White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
Clothing made in the U.S.:
Convinced a market existed for women's outdoor work wear after being unable to find any for her stints instructing for Outward Bound and clearing trails in the Montana wilderness, Sarah Calhoun launched Red Ants Pants five years ago. She was committed to sourcing domestically. "From a business standpoint … the minimums are so much more approachable and the turnaround time is much quicker," she says. Today, Red Ants sells 70 sizes of heavy-duty cotton pants online and from a storefront in a tiny ranching town in rural Montana. Calhoun says revenue increased by 60 percent last year and hopes to double it to around $200,000 this year.