CARHARTT 125TH ANNIVERSARY
THIS YEAR MARKS CARHARTT'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDING DEPENDABLE AND RUGGED WORKWEAR FOR ANYONE WILLING TO OUTWORK THEM ALL.
CARHARTT 125 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Carhartt has been outworking them all for 125 years. Learn about the Carhartt history and the hard working men and woman that have helped to build this iconic brand.Find out about our 125 year history
CARHARTT USA GEAR
Our "Made in the USA" line features some of our most legendary products. These rugged styles are stitched in Kentucky and Tennessee for any person that believes in hard work.See all made in the USA styles
Since 1889, Carhartt has supported the communities it serves; a commitment that continues to this day. Carhartt’s Community Affairs program – The Carhartt Way – embodies the spirit of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt, and his passion to support those in need.
The year 1889 was a time of steel, smoke, and locomotives.
Starting with only 2 sewing machines and 5 employees, Hamilton Carhartt established Hamilton Carhartt & Company. At first, he failed. But after asking railroad workers what exactly they needed, he succeeded. Under the motto "Honest value for an honest dollar," the Carhartt union-made bib overall was created, and with it, an ideal garment for workers. Always one to be original, he added the extra "t" to his name to stand out.
By 1910, Carhartt had grown to include mills in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as sewing facilities in Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Walkerville, Toronto, Vancouver, and Liverpool. A Paris facility and a New York office and warehouse followed later.Read the full history here
"I believe that when a man wears an article that I manufacture, his self-respect is increased because he knows that it is made by an honest manufacturer, who is honest with his employees."