There would not be a Carhartt brand without the vision of one man, Hamilton Carhartt. In 1889 the founder of the Carhartt company designed the first pair of Carhartts and created the unique style that is still popular today.
“My life has been spent in making better working clothes for men who toil - the world’s up-builders”
|1884 - How it all began|
At the age of 29, Mr. Hamilton Carhartt established a wholesale furnishing business under the firm name of Hamilton Carhartt & Co, which would continue to drive his ambition to succeed and lead him to create his own products. Just five years later, Hamilton converted the business into an enterprise devoted exclusively to manufacturing apparel for working men.
|1889 - The birth of a legend|
Hamilton Carhartt started producing Workwear with the goal of setting a standard of excellence to which all others would aspire. Starting with only 4 sewing machines and 5 employees, the first products were overalls in Duck and Denim fabrics. With entrepreneurial vision, Hamilton established a brand that has withstood the test of time.
1910 - Growing Internationally
1916 - Union made
1923 - Iconic products stand the test of time
The Chore Coat was advertised and remains literally unchanged in the Carhartt range to this day.
1930 - The great depression
The economic crisis of the 30’s nearly cost the company its factories and subsidiaries. Hamilton Carhartt struggled keeping business alive and as a great accomplishment to his vision, his managerial skills and entrepreneurial talent, he managed to keep the family business afloat and to return to prosperity.
1937 - But the legend lives on
|1966 - The famous logo|
First appearance of the by now famous Carhartt ‘C’ logo which has remained largely unchanged ever since 1966.
1992 - Quality in over 400 styles
1994 - Carhartt Streetwear takes on Europe
|2004 - Carhartt Workwear available to the worker in Europe|
With over a century of American history, tradition, quality and reliability, Carhartt is proud to expand its heritage and living legend into the European markets.
|2009 - 120 years|
Carhartt celebrates 120 years of existence and give years of continuous growth in Euope.
|2012 - Quick Duck Launch|
Carhartt Quick Duck is built to better serve the modern woker through a fabric that's 30% lighter, but ounce-for-ounce as durable as a traditinoal sandstone duck jacket - it repels water too!.
|2013 - Carhartt FORCE Launch|
Carhartt FORCE is a collection of hard-working product attributes and consumer benefits. Every FORCE product features the sweat-wicking FastDry technology, plus either StainBreaker technology to release stains, and/or the benefit of odour-fighting technology.
|2014 - Celebrating Hard Workers|
Carhartt celebrates the hard-working men and women who rise to the occasion every day to bring out their best when Mother Nature brings out her worst. After 125 years Carhartt still stands strong and proud as a family-owned global company.