Made In Washington

French Girl built its niche by providing consumers a beauty fix

The pearl of the Hama Hama Co. is its Hood Canal oyster farm

A skilled craftsman sands the “spine” of the blade to remove laser-cutting marks

Washington manufacturer excels at craftsmanship and on being super knife guys

Washington state's Talking Rain beverage company

The Preston plant, where Sparkling Ice is made, produces about 84 million bottles a year

The company, which employs 270 people, was founded by Bill Hansen and Scott Peterson and is still owned by the duo, along with a group of other investors

The company, based in a 35,000-square-foot facility in Woodinville, was founded in 1982 by Robert Strasser

Local Seattle business LightArt in Georgetown creates avant-garde light fixtures

LightArt has 80 employees, most of them in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood

Des Moines crackers plant

Producing six brands and a wide variety of flavors and cuts, Partners employs 70 people and has the capacity to produce about 11 million crackers a day.

Founded in 1983, Metagenics produces nutritional supplements, medical foods and lifestyle programs to help people achieve their health goals.