developing full ranges for both catwalk, showcasing at London Fashion Week, international shows, selling collections and private clients.  I also worked on more commercial ranges within the brand, including: Draperie by Ashley Isham Exclusively for Robinsons, Tradisi by Ashley Isham and AI by Ashley Isham. As well as menswear and swimwear capsule collections.

“Abigail is a highly conscientious and hardworking individual who had assisted me for many years with the company. Her skill is excellent and she is a team player who excels under pressure. A talented, driven and focused individual who always strive for excellence. Definitely an asset to a fashion brand.” Ashley


Consultant and Womenswear Designer
| QUALDURA |
February – March 2017  | Quebec, Canada

Consulting, design and development of a sustainable womenswear athleisure wear collection.


Sportswear Designer
| JACQUI BUCHANAN |
July 2016 | London, United Kingdom

Created a collection of sportswear designs with technical packs.

“Abigail did a fantastic job on my project! She worked to the brief and delivered wonderful designs and tech specs in quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Abigail and I will be keeping her in mind for future projects.” Jacqui


Menswear Activewear Designer
| ERIC STRANDBERG |
April – May 2016 | London, United Kingdom

Mens designs and tech packs for an activewear collection.

“Very prompt and wonderful to work with.” Eric


Sportswear Designer
| NEOTERICA |
March – May 2016 | Astana, Kazakhstan

Created a collection of sportswear designs with technical packs.

“Great job! Would definitely work with Abigail again!” Valeriya


Womenswear Designer
| KATHERIN GERRARD |
October – November 2015 | London, United Kingdom

Design and product development of a ladies wear capsule collection, including technical packs.

“Abigail was great to work with from beginning to end. Her communication was clear and prompt. The work she produced was a very high standard and it was produced quickly. Any updates were swift and I’m very happy with the end product. Abigail is also very easy to work with and I look forward to working with her in the future.” Katherin


Print Designer
| TOM STRUDWICK |
August 2015 | London, United Kingdom

Created repeat patterns for a sportswear collection

“Brilliant work, a pleasure to deal with” Tom


Technical Product Developer
| C&A |
May 2015 | Dusseldorf, Germany

Technical finishing guides for manufacturers.


Licensed Print Designer
| SOLID LINE PRODUCTS |
July 2013 – June 2015 | London, United Kingdom / San Francisco

Fashion Meets Technology collaboration – licensed a series of designs to Keka Case, available on mobile tech accessories.