In October 2021, after 7 inspiring years, Stimtastic closed up shop. The company - its name a combination of the words stimming and fantastic - had led the way in bringing jewelry and toys that work in congress with various stimming behaviors to a growing audience. Stimtastic's founder, Cynthia Kim, explained, in the most succinct of language, the goal - and spirit - of the company: 'My goal for Stimtastic and for the products we sell is to help adults and teens who stim not just feel comfortable but celebrated.'
When we were designing the Stimm collection, we took inspiration from the groundwork laid by Stimtastic. Not in design style or product focus - we're strong believers that everyone should try and bring something different to the party - but in the realization that we all stim. We all carry a need to self-sooth, in one form or another. And those with stereotypic behavior should be able to engage the world with a little help from purpose-designed jewelry that is perfect for stimming and can be worn with pride and a sense for fashion.
It's a bit sad that Stimm launched after Stimtastic closed doors. It would have been great to engage in conversation, follow the development of Stimtastic's much-loved collections and simply help spread the word. As it stands, we will carry the torch forward with Stimm Jewelry!