„I am fascinated by the creative possibilities, using fabrics, leather, colours and prints enabling me to tell stories and therefore create my collection. I receive my inspiration every single day through the small and big events in my immediate surrounding and the many impressions during my travels around the world. My designs are pure, uncomplicated and modern. Referring to current topics I transfer my impressions with a clear standard of design in mind. Every peace develops its own sensuality by interacting with pattern, material and colouring. It is most important to me to produce long living and fair produced products for my clients.”

Tanja Klein designer kleinbasel by Tanja Klein


Our innovation is based on a universal understanding of design, classic craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our design culture is the attitude we take as a label towards our customers, partners, employees and producers. We design the framework in such a way that the creativity and innovation of all employees is promoted and made usable.

Since 2001, Tanja Klein creates timeless, feminine clothing collections, leather bags and accessories under the brand “kleinbasel by Tanja Klein”. Custom made of exquisite and natural materials, the modern urban woman will find specific favourite items to wear or use every day or at any event. At kleinbasel by Tanja Klein men will find the desired matching leather bag and got to basics.

Tanja Klein lives and works in Basel. Together with a small team she designs and develops her kleinbasel collection at her atelier. The design of Tanja Klein is based on an universal design understanding, classical hand craft and her love for detail.

As for the production, Klein values her cooperation with small Swiss and European manufacturers.

The entire leather bag collection of kleinbasel by Tanja Klein is produced 100% in Switzerland. The materials come from elected Swiss and European suppliers. While selecting the materials a high requirement of functionality and quality of the product is kept foremost in mind. Traditional craft, quality and style are combined.

We stand for a long term and fair Partnership with all our Manufactures. The small Productions do not know any kind of unfair salary dumping or other unsocial behavor.

The clothing, leatherbags and accessories of kleinbasel are available in our own Flagshipstore in Basel as well as in selected shops in Switzerland (see Stores or Contact).

More Information can be found here: Stores or Contact

Guides Tours through the studio:
Would you like to take a look behind the scenes and chat with us?
If you want to know more about the creation of a collection up to small series, we offer you or your friends / club or company a visit to the studio and the shop. Up to 15-20 People.
Just write us a email for more information at info@kleinbasel.net