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.
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 Carhartt.com and in stores.
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.
If you have any questions, please email them to: IDEASTHATWORK@CARHARTT.COM