Product Development

Using our wide-ranging experience in product development, we designate or source suitable factories to develop samples. The level of product development can vary from inspirational development to detailed designs and technical specifications. We then establish time and action calendars, as well as manage the sample development process and communications.

Technical Services

At ISL Ltd., we have a skilled team of Technical Designers who ensure that our customers’ fit requirements are fully met.

All of our Technical Designers are experienced patternmakers covering the whole range and spectrum of Softlines and Footwear products that are sourced and produced.

We also have an experienced team of color experts with superior discrimination certifications for both digital and visual assessment. Additionally, the ISL Color Team is a group of textiles experts, who are experienced not only in the technical aspect of dyeing and printing, but also trained to have a comprehensive understanding of a Designer’s aesthetics and a Buyer’s practical needs applied in the daily decision making.

Buying Services

ISL Ltd. can provide our clients with solutions for all of their sourcing and purchasing needs. We take pride in keeping our services flexible in order to customize the right solution for each customer.

We leverage our factory relationships to ensure we are receiving the best pricing for all of our clients, but maintain strict confidentiality on all of our customers’ proprietary information.

Our merchandising teams will manage the order placement and coordinate and track the key checkpoints throughout production to ensure on-time delivery.

Social Compliance

We have a dedicated team of Human Rights and Legal Compliance professionals. Their sole focus and responsibility is to validate that each of the factories we use are compliant for all legal and safety regulations in accordance with each country’s laws.

We have a very thorough factory audit process in place with reviews renewed at minimum every year. Orders are only placed at factories approved by our Compliance Team. Factories not meeting our strict criteria are not used by our Sourcing Teams.


We have 3 dedicated Testing Laboratory teams: Softlines, Hardlines, and Footwear. We have an in-house laboratory located in our Hong Kong office, which services softlines and hardlines, and a remote laboratory for footwear products. Our testing laboratory teams also monitor the testing performance of 3rd party laboratories. We can follow customers’ existing testing protocols or help our clients develop testing protocols based on the laws of the country where the goods will be sold.


We have over 200 ISL Inspectors located across 20 countries servicing all of our product categories. Each inspector is trained for the product categories they service and have years of expertise. Product Inspections can be conducted at various stages of manufacturing: Pre-Production, In Process, and Final Inspection. Our inspectors can work based on our customer’s existing inspection protocols or help them develop QA inspection protocols based on their needs.


Our Packaging team associates are experts in sourcing and developing all of your packaging needs, from simple tags and labels, to complex items like shipper displays and specialty print bags. Our team is always at the forefront of innovation.

We also have protective packaging engineering capabilities for large or fragile items.


Our Logistics and Transportation team is in charge of the annual coordination of over 60,000 containers from more than 30 countries handling over 45,000 Bills of Lading.

We have decades of experience in the coordination of shipping freight by boat, airplane, truck and rail. We work with some of the largest carriers and freight forwarders in the world.