"Do all things with love."
- Og Mandino
We embrace your creativity and give shoe companies the opportunity to pursue the dream of creating your unique piece by applying the art of Italian craftsmanship.
ISM is a 100% Italy based luxury boutique manufacturer, specialized on high-quality footwear and handbags.
Originating from Le Marche, a historical region famous for leather craft and shoemaking, the ISM team embraces three decades of Italian artisans’ knowledge, mastery, dedication and passion to deliver the best Italian manufacturing to a niche upscale market.
We provide design, development, prototyping and manufacturing solutions for handbag & shoe companies, international brands, individual designers and fashion start-ups.
Why Choose Us
Helpful team based in Marche region
Put an exquisite design on the market by getting assistance from our Italy based creative team.
Receive expert guidance to avoid common pitfalls of shoe companies and strategy mistakes while starting your own shoe or handbag line.
ISM is based in Le Marche, Italy, a region overlooking rolling valleys and boasting more than 3,000 footwear suppliers, manufacturers, shoe companies, artisans, workshops and tanneries.
The ISM team is a collective of specialists in footwear and handbags design, sourcing, production and management. Our highly experienced traditional & contemporary craftspeople, designers, consultants and technicians for generations have been delivering the best of Italian manufacturing to the global market. Our roots are the representation of the industrial skills and passionate drive we have to make things happen.
Meet our front office members who will help you bring your ideas to life:
Senior PM & General Manager
She worked as QC manager for collections of international brands such as Zegna, Scervino, Icicle, Alaïa, Attico and MiuMiu. She joined the ISM team in 2017 and since then gained invaluable experience managing the production of countless fashion brands and shoe companies, from startups to luxury labels, working directly and closely with artisans, craftsmen, workshops, factories and material suppliers, at the same time managing the overall production process, liaising and advising designers and brand’s Product managers. In her life, Valentina loves long mountain treks and being in touch with nature; she’s also inseparable from her pets.
Alessia’s client portfolio includes both, start ups and well-established luxury brands, which makes her very knowledgeable in managing different types of projects and getting “on the same page” with the clients very quickly. She is also an expert on material sourcing, covering both leathers and sustainable materials such as vegan fibres and vegetable tanned leather. In her life, Alessia is an excellent skier and would never miss a chance to spend a few days in the Alps.
Maria Giulia Pasquini
Having always been enjoying exposure to the international environment, Maria Giulia started her career as an interpreter at the biggest footwear fair in Milan (MICAM), where she developed her passion for the world of fashion. To learn more about the fashion industry, she did an internship at a Italian jewellery manufacturer where she was working closely with the foreign customer base.
She joined the ISM team in 2020 to continue her journey in the fashion environment. Her knowledge of languages and foreign cultures helped her to quickly get involved into the numerous projects and to successfully manage them. In her life, MG loves to travel and pick up a new language or a cooking recipe as souvenirs. She is also a professional cinema and theater “goer” and would never miss a new movie or a play coming out.
Lead artisan and paper pattern guru
After having gained a lot of experience, he decided to start his own prototyping and sampling workshop at his family handbag & shoe factory. In 2014 he joined the ISM team to become the lead artisan, bringing all his paper pattern experience to help our customers make even the most extravagant ideas come true. In his life, Gianluca enjoys playing tennis, football and…playstation.