SIDFACTOR, established in 2001, is a creative firm based in Boulder, Colorado that specializes in product strategy, design, development and sourcing. We focus on all aspects of technical apparel, sportswear, equipment and softgoods product.

We typically have multi-year relationships with clients that range from new brands to fortune 100 companies. We are known for delivering brand appropriate, customer driven, commercial product solutions. 

The service menu (below) covers the typical client engagements. 


We know tactical product planning - by bringing organizational unity and foresight to the product strategy planning process. 

  • Product Innovation Processes
  • Brand Category Audits & Discovery
  • Brand Creation
  • Customer, Competitor & Distribution Analysis
  • Marco - Trend
  • Brand & Product Positioning
  • Product Segmentation
  • Multi-year Product Road-maps
  • Range Planning
  • Visual Line Plans


We know product creation - by creating unique commercial product collections for our client’s desired brand position.

  • Product Trend Analysis
  • Product Concepts & Theme Building
  • Color Forecasting & Color Palette Creation
  • Materials Selection
  • Identity Systems
  • Logo & Trim Design
  • Illustrations
  • Renderings
  • Merchandising Sets


We know how to make product - by providing technical solutions tailored to our client’s suppliers and factories.

  • Technical Packs
  • BOM Creation
  • Size & Grading Specifications
  • Global Mill & Factory Recommendations
  • Mill & Factory Communications
  • Fabric Selection & Testing Protocols
  • Lab Dipping & Color Approvals
  • Logo & Trim Development
  • Prototype Evaluations
  • Pre-costing & Cost Engineering


We know where to make product - by developing and building a network of factories and mills over the last 25 years. 

  • Factory Evaluation & Selection
  • Mill Research & Evaluation
  • Vendor Compliance
  • Cost Negotiations
  • Sales Sample Production
  • Pre-production Sampling
  • Commercialization
  • Product Management
  • QA/QC Document Preparation