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Have you ever had an idea for a new Carhartt product or an idea on how to improve an existing Carhartt product, but didn’t know who to share your idea with? Welcome to “Ideas That Work” – a place where you can submit your own ideas for Carhartt products and improvements.
Hamilton Carhartt founded the company over 125 years ago by talking to railroad workers to understand what they needed in a perfect pair of overalls. This was the beginning of a legacy founded on listening to our hard-working consumers so we can make the best possible products and provide the ideal work wear experience. We’re excited to review your unique and fresh ideas so that we can continue to innovate and create best-in-class gear!

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  • What can I do to help turn my idea into reality?

    Carhartt will review ALL ideas that have been submitted; however, ideas that have been well thought-out and communicated have a better chance of making it to the finish line - the more information the better! We love to see that you’re really passionate about your ‘hardworking’ idea.

  • What happens once I've submitted an idea?

    Once an idea is submitted, it is reviewed by a cross-functional committee. The committee meets once a month to review all submitted ides. Selected ideas will go into Carhartt’s innovation pipeline for further exploration and could eventually end up being sold on and in stores.

  • Do I get compensated for submitting an idea? What if my idea is used?

    Carhartt is not required to, and may not, compensate you for using your idea. In order to protect yourself and Carhartt, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney prior to submitting your idea. You may have proprietary rights and may want to protect your idea with a patent. If you share your idea with Carhartt without a patent, you will forfeit proprietary rights to your idea. If Carhartt decides to use your idea, and the idea is protected by a patent that was issued prior to the time of your submission, we may negotiate with you to license the rights to your patent.

  • Who do I contact with questions or comments?

    If you have any questions, please email them to: IDEASTHATWORK@CARHARTT.COM

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