Carhartt is a US-based clothing company that was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1889. Carhartt is named after its founder, Hamilton Carhartt, and focuses on workwear.
The original aim of the company was to manufacture clothing for railroad workers, producing overalls that were durable and lasted for a long time. Over the years, the company developed more and more ways of making the clothing tough and long lasting, by introducing new materials that resisted water, fire and abrasion, by using heavy duty threads and by using reinforced rivets where required.
Carhartt products have become available all over the world. The company produces ranges for men, women and children, as well as a range of footwear and various flame-resistant items of clothing.
The range of clothing available in Carhartt's menswear range is vast, from various outerwear options, shirts and trousers to more specialised ranges that include hunting wear, thermals, twill workwear and knives. The women's range is more limited, but offers workwear, outerwear, shirts, trousers and more.
The footwear range includes both safety toe and non-safety toe boots and shoes, while the children's range starts at age 0 and includes trousers, tops, jackets and more.
The Carhartt brand has also produced a range of streetwear, branded as Carhartt Streetwear. This range supports a variety of groups, such as skateboarders, musicians and artists, and includes items such as hoodies and camouflage jackets. While the line was originally produced in the States, the production of the majority of Carhartt Streetwear items was subsequently outsourced to Asia.