Custom Hardware

Custom Hardware Manufacturing

IAS can manufacture custom hardware products to meet your exact specifications.

IAS produces quality low lead Brass and Zinc hardware for handbags, belts, purses, accessories, luggage, and leather goods. You can purchase directly from our in-stock program, or we can custom manufacture hardware in any style, shape, or size. Nearly all of our hardware is manufactured at our factory in China where we are capable of handling large scale production for international brands, to small boutiques. We can work with technical specifications, drawings, models or existing/revised pieces to develop your product.


Our 71+ years of experience gives us the ability to advise on construction methods, provide alternative design ideas, and utilize a wealth of manufacturing knowledge to develop your hardware. We take you every step of the way from design to delivery.

Manufacturing Details

  • Factory: Most items are manufactured in our China factory.
  • Materials: IAS manufactures in low lead Brass, Zinc, Stainless Steel, Iron, and other metals.
  • Minimums: Typically 1,500+ pcs per item, but will vary based on design.
  • Methods of Manufacturing: Sand casting, die casting, forging, loss wax, CNC, wire forming, lathe, stamping, and more.
  • Prices: Prices, minimums and mold fees will be quoted.
  • Production lead-time: Standard lead-time for production is 6 weeks.
  • Shipping: Ocean shipping to Massachusetts is included in product cost (FOB Massachusetts). Ocean to Massachusetts shipments occur every 3 weeks and ocean transit time is approximately 6 weeks. If you require your order to be shipped via air or direct to an alternate location, you will be quoted separately. International Advisory Service can drop ship worldwide.

The Process of Custom Hardware Development

  • 1. Drawings, samples, CAD files, or technical specifications will need to be available to start the development process.
  • 2. These specs are sent to our development team for review and advisement on construction methods, price, minimum requirement and any mold fees.
  • 3. Based on communication with the customer, our factory will provide a 3D sketch with measurements that we use to print a plastic sample for customers approval (takes 1-2 days to print the plastic).
  • 4. Once the customer approves the plastic sample, we will begin the metal sampling process, which takes about 2 weeks to deliver.
  • 5. When the metal sample is approved, production begins.
  • 6. Production takes approximately 6 weeks and then the items are drop shipped worldwide.
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