THE WORLD'S FINEST UNDERWEAR HANDMADE IN SWITZERLAND SINCE 1871
SENSORY EXPERIENCE OF HIGHEST PERFECTION
Excellent materials and finishing
You can feel the quality of the traditional craftsmanship with every touch; manifest evidence of the hard-won expertise that has been handed down over many generations. Sophisticated details and perfect designs offer immediate sensory feedback and guarantee an absolutely exclusive experience when it comes to style and feel.
MATERIALS OF THE FINEST QUALITY
Carrying pleasure in incomparable dimensions
ince 1871 Zimmerli has used only the best and most valuable raw materials. The outstanding properties of pure grège silk, merino wool and cotton with their high-quality natural fibers create an incomparable pampering experience on your skin. The selection of raw materials already embodies the claim of excellence.
Individuality in every detail
Our staff's expertise and passion are combined with attention to every last delicate detail to produce sophisticated designs characterised by a subtle elegance and inimitable feel. Zimmerli regards exceptional handcrafted items as a holistic concept, which goes beyond a pure focus on the product itself. An essential contribution is made by the people who design, cut, sew, inspect and pack these premium products.
Made in Green by Oeko-Tex®
At Zimmerli of Switzerland sustainability is a matter of course. Our philosophy is characterized by a responsible approach to people and the environment. With our in-house production in Mendrisio, our Essentials have been going very short distances for almost 150 years.
Top quality that speaks for itself.
The very first encounter radiates the valuable materials and generations of craftsmanship directly to our skin where all our senses can directly experience the unique quality. Details and cuts that pass through our hands time and again with the utmost attention combine aesthetic and tactile perfection.
Pure forms resist the passage of time...
In times of industrial mass production it is more than ever a special luxury to wear finest fabrics and handmade lingerie. Just as rare and often sought after in vain are the pieces that remain. Time passes, trends come and go, but only few survive the initial enthusiasm. Zimmerli frees itself from short-termism and produces classics that do not age. Seat, shape, fabric and look keep what they promise from the very first encounter.
From the early beginnings to a global success story
The year is 1871 and businessman Johann Jakob Zimmerli sends his wife, Pauline, to Basel to learn how to operate the recently invented knitting machine and bring her expertise back home with her. This was the impetus for the future success of this family-run company and its outstanding products. Pauline Zimmerli recruited her first employees and, in 1874, she developed the 2-needle knitting machine. Her discovery revolutionised the production of ribbed fabrics and underwear.ZIMMERLI HISTORY