Carhartt is classic, tough, and purposeful.
This time-tested family brand has been around since 1889…that’s well over a century of product manufacturing. Back then, locomotives and railroad workers were the main focus for Hamilton Carhartt & Company.
The name has since changed to Carhartt, and the manufacturer has adapted to the needs of workers all over the world.
This brand is all about sticking to its historic roots while adding modern technologies into their rugged designs. Bib overalls and chore coats date back to the early 1900s, and by the 1970s, pipeline workers sought Carhartt gear that could withstand tough working conditions.
Special features came about in the 1990s to improve the product lineup even more. Quick Duck®, Storm Defender®, Carhartt Force®, and Carhartt Force Extremes® were created as well as flame-resistant clothing to better protect workers.
Rugged Flex® technology is an entity of Carhartt Force®, which just shows this brand’s innovation. Rugged Flex® focuses on extra flex and versatility for workers on-the-go. Carhartt Force® gear itself is designed to wick away perspiration for dry, lasting comfort in graphic short sleeves, high-visibility long sleeves, hooded sweatshirts, and more workwear designs.
A full line of women’s products and USA-made products are also important advancements made by Carhartt.
Iconic garments honor American workers, and the company strives to keep production in the U.S. More than 80 million garments and accessories have been produced in the United States in the last 15 years, and the brand relies heavily on U.S.-based suppliers such as YKK Snap USA that’s in Kentucky.
From Hamilton Carhartt himself through the next three generations of the Carhartt family, this brand knows how to outwork the competition. This is displayed through their dependable products and creative technologies.