Starting with only 2 sewing machines and 5 employees, Hamilton Carhartt established Hamilton Carhartt & Company. At first, he failed. But after asking railroad workers what exactly they needed, he succeeded. Under the motto “Honest value for an honest dollar,” the Carhartt union-made bib overall was created, and with it an ideal garment for workers.
With entrepreneurial vision and determination, Hamilton Carhartt and the next three generations of Carhartts have established a brand that has stood the test of time.
Carhartt employs more than 2,100 U.S. associates in Detroit, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Over the past 15 years, more than 80 million Carhartt garments and accessories were made in the USA and this year alone, over 6 million pieces of Carhartt work wear and accessories will be produced here.
Carhartt. Outworking them all since 1889.