With the high-end DLX-line Zimtstern convinced the jury in the category „Textile“. The focus of the award is the subject of sustainability. Not only the product was judged, but the whole corporate philosophy was evaluated.
For Zimtstern the award stands for the appreciation of the engagement in sustainable production and at the same time as a stimulation to itensify this engagement in the future. We all live for snowboarding and therefore it’s a matter of course to think about the global warming and the possible effects on winter sports and to act consciously.
Whenever possible we come to work by bike or public transports instead of sitting in the car, separate waste, we print on FSC-paper and we use cartons not just once etc. Due to the co-operation with the bluesign technologies ag, whose standard controls the entire producing process based on the EHS-criteria (environment, health, safety), Zimtstern set a mark in developing and producing sustainable snowboard wear. In winter 08/09 Zimtstern was the first-ever snowboard brand to present bluesign®-certified technical outerwear.
Since this first milestone Zimtstern didn’t just relax. Insistently we tried to motivate more suppliers to join the party. The most important bluesign®-member arranged by Zimtstern is Sympatex. Zimtstern applies the bluesign®-certified Sympatex-Membrane for all the styles of the Fall/Winter 09/10 collection’s DLX-line.
Thomas Meyer, founder and owner of Zimtstern: „The nomination to the SportsDesign Award 2008 „EcoDesign“ in the category Apparel prodded us to go for the win this year. The whole company is pleased about the award
and that we are understood as young brand, leading the way of sustainable action to the new generation of snowboarding by living it. We thank our partners bluesign technologies ag and Sympatex for the valuable co-operations.“
Zimtstern Snowboard Pro Team Rider Reto Kestenholz: „The DLX-line makes it possible for environmentally conscious riders to optimise their own energy balance without dispensing style, function and quality. Like that I am able to enjoy my exeptional adventures in the mountains with a clear conscience even more.”