"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."

- Chris Grosser

START A SHOE LINE

Starting a shoe line is exciting and challenging. ISM assists both new and established brands in this journey through the execution of 6 phases.

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    Project Analysis

    Great partnerships come with mutual understanding. An initial assessment is essential to create the best solution for your project.

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  • For start-ups, a brand presentation and business plan are vital for us to learn more about your company, product ideas, target market and budgets. The first step is to book a 1-hour session with our expert, so we can look into the details of your project, provide feedback and advise the best way to proceed.

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    Design

    Turn your creative concepts into professional designs, or proceed to prototyping if you have production-ready designs with tech packs.

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  • The ISM Design Team provides style interpretations and design proposals based on your ideas, moodboards, objectives and target market, before coming up with design tech packs ready for prototyping.

    This phase can be omitted if you are a designer, or already have an in-house design team who can provide professional sketches and detailed tech packs (including materials, shoe components, measurements etc.).

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    Prototyping & Sampling

    Bring your designs to life. Create prototypes and sample products used as a blueprint for your production order.

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  • Prototyping is an indispensable step for final production. The process includes material sourcing, shoe last development, heel and sole making, creation of custom moulds for hardware and rubber soles, paper pattern making, embellishments and embroidery creation, 3D relief logos etc.

    Samples produced can also be used to show buyers at trade shows and runways, or direct to consumers on your sales channels for pre-order.

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    Production & Packaging

    Our core production infrastructure merges traditional know-how and modern set-up to meet top manufacturing standards.

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  • Our manufacturing infrastructure consists of various specialized facilities for different demands and covers extensive product categories from exquisite runway styles to casual shoes and sneakers for men and women.

    Custom packaging is also offered to complete your collection.

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    Quality Control

    Choose from different QC options, from free-of-charge spot checks, to detailed inspection, fit-tests, packaging checks etc. Find out more via FAQ page.

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    Logistics & Shipping

    We partner with established freight forwarders to provide holistic shipping options to complete your order.

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  • ISM takes care of shipment packaging ready for international freight, and assistance on documentation that may be required for Customs clearance process. Shipping destinations cover major locations worldwide. Logistics insurance is also offered as an option.

WHAT WE NEED

For Phase
1

Brand presentation

For Phase
2

Moodboards
Sketches
Design concepts

For Phase
3

Phase 2 outcome
or
Your tech packs

 
For Phase
4

Sample approval
Size runs

For Phase
5

Preferred quality control
option

For Phase
6

Preferred shipping
option

WHAT WE DELIVER

In Phase
1

Assessment
&
Project plan

In Phase
2

Professional sketches, ready
for prototyping

In Phase
3

Prototypes
&
Samples

 
In Phase
4

Final products at the
factory

In Phase
5

Products that are quality
checked

In Phase
6

Goods shipped door-to-
door or at nearest port/
airport

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Consulting
Services

Speak with one of our experts to receive professional guidance on your project, designs, manufacturing aspects as well as brand strategy.

320€ per hour
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Photo & Video
Services

Professional photo shoot and video services, including that of manufacturing processes, to cater to your marketing needs.

from 500€
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TAKE THE FIRST STEP

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