Carhartt celebrates 130 years of hard work, rugged gear, and innovation

DEARBORN, Mich. – In honor of its founder Hamilton Carhartt’s birthday, the workwear brand is celebrating 130 years of hardworking gear. Fueled by a desire in 1889 to develop overalls that met the needs of railroad workers, Hamilton’s vision led to the industry standard for quality workwear.

Since then, Carhartt has continued to develop products designed to work just as hard as the people they serve. Staying true to its roots, Carhartt has emerged as the leader in workwear by providing durable products that have stood the test of time, all the while evolving to integrate technology to meet the ever-changing needs of men and women on the job site for the past 130 years.

“Carhartt has a rich history rooted in innovation and a desire to keep setting the bar higher,” said Alex Guerrero, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Global Product at Carhartt. “That’s why we consider ourselves 130-years young. We’re steadfast in our mission to build rugged products that serve and protect hardworking people. Whether they are on the job site or the campsite, Carhartt has their back.”

And throughout the company’s 130-year history, consumers have helped Carhartt identify several pieces of hardworking gear as icons. These are the products that have truly stood the test of time and have been purchased by thousands of workers over the decades. While these iconic pieces have evolved over the years to better meet the needs of consumers, their core DNA has remained the same. Whether adding pockets, colors, or incorporating Carhartt’s innovative technologies to combat rain, sweat and provide flexibility, at the heart of each product is the durability and reliability customers have come to know and love.

The iconic styles include: