About

Entrust your fashion design needs to Manda Epton,
where creativity meets professionalism.

Manda Epton is a seasoned freelance fashion and textile designer, whose journey began with an extensive design education at Ravensbourne University London, where she earned her BA (Hons) degree in Fashion and Textiles. 

Drawing from over 30 years of industry experience since her relocation to Australia, Manda has become known for her hard work and dedication in the Australian fashion landscape. Her diverse portfolio encompasses collaborations with renowned global brands such as Lee Cooper, Mambo, Mattel, Disney, MGA, EOne, and Warner Brothers, alongside local Australian labels like Wavezone, Piping Hot, Seduce, Autograph, and Emerson.

Specialising in multiple design principals, including accessories, sleepwear, activewear, childrenswear and knitwear – Manda’s versatility as a freelancer extends beyond traditional boundaries.

With a keen eye for trends and a knack for identifying upcoming trends, she not only designs but also delves into trend research, creating mood boards, and providing invaluable insights into the ever-evolving retail landscape.

Manda’s expertise extends to printed textile designs, artwork preparation for printing, and print placements and graphics. Her proficiency in product development ensures a seamless collaboration with offshore factories. From sourcing materials to coordinating manufacturing processes, Manda’s commitment to quality and service shines through in every project she undertakes.

Manda’s passion is sustainable textiles. She founded brand Maud N Lil Organic Cotton in the 90s and has helped many companies source organic and other eco fabrics.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Design, Fashion + Textiles – Ravensbourne College of Design, London
  • BTEC HNC Fashion Design – Croydon College, London Foundation
  • Certificate Fine Art + Design – Cambridge University of the Arts
  • Fluent in Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator
  • Proficient in WordPress + All Microsoft Office software + SAP
  • Experience in website design

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