Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP

Founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt in Detroit, Carhartt began producing overalls and other types of workwear garments from denim fabric and canvas, which eventually became the brand’s trademark fabric. Today the brand is very involved with European skateboarding and BMX, as well as the urban scene, which is reflected in the more daring graphics incorporated in the many of the company’s designs.

Founded 1994
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Weil am Rhein, Germany
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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Matthew Williams x Nike, Bob Marley x Stüssy and Star Trak dominate this week.

Brain Dead & Carhartt WIP Link for Graphic-Heavy Workwear
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Brain Dead & Carhartt WIP Link for Graphic-Heavy Workwear

Here’s where to buy.

Heron Preston Taps NASA & Carhartt WIP for "PUBLIC FIGURE" Drop
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Heron Preston Taps NASA & Carhartt WIP for "PUBLIC FIGURE" Drop

A closer look at the collaborative goods.

Carhartt Work in Progress Launches 'WIP' Magazine
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Carhartt Work in Progress Launches 'WIP' Magazine

Spotlighting artist Julian Klincewicz for Issue 1.

Carhartt WIP Spotlights Denis Lynn for 'Saint Denis' Documentary
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Carhartt WIP Spotlights Denis Lynn for 'Saint Denis' Documentary

A unique approach to skate videos.

Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 2018 Heads to Japan
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Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 2018 Heads to Japan

Reimagined with an industrial bent by ‘GRIND.’

Brain Dead's Ed Davis Launches Debut Solo Exhibition in Tokyo
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Brain Dead's Ed Davis Launches Debut Solo Exhibition in Tokyo

“THEY DRANK ALL THE MILK AND ATE ALL THE BUTTER.”

BespokeIND Unveils a Carhartt WIP-Inspired Nike Air Max 1 Custom
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BespokeIND Unveils a Carhartt WIP-Inspired Nike Air Max 1 Custom

A workwear enthusiast’s dream shoe.

Carhartt WIP and Hyperfly Team up For Collaborative Jiu-Jitsu Uniforms
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Carhartt WIP and Hyperfly Team up For Collaborative Jiu-Jitsu Uniforms

“YOU CAN’T TEACH HEART.”

Carhartt WIP Celebrates the Chore Coat's 100th Anniversary
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Carhartt WIP Celebrates the Chore Coat's 100th Anniversary

Need Supply Kumamoto will host an exclusive pop-up.

2015

Carhartt WIP celebrates 25 years of foundation; the evolution continues

2011

Carhartt WIP opens a store in New York City, thus coming full circle with its American origins
Carhartt WIP introduces the "brown duck" embroidery as a nod to its long-standing tradition
The Carhartt WIP Heritage line is introduced, comprising of products inspired by the legacy of the Carhartt brand

2010

Collaborations include - A.P.C., Adam Kimmel, Burton, Mastermind, Fragment Design, Sophnet, Uniform Experiment, Vans, Vestax, AIAIAI, 5Boro, London Undercover, and many more

2007

Dirt - Ollies: A Skateboard Trip to Mongolia by Alexander Basile, Pontus Alv and Bertrand Trichet is released; it is published by Bildschöne Bücher & Carhartt WIP

2003

The first of nineteen issues of Rugged Magazine is published; Celebrating "the collections of curiosities of all people with a missions...or whatever else we come across

2000

Combination Records is established by Edwin Faeh, Oliver Drewes, and Philipp Maiburg for Carhartt WIP as an open platform for new electronic music
Carhartt WIP presents the first collection for women

1999

Evan Hecox kicks off a series of illustrated ad campaigns. His designs of almost ingenious simplicity set the standard for future Carhartt WIP Campaigns

1997

Foundation of the Carhartt WIP Skate and BMX teams
The first store exlusively feature Carhartt WIP products in Europe opens on Neal Street, London

1996

WIP acquires the license to manufacture Carhartt products outside of the USA, subsequently making the 1997 collection the first European "original"

1995

\"La Haine\" (The Hatred) by Mathieu Kassovitz becomes one of the first movies to feature the Carhartt brand due to its rising popularity in underground street culture

1994

Work in Progress (WIP) is established by Edwin Faeh to become the exclusive distributor of Carhartt in Europe

1992

The ultimate rise of Carhartt's street credibility and street fame is brought about by a group of trendsetters whose names will be forever connected with the early days of hip hop

1989

Under the title "All American Concept", Edwin Faeh starts to introduce distinctly American products to the European market
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