Emily Tan


Hourly Consulting

Emily Tan

Creative Director of 1800 Gallons, University Lecturer and Freelance Designer/Pattern Cutter

Current Location

London, UK

Emily is available for hourly consulting only

I am a London based designer and maker currently located in London. I have founded and run my own sustainable denim brand 1800 Gallons and also lecture permanently at Kingston University on the Fashion pathway of the Art & Design Foundation course. Additionally I provide freelance services to industry within design, pattern cutting, tech packs and small scale manufacture. I currently operate from my studio in Brixton and can work here or within London based studios. My passion is ethical and slow fashion and I also love creative cutting projects.

  • Brands Emily has worked with
    • 1800 Gallons
    • Kingston University
    • Shonamac.com
    • Marc Jacobs
    • Chalayan
    • PREEN by Thornton Bregazzi
    • CELINE
  • Emily's past titles
    • Creative Director
    • Lecturer
    • General Manager
    • Sales Associate
    • Studio Assistant
    • Intern
    • Intern
    • Assistant Designer
    • Intern
    • Intern
    • Personal Assistant To Chief Executive Officer
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Part-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting

Creative Director & Founder

1800 Gallons

Sep 2019 - Now

‣ Sustainable fashion brand focusing on ethically manufactured Ready-to-wear constructed in deadstock and vintage denim. Launched in LFW SS20. ‣ Responsible for all collection development, financials,...

Fashion Lecturer

Kingston University

Sep 2021 - Now

Permanent lecturer for the Fashion pathway on the Art & Design Foundation course.
Bi-weekly tutor with curriculum, pastoral and admin duties.

General Manager


Nov 2018 - Sep 2021

‣ Internal promotion to Manager position, directly reporting to CEO and managing all other employees and interns ‣ Working on both the e-commerce and physical retails sides of the company, balancing s...

E-commerce/Sales Assistant


Jun 2017 - Oct 2018

‣ Listing and photographing all incoming stock for e-commerce channels, organising and styling photographic content for website, visual merchandising in physical retail space and communication between...

Sample Room Intern

Marc Jacobs

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

•Assisting the sample room with Resort 17 production and SS17 RTW womenswear collections
•Preparing trim packages, copying patterns, liaising with factories, assisting with embroideries and hand sewin...

  • Sewing


  • Pattern Drafting


  • Fashion Design


  • Draping


  • Tech Packs


  • Mood Boards






University of Westminster

Fashion BA (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts

2013 to 2017

Kingston University

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Distinction

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Distinction

2012 to 2013

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