Carhartt Inc. is a U.S. based clothing company known for its workwear founded by Hamilton Carhartt. Carhartt Work In Progress was formed in 1994, and they began distributing outside of the American continent for the very first time. It was under this license that Carhartt Streetwear was also formed to meet the worldwide demands of the burgeoning urban fashion culture, delivering more streamlined silhouettes and contemporary cuts. Carhartt Streetwear has since enjoyed collaborations with designers such as Adam Kimmel, as well as other labels such as A.P.C.
The first standalone Carhartt concept retail store opens in Portland, Oregon
A women’s line is first introduced in across the U.S.
Wylie Carhartt, Hamilton’s son, takes the reins of the company from his father
The business grew and subsidiaries were established in Liverpool and Toronto, amongst others in the U.S.
Hamilton Carhartt began with only four sewing machines and five employees. The first products manufactured were overalls in duck and denim fabrics