Italia Consultant is a buying office in Florence, Italy. We are professional buyers of Made in Italy, specializing in product sourcing and manufacturing in Italy. Brand name, private brand, private label, OEM.  Italian fashion, jeans, denim, leather goods, home decor, ceramics, stone, tiles, food, wine, industrial.            FAST - RELIABLE - THOROUGH
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PRODUCTION MANAGERS / MANUFACTURING AGENTS

Italia Consultant custom wool and cachemire coat manufacturing made in Italy

Made in Italy Cashmere coats

Italia Consultant custom denim jaens manufacturer Made in Italy 
Made in Italy denim blue jeans
Italia Consultant offers turnkey manufacturing services in Italy.

From your sketches to the finished product.  Full-service manufacturing and production management in Italy.  We are manufacturing agents in Italy and specialize in the manufacture of custom leather handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, shirts, coat, leather jackets, leather gloves, denim blue jeans.  Prototypes, production, quality control, materials, custom hardware, packaging, we do everything.
We can manage your existing suppliers or provide our own.  We have access to the same Italian manufacturers supplying many of the world's top 20 brands.
Our clients are typically established luxury brands with an existing distribution and retail network. 

*All brands in the photos are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are here reproduced with their permission.

Our Clients


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Just a few products that we have recently developed

Made in Italy leather jackets

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Your custom collections will be hand crafted in Italy

Made in Italy shoes

Made in Italy dress shirts

We offer the following manufacturing services in Italy:
 
-Design
-Prototyping
-Quantity production
-Custom hardware manufacturing
-Custom fabrics manufacturing
-Custom packaging manufacturing (dustbags, labels, boxes, tags, tissue paper etc.)
-Quality control
-CITES and other paperwork management
-Detailed cost sheets
-Complete relocation of your current manufacturing
-Production management, contract manufacturing, manufacturing agents, manufacturing and production managers in Italy.


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From sketch, to prototype, to final sample and production

Made in Italy silk scarves

Made in Italy nappa leather gloves

Italia-Consultant.com custom handbag design prototyping in Italy 

First prototypes are made from your sketches through CAD/CAM patterning

This is what we mean by "Hand Made in Italy"

Made in Italy mens suits

Made in Italy leather wallets

Made in Italy luxury hosiery

 

Through our partnership with top local professionals we also offer the following accessory services:

-Design, collection planning with our professional Italian design team.

-Promotion, PR, introduction of product lines to premier distributors in Italy and France

-Corporate identity, brand and logo design, catalogs and brochures design

-Photography, catalogues, website, ecommerce, emarketing, affiliate programs.

-Warehousing, bonded area, pick and pack (your orders are shipped to your clients worldwide directly from Italy, saving the expense of shipping them all to you first).

-Order fulfillment

-Establishment and management of branch company in Italy

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As production managers we can work with you on a full time basis or single task basis.  Similarly our compensation can be arranged according to your needs: on a per collection basis, flat fee, on a task basis, hourly fee, quarterly, commission etc.

Our Clients

We are custom hardware specialists.

So many times we see beautiful and expensive handbags or shoes with cheap standard hardware.  No wonder these products fail to reach good sales target. 

In the tough competition for prominence in the luxury goods world, hardware and materials are increasingly the factors that make a difference. 

We offer expertise in both, to make sure your product will be absolutely outstanding.  Your custom hardware will be made by the famous Italian makers who already serve the world's top 20 brands. Any design can be made, the only limit is your imagination. 

Over 45 different colours of real gold, palladium, nickel, silver platings are available. Your own custom colour shade can be developed as well.  Custom metal brand name plates, custom emblems, custom hinges, custom rings, custom locks, custom buckles, custom magnetic closures, custom zip pullers and all other metallic hardware required in fashion.

Our fine hardware pieces are often obtained one by one from solid metal bars, carefully machined by the most advanced CNC equipment.  Moulding is also employed as well as laser engraving. Single prototypes offered based on your sketches and specifications.  We make hardware in brass, steel, genuine silver, genuine gold,  synthetic materials, hardwood, ebony, bone, horn. Special finishes are available such as enamelled hardware, studded hardware with Swaroski crystals or precious stones and gems.

Fine custom hardware makes your products stand out from the crowd

Custom packaging specialists

Italia Consultant specializes in the development and production of custom packaging for luxury goods. Dustbags / sleeper bags ; custom boxes, custom fabric labels, custom hangtags. For dustbags visit our dedicated website www.sleeperbags.com
Italia Consultant - custom packaging made in Italy, custom dustbags, custom boxes, custom fabric labels made in Italy

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Leather materials specialists

We can work with your own leather or search and recommend our own. Our district in Italy, being home to the world's top luxury brands is rich with fine tanneries and the related industries.  Furthermore, we regularly visit the Italian leather trade shows to always be on top of the lates trends in fine Italian leather materials.  We source calf leather, nappa, suede, nubuk, buffalo leather, barenia leather, vegetable tanned leather, goat leather, cavallino leather, fur.  Custom colours and finishes are available.  Special finishes available such as metallic finish, hand coloured leather,  leather printing, laser patterns on leather, perforated pattern,
Leather and custom linings are our job

We specialize in exotic leathers

such as Nile crocodile leather, American alligator leather, Australian crocodile leather, python leather, lizard leather, ostrich leather, sting ray leather, fur.  Local fine tanneries offer exotic leathers in a vast range of finishes, from suede-like crocodile to hand painted python.  All exotic materials are purchased and processed in full accordance with International CITES laws and regulations.  All finished products for export are CITES certified.   Many of the finest exotic leathers are very hard to get because the available supply is purchased almost entirely by the biggest luxury brands.  We do however have access to good and consistent supplies thanks to our relationship with the tanneries.

We manage CITES certification for export
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We offer contract manufacturing in Italy specializing in leather goods.  
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About new brands /startups

While we work primarily with established brands, we also welcome new brands and startup companies.  Often this means getting very much information across in order to begin production.  Technical information, pricing schemes, fashion schedule, business terms etc.  Now, as this is very time consuming and we are a small brokerage firm, we can only handle a small number of startup projects per year.  Also, not all leather accessories projects are suitable for being Made in Italy.  So please inquire with us with some details about your organization and project and we will get back to you with preliminary feedback.

We also offer consulting for beginning brands covering the following topics:

-scope and viability of project
-pricing and marketing strategy
-financial requirements
-manufacturing aspects, how the Made in Italy industry works,
prototyping, sampling, quantity production, shipping, logistics,
import duties, production scheduling
-collection designs evaluation
-materials: review of  leather and textile materials

-custom hardware, packaging
-things you have to know about exotic leather materials
-showrooms, boutiques, department stores, the Internet.
-Much more knowledge gathered during many years in manufacturing  luxury leather goods.

As you will be investing considerable amounts of time and money in your new project, we strongly recommend consulting with us prior to commencing your new fashion venture. It is in fact only too often that many, if not most, new brands fail for the lack of knowledge of the key elements in the fashion business. (As Murphy says: two years of trial and error will save you one hour of consulting with a professional!)

Contact us for details or to book a consulting session in person or over the telephone 

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NEW! Read our article on the state of the art of the global luxury goods market

Recent clients that we are managing production for:

Christie’s Inc.  (USA-UK) Dustbags
www.christies.com

Polyvore (USA) Dustbags
www.polyvore.com

Morabito Paris (small leather goods)
www.morabito.com

Mia Italia (Australia) Handbags
http://www.miaitalia.com/

Loro Piana (leather goods, custom hardware)
www.loropiana.com

Tom Ford (USA) (Custom hardware, clutches)
www.tomford.com

Jean Paul Gaultier (France) (handbags)
http://www.jeanpaul-gaultier.com/

Derek Lam (USA) custom hardware
www.dereklam.com

UGG (Australia) custom hardware)
www.uggaustralia.com

Akris (CH)  (custom hardware, leather belts)
http://www.akris.ch

Anya Hindmarch (UK), hardware development
http://www.anyahindmarch.com/

Cortiglia (USA)
www.cortiglia.com

Norwegian Wool (USA) Mens cashmere coats
www.norwegian-wool.com.com
 

Passion4Style (CH) handbags
www.passion4style.com

Merci Marie Handbags (USA)

Match Bags (UK) handbags
www.matchbags.com

K Mercurio (USA) handbags
www.kmercurio.com

Mia Borsetta (USA) handbags
http://mia-borsetta.myshopify.com/

Toni Alexandra (South Africa) custom handbags
http://www.frenemy.co.za

Launer (UK)
www.launer.co.uk (custom hardware)

John Hardy (USA) (Leather woven materials)
www.johnhardy.com

Thomas Lyte (UK) (custom hardware)
www.thomaslyte.com

Maison du Posh (The Netherlands, handbag collections)
www.maisonduposh.com

L.K. Bennet (UK) (Handbags, custom hardware)
www.lkbennett.com

Judith Leiber (USA) (custom handbag frames)

Canipelli Firenze (USA) Product development/sourcing
www.canipellifirenze.com

Basta LLC (USA) custom handbags
www.bastabags.com

Christi Lang Designs (USA) custom handbags
http://christilang.com/

Ella Valentine London (UK) custom handbags
http://www.ella-valentine.com/

La Violina (USA) custom handbags
http://site.laviolinabags.com/

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