Innovation Concept Specialists
ICA (Innovative Concepts Associates) was founded in 1986. Created to address the needs of retailers and manufacturers with a special emphasis in private label, ICA has provided consulting services for the full product-development lifecycle from inception to final sales with a special emphasis in R&D.
In 1988, ICA established a Manhattan showroom/design studio with hand-knitting machines and looms, providing a unique showroom/studio experience that enabled clients to brainstorm creative ideas and see results within several hours. Resembling Chinese sampling facilities, the studio kept thousands of pounds of yarn on hand in every fiber, color, and count to create luxurious swatches and stunning garments. Since its inception, it has helped create and sponsor groundbreaking programs and products within diverse markets and lines of business.