Inspired by the colorful shirts at a Grateful Dead concert, CAS Shiver began creating and selling tie-dye shirts as a junior at Annandale High School in 1984. Shiver started the company in his father’s garage and sold the t-shirts at concert venues and retail beach outlets. In 1989 he moved the company out of the garage and into a 3200 square foot space on Picket Rd. in the City of Fairfax.
Eventually, the shirts were picked up by larger retailers, and the company has now grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Despite the company’s growth, it is important to Shiver to remember his roots.
“We want to create unique products at attractive price points while also contributing to the local and regional communities,” said Shiver.
In the current location of approximately 40,000 square feet on Jermantown Sundog Productions uses solar-heated water, geo-thermal exchanges and recycled lighting fixtures to reduce costs and its impact on the environment. By developing a streamlined business model where all processes are created under one roof, Sundog has also eliminated waste in its supply chain.
We now make shirts for the screenprinting industry (Atlantic Coast Cotton), A-list Rock ‘n Roll bands (Grateful Dead, AC/DC, Jimmy Buffett), major theme parks (Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios), and Fortune 500 companies (Coca-Cola, Texaco). We haven’t forgotten our roots, though; a good percentage of our production still goes to schools, teams, sports leagues, events, local governments, fire and rescue departments, independent t-shirt shops and music stores.
We do more than just t-shirts: choose from ladies and youth styles, hoodies, outerwear, athletics, business wear and more.
We do it all right here in Fairfax, Virginia.
- Custom Art & Design
- Dye Process
• Tie Dye
• Ombre Dye
• Pigment Dye
- Screen Printing
• Large/All Over Printing
- Organic Printing
- Sewing Capabilities
Take a look at our Product Line, and call us if you have any questions.
Custom or Contract Orders:
Please contact John Sague at 800.338.0177 or John@sunpup.com.
Schools, Teams, Clubs or Groups:
If you are looking to order shirts for a school, team or group please contact Steve Thomas at 800.338.0177 or Steve@sunpup.com.
If you will be submitting artwork for your shirts print design, our Art Guidelines (download – 13K PDF) will be able to help you.
Wholesale Tie Dye & Licensed Rock & Roll Apparel Orders:
Please contact us at 800.338.0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org. if you wish to order shirts for your retail store.
Please print out and complete our Credit Application (download – 36K PDF)along with our Order Form (download – 103K PDF).