who we are

As a company, two lives is a purpose-led brand as well as a consultancy delivering projects for clients that span from ideation, design, product development, sourcing, production coordination, supply chain management to manufacturing.

As a team Tina and Niklas draw on their respective and diverse expertise, combining big corporate insight with creative thinking, agility and curiosity. Their dual approach allows them to explore different perspectives and viewpoints of every scenario and to question the status quo in order to come up with inventive solutions to new and existing problems. They rely on their extensive network for feedback, co-creation and to always challenge their assumptions.

Let’s replace fear of the unknown with curiosity!

  • Tina Lilienthal

    As a fellow of the Higher Education Academy Tina has an extensive academic background and is currently involved in the development of executive education at the London College of Fashion providing innovative programmes linking professional practice with the development of human skills such as creativity, team building and communication. She also reviews and validates MA courses in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management and acts as an external examiner at BCU. As an entrepreneur, she has set up an award-winning fashion jewellery business running collaborations with global brands such as Paul Smith, Anthropologie and The British Museum.

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  • Niklas Vila Karpe

    Having worked for a vast array of international companies such as Levi’s, Allsaints, DC Shoe Co., Quiksilver, Timberland and Abercrombie & Fitch, Niklas has an in-depth understanding of the industry and the technicalities of the corporate world. His expertise lies in design, creative direction, brand strategy, trend analysis, sourcing, product development, and project management. With a passion for brand building, he has an understanding of what the journey of building a start-up into a large organisation entails – a clear vision, mission and putting systems in place to enable scalability and growth.

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  • With the support of:

    London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London – Business Growth Programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2020

    University of Cambridge – Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Sustainability Innovation for Fashion Designers (European Regional Development Fund) 2020

    British Library – Innovating for Growth (European Regional Development Fund) 2021

    Department for International Trade (DIT) – Internationalisation Fund Programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2021

    University of Cambridge – Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Accelerator to Net Zero programme (European Regional Development Fund) 2022

    UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Innovate UK Edge – Tailored Innovation Growth Support (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 2023/24