Proudly Made in America: Carhartt Introduces American Made Products

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Carhartt Moves To Manufacture More In USA

Carhartt began as an American company back in 1889. Rapid progress followed but like today’s uncertain economic times, Carhartt was hit by the Great Depression in the late 1920’s. Three surviving plants remained from that uncertain time. However, now Carhartt Clothing is made in over 17 plants spanning across the world. With American jobs being lost and high unemployment dotting the charts, Carhartt has decided to do something about this, for their country. Four of Carhartt’s most popular products will be made completely in the United States for the Fall 2012 line. Again, you are hearing this correctly. Carhartt has made the ultimate decision to stop outsourcing some of their most popular styles. Although this will increase American jobs, this may also increase the overall cost for Carhartt to produce these items. This is something they are willing and proud to do, ultimately in supporting the American workers. The styles that will now be solely American made are the J131, J140, J001 and the B01. These items all pertain to the Carhartt clothing line. These include J131 Men’s Active Duck Jacket with thermal lining, J140 Men’s Duck Active Jacket quilted with flannel lining, J001 Men’s Duck Detroit Jacket with blanket lining and B01 Men’s Double Front Dungaree Work Pants. All colors of these lines will be made in the US starting in Fall 2012. Get your Carhartt workwear at, and make sure you search for these items so you can boast your American Pride! If you really love Carhartt, try their new Carhartt Work Boots which are now offered at starting January 2012 with the introduction of new styles continuing into Spring 2012. There are exciting things happening at Carhartt!

14 Responses to “Proudly Made in America: Carhartt Introduces American Made Products”

  1. Andrew Immer February 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    “these lines will be made in the US starting in Fall 2012.”

    I’ll wait until then!

  2. Darrin Mills February 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I quit buying Carhartt over two years ago because of no USA made items, looks like I’ll be getting a new jacket this fall.

  3. Cindy Warren February 23, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Thanks for carrying American Made. Happy to read the products that you are carrying and I know where to do my shopping at now.

  4. Wilderness Welch May 10, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    If they hadn’t sold out their entire workforce 2 years ago they wouldn’t need to “bring back” American jobs!

  5. JM van Elk July 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    My Carhartt Cargo pants from 2002 last for over 3, maybe 4 years. My recent Carhartt Cargo’s are worn out after less than 2 years but the price is still the same. During the last years, the quality of Carhartt was getting worse and worse. I stpped buying them. I’ll return to the Carhartt Cargo’s as soon as the quality is as high as it used to be…

    Does this quality issue has anything to do with outsourcing? I think so.

  6. claude gross August 30, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    I have in the past been called a walking billboard for Carhartt.But after almost all their products started carrying the label made anywhere but the USA then my stomach turned everytime I picked up a Carhartt product.I contacted Carhartt and told them of my opinion.My reply consisted of telling me their history and about the roughly 1200 jobs they provide within the USA.What they did not tell was the number of those jobs that were working at a warehouse sorting and loading on trucks the outsourced products and neither was the job numbers that they provide in other countries that could care less about Carhartt mentioned.I also stated to them that I knew the history of the company and that actually made it worse knowing the hardworking USA people were who made their company.Then I made up my mind I stopped even looking at Carhartt.The only reason I found this information was because I was searching online for USA made work clothes.

    • @WPSBusinessTeam September 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      We understand, American made products are ideal. Here is a list of some American made Carhartt favorites. J001, J140, J131, B01, FRJ184, FRJ237, FRB100. You should also check our American made product’s page out. We offer a LOT of products there which are only made in the USA.

    • ken bentz February 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      I just went thru my closet and the only clothes I have made in USA are Wrangler. I’m not sure what the new Wranglers are as these
      are 4-5 years old. I do not own a pair of Carhartt made in America pants, coats or vests. I am SHOCKED. Like my traded in GM products, I will not own another GM
      product after the GM sellout to the Feds, nor will I buy another Carhartt product until they stop the outsourcing. There may not be enough of us out there that anyone really cares,
      but for the few of us that do, it will be a fun challenge to find again, MADE IN USA.

  7. Dee Phillips December 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    As a family we are making a conscious effort to buy American. I am a life time Carhartt fan but must admit the overseas manufacturing is troublesome for me. However I will buy you’re made in American offerings and hope more items will come home for manufacturing and to my closet.

  8. Detroit Dennis March 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Born and raised in Detroit on Carhartt products. At some point the quality suffered and I stopped purchasing, I can only assume it was with the move overseas. I will be getting a new J140 very soon. I will only be buying made in the USA products for my work products regardless of price. I can tell you my Leatherman Wave that I just got that was made in an overseas factory after they moved production. It just doesn’t have the same quality nor finish my original Wave does. You can feel it in handling the device. Rougher edges and thinner metal. Made in the USA means something and yes its always worth paying for when it’s mission critical.

  9. Work Boots April 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    I really like American Made Work Boots. I’m planning to buy a pair of my boy friend.

  10. teresa hancock March 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Is there still a manufacturing plant around or near Madisonville Kentucky?

    • Brandy Bohm March 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

      It is in Hanson, Kentucky!

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