This Womens wear label is created by Tanja Glissmann. "I studied fashion design in Hamburg and London and worked for companies like Alexander McQueen and Lala Berlin before founding BLACK VELVET CIRCUS in 2014. I am also working as a freelance holistic trend consultant"              





Here at BLACK VELVET CIRCUS, I work with textile craftsmanship to explore sustainability and beauty in design. A lot of love, joy and everything fun from the past and the future flows into my textiles. I am motivated to bring a holistic beauty to the world that feels good and encourages my clients' self-expression.

SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN: After 8 years of experience in the field of sustainability, I can say that the most sustainable piece is one that is made with love and care. That is why I have made it my mission to combine old handicraft techniques such as embroidery, patchwork, felting and weaving with new design. A piece that has been made with so much love is rarely thrown away, but passed on or resold.

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRODUCTION: My pieces are on demand one of a kind pieces that are produced in small quantities.I believe in a future with many thriving small and medium sized businesses. One way to make this a reality is to be responsible and efficient with our resources.


SUSTAINABILITY FUTURE: I believe that a change towards a sustainable future requires a change in ourselves. This change is very individual and can not always be described in words. I believe that the result is characterized by self-responsibility and sovereignty within thriving regional and sustainable communites and that we all work towards this goal in one way or another. Towards a future in balance with ourselves and thereby quite naturally in a loving relationship with nature. So let's relax, create and don't be so hard on each other. Love Tanja

"For me, sustainability is the ability to regenerate from within oneself." Tanja Glissmann