The Brand Behind the Brand

Discover more about our Performance

Kerry Brozyna

V P & General Manager Leathers

— ISA has been a strong partner for the Wolverine portfolio, offering innovative leather products and trend appropriate colors. The ISA team is professional, competitive and works hard to ensure our brands get the leather products we need, when we need them.

Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®.

Timberland, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, is a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors and their time in it. Timberland markets products under the Timberland®, Timberland PRO®, and Timberland Boot Company® brands, all of which offer quality workmanship and detailing and are built to withstand the elements of nature.

Robert Skorvanek

Senior VP of Product Development

— What do we like best about ISA Tan Tec?

In todays market place customers and their vendors must have a true partnership for a strong, long lasting and profitable relationship. ISA treats its customers as true partners.
In every aspect of their business their attention to detail and passion shows. Name any department and you can find the same level of dedication to manufacturing the best product possible. Making sure they are delivering not only a high quality product, but also as the customer needs and wants it. That is a critical point that’s lost upon many suppliers today, but not ISA.

ISA can be counted on as a true partner, no matter what the situation.

Cathryn Widdowson

Global Materials Manager

— ISA is one of the leading tanneries in pushing the industry to the highest achievable levels, in terms of environmental considerations & sustainability . This is important for Clarks to have suppliers like ISA and to know that these crucial things are being taken care of – it makes our job easier! They have therefore, earned their rightful place as one of our key group of leather suppliers. They are professional in their approach, have a good range of leathers and the global reach necessary for a brand like Clarks. They are responsive and open to our ideas and new ways of working that increase business flexibility that is mutually beneficial and this makes them easy to work with.  They give us the guarantees necessary in today’s leather world – we feel we are in safe hands by working with them.

Nikolai Christensen

VP Product

—  Working with ISA have been a great experience – they are again and again bringing new ideas and concepts to life. A true partner, who have understood how to stay relevant among tough and fierce competition.

They are constantly pushing forwards into areas most other tanneries wouldn’t go… This is why they remain successful.

John Ludemann

Director of Design and Development

— The partnership between LaCrosse Footwear (Danner Boots) and ISA TanTec is built around mutual respect and understanding that the highest quality leather translates into the highest quality finished goods. Whether you’re sourcing product from overseas, or producing here in the US. Their LITE philosophy ensures minimal environmental impact, resulting in the highest quality premium leather. The fact that the leather produced in one of their Asian tanneries is made in the identical way that the leather is tanned in their new US facility (Mississippi TanTec), insures the highest quality andconsistency possible. Our companies are nicely aligned in this way.

Sal Agati

Executive VP Design&Global Sourcing

— At the Dansko Company our primary responsibility is maintaining the integrity of our product through the manufacturing process and in the use high quality raw materials primarily leather. We have had a long term relationship with the ISA team and our growth with them has been the byproduct of a true partnership of sharing information about our direction during the product development phase and a clear understanding of our shoemaking processes during the manufacturing phase.

The ISA team clearly understands that to work with premium brands the quality of your communication and response to issues is as important as the quality of your product. Dansko is happy to have ISA as a valued vendor and partner in our business.

David Stuempfig

Manager – Footwear Development

—  I have been working with ISA TanTec just over 5 years and I can honestly say it has been one fantastic experience after another.  They continually provide the highest quality, beautiful leathers at competitive prices.  Their customer support is top notch and I know if I am ever in a pinch and need a favor that the team at ISA is there for me!

Scott Labbe

VP Sourcing Lifestyle Group

— ISA has been an innovative leather supplier for WWW/Sperry for a long period of time. Their diversification between Asia and Western Hemisphere aligns with our Global Sourcing Strategy allowing ISA to be a leader of choice for our branded and sourcing portfolio. Customer Service is second to none and WWW/Sperry are proud to have ISA as part of our core product line.

Andy Tate

Footwear Development Director

— When looking for a partner in today’s material world, ISA not only provides excellent product quality but a mindful sustainability agenda that is extremely important to the North Face. We are glad to call ISA a partner and with all good partnerships we find ISA not only listens too, but also acts upon our request to the best of their ability. It’s clear that have a passion and dedication to their customers to be the best partner…

Jennifer Carlow

Director of Materials

— ISA is a true leader in the industry, consistently providing great customer service, and on time deliveries. Rockport supports their LITE (Low Impact To the Environment) philosophy. This concept reduces the carbon footprint, resulting in sustainable and eco-friendly products. Their thoughtful approach minimizes water and electricity consumption, impacting our environment and products in a positive way. Rockport is proud to partner with ISA as we support their effort and dedication toward protecting our world.

Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan began Cole Haan in 1928, resolving to make good goods and nothing but good goods. Shaped by over a century of craftsmanship, innovation and style, the Cole Haan collection offers something for everyone: premium footwear, accessories and outerwear for men and women.

ROCKY Boots® is a world leader in rugged outdoor and occupational footwear. Nearly 3,000 retail and catalog outlets carry ROCKY footwear. The ROCKY goal to provide quality outdoor footwear has not changed since the doors opened 80 years ago.

GEOX is the premier Italian footwear brand known for its invention of the “shoe that breathes”. GEOX created a cult-like following in more than 100 countries with its breathable technology and stylish Italian design.

Camper Together is a model of collaboration between Camper and leading designers to create exclusive products and outstanding stores. Together responds to a new international reality that requires the capacity to integrate through design, different cultures and creative know-how into a single project together with and organization capable of communicating and distributing unique initiatives to a select global marketplace.

Dr. Martens is a British footwear and clothing brand, which also makes a range of accessories-shoe care products, clothing, luggage, etc. In addition to Dr. Martens, they are also commonly known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, Docs or DMs. The footwear is distinguished by its air-cushioned sole or dubbed Bouncing Soles, upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching.

Our Team

Young, energetic with a united spirit, our team of management bring insightfrom all over the globe.  Each brings an expertise from their own arenas, orchestrated by visionary leaders. Unwilling to settle in the comfort of the present, this dedicated team strives for excellence in our future.

Tiago Horn

Tiago Horn / COO Asia:

Through thousands of years leather making has gone hand in hand with mankind history.

Here we are, year 2016! ISA TanTec, three countries united over this art, passion and love for leather making.

Leather is our life!

Ann Lee

Personal Assistant to CEO

ISA is a great company for creative minds to apply their skills and knowledge, it lets your talent prosper by providing a positive working environment. I am happy to be a part of the ISA family where I have been able to develop myself both professionally and personally.

Ronda de Bie

Director of Sales and Product Development – Based in USA

I am so proud to work for a company like ISA TanTec. We are lucky to have such a strong, cohesive team that truly enjoys working together. It is a very fun environment! The best part of my job is working on new products with our talented Research and Development team. Bringing those beautiful new leathers to our customers and to the marketplace.

ISA TanTec was founded in 1995 as a German invested company and currently has 3 ultra-modern tanneries located in the USA, Vietnam and China. In 2016, Navis Capital Partners co-invested with ISA as a strategic partner to support the further growth ambitions of ISA TanTec.
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