It’s hard to find gear made in America these days as less than 2% of apparel purchased in the USA is actually being made in the USA. Carhartt is proud to far exceed that average, often by 4X the national average by making much of our core gear right here – more than 80-million garments in the past 15 years. No other brand makes more rugged workwear in America than Carhartt. Learn more about why we do what we do.
Ask any of our employees in Kentucky and Tennessee about working for Carhartt. They’ll tell you that making an American-made product is very important for the survival of the U.S.—and some of them have worked for Carhartt for over 41 years.
All of our metal fasteners, shanks, and snaps are produced in Lawrenceburg, KY, by YKK Snaps and Fasteners.
No brand makes more rugged workwear in the U.S. than Carhartt. In 128 years, we’ve never stopped making clothes in America. Because it matters.
In the midst of our current global economy, Carhartt has proven that affordable clothes can be made right here at home, and be successful.
Since 1997, more than 600 textile factories have closed in the U.S. Today, less than 2% of the apparel purchased in the U.S. is actually made in the U.S. Carhartt gear is part of that 2%, yet we often far exceed that number. Since 1998, Carhartt has made more than 80 million pieces of apparel in the U.S. Though we do manufacture some of our durable products offshore, we have never stopped making products in the U.S. since we started in 1889. Everything Carhartt makes is designed in Dearborn, Michigan, just a few miles from our original HQ.
Carhartt employs more than 2,000 American workers, and more than 1,000 UFCW union members. Our “Made in the USA” line is built in four factories in Kentucky and Tennessee. In 2015, Carhartt purchased 19.5 million pounds of U.S. cotton from Mt. Vernon mills in Georgia—enough American cotton to cover more than 19,500 football fields. Crafting American-made products is an important part of Carhatt’s DNA, and important to the hardworking American towns where we build these products.
By giving Americans a choice to buy product actually made in America, Carhartt has ensured the survival of the American worker. No brand makes more rugged workwear in the U.S. than Carhartt – and we’re proud that we can dress a hardworking American, head-to-toe in the best workwear money can buy without charging a premium for manufacturing here. We exists to serve the worker, and without him or her, we wouldn’t be in business. Since 1889, we’ve never stopped making clothes in America. And we’ll never stop outworking them all.
When you see this logo, you know this gear was made right here in the US of A
Men's Loose Original Fit, Firm-Hand Cotton Pant That's Built to Last
A men's jacket made of water-repellent and wind-resistant cotton duck.