The Washington region is not known as a hub for manufacturing, but these companies have found that making things here is a viable business model.
Sundog Productions began as a humble tie-dye shop that its founder launched from his parents' garage. Today, the company's Fairfax manufacturing plant spans 40,000 feet and ships about 1.2 million units of clothing a year. Here, Alexandra Devlin applies colored dyes on a row of T-shirts. Jeffrey MacMillan/For The Washington Post Buy Photo