Why is our apparel brand named Zimtstern? Zimtsterne (english: cinnamon stars) are traditional christmas cookies and have their origin in Southwest Germany and Switzerland. And besides all performance, technology and sustainability aspects, we like the idea that the use of Zimtstern products is like a treat to indulge yourself with – just like the cookies. We want you guys to have good times with our product outdoors and that you can enjoy the mountains and eventually… that you look great on the trail, the deep snow slope or in a café. This is how it used to be in the early days of Zimtstern and still is nowadays.
ALPINE ICON & MADE FOR FRIENDS
The iconic design with special details and innovative features made an imprint and the Zimtstern business grew rapidly.
High quality, iconic design, seasonal stories, creative graphics, surprising details and the consequent selection of the eco – friendliest materials made the Zimtstern customer base grow bigger and bigger. Zimtstern became a love brand in the action sports and sports lifestyle segment. ISPO Awards were earned in 2008 and 2010.
The Swiss mountains offered a perfect testing area for snowboarding and other younger sports activities like mountain biking, skateboarding etc. And so, a new icon was created that combined the shape of a mountain with the letter „Z“ and the star- dot on the „i“ in the Zimtstern wordmark.
Soon Zimtstern products were sold beyond the Swiss boarder in Germany, Austria, Italy, Benelux, Spain, UK, Canada and Japan.
Sports whether in winter or summer time are somewhat special, but when it comes to garments, the requirements are fairly high, yet not that different.
If you are going up or down the mountain on skis or bikes, if you are carving your lines in the powder on a board or if you are cruising through the woods or through the city on a bike, your outfit should…
Protect you from weather and keep you dry and warm
Be compatible for layering combinations to adapt to conditions.
Be made for movement and stretch in all directions
Have good breathability wicking moisture away and drying fast.
Has anti-odor textile finish
Be comfortable with a soft touch
Durable and resilient to the usual scratches and bruises
Offer the storage solutions you need.
Make you look good
Must be eco-friendly
Okay, that’s quite a lot, but wouldn’t it be cool, if you had garments, that perform decently for all your sports activities – from the top of the mountain to the center of the city?
Zimtstern‘s three points of major importance:
The Zimtstern Design is simplistic, but with surprising smart details and casual look.
PERFORMANCE and QUALITY
Our products must perform optimally even in extreme conditions. Therefore, we use only materials with the best functional properties and craft them in a way ensuring you can enjoy them for a long time.
We don’t want to just put some green labels on our product in order to appear „green“. Actually, we have concentrated all our production in one facility, where we can be really sure and personally audit that production meets or exceeds the highest quality and social standards and that the production of our product is not polluting the environment in any way. The certification for ecological standards is our key criteria in selecting fabrics for our products.