Carhartt is proud to be family-owned and has been in the workwear industry since 1889, when founded by Hamilton Carhartt to gear up and make overalls for U.S. railroad workers. They currently employ over 5,000 associates that work across the globe to bring you some of the most durable work boots and quality made workwear in the business today.
The reason for their success is that Carhartt puts its values in honest hard work. Their founding motto was “Honest value for an honest dollar.” Carhartt supported the U.S. Military during World War I by donating their factories to make uniforms for the soldiers, and again during World War II, by making jungle suits for the U.S. Marines serving in the Pacific, and making workwear worn by the women who worked in factories on the home front.
Carhartt employs more than 2,700 American workers, 970 who are UFCW Union Members. Carhartt notes their respect for the "hardworking people, organizations and friends helping us build a better world" and moving forward, Carhartt works with organizations trying to bridge the gap and have a positive impact with the next generation of workers. Carhartt can be summed up by the words of its founder: