Zimmerli was founded in 1871 by Pauline Zimmerli Bäurlin who prodoced premium hosiery. In fact, the ambitious young woman invented the two-needle knitting machine which allowed her to create lightweight ribbed designs. This, in turn, launched an entire new industry in ribbed underwear. Pauline's spirit of craftsmanship and invention still drives the company today. Zimmerli continues to manufacture the world's highest quality undergarments.