[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Dedications in 134 years of accompanying employees of Carhartt Protection brand (1889)


(worldkings.org) Carhartt, Inc. is an American apparel company founded in 1889, known for heavy-duty working clothes such as jackets, coats, overalls, coveralls, vests, shirts, jeans, dungarees, fire-resistant clothing and hunting apparel. Carhartt remains a family-owned company, owned by the descendants of founder Hamilton Carhartt, with its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Carhartt is renowned for its full-cut, wind-resistant, snag-proof, heavy-duty work jackets which are popular with construction workers, miners, farmers, hunters, and outdoors people. Carhartt has also successfully expanded its appeal to general street wear. Carhartt jackets are plain and manufactured in muted colors such as mustard, khaki and navy blue. Carhartt also makes pants and overalls with colors and materials that match its jackets. Carhartt jackets are not designed for unusually tall or slender men; they are typically cut wide around the middle to accommodate hefty men.



The company’s timeline:

1889 - Carhartt, Inc. is founded by Hamilton Carhartt. The first factory is in Dearborn, Michigan where Carhartt create high quality work clothing for manual laborers.

1910 - Carhartt had grown from two sewing machines to mills in both South Carolina as well as Georgia. They also created sewing facilities in Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas and San Francisco.

1914 - During the first world war, Carhartt offers their facilities to create uniforms for the United States military.

1917 - One of the most famous and popular products from Carhartt is first made, known as simply the “Coat”or “Engineer Sack Coat”. The design of the coat has remained very similar to the present day.



1937 - Following the death of Hamilton Carhartt, his son, Wylie, becomes official president of the company. Wylie is  a key figure in the “Back to the Land” program which results in openings in rural Kentucky.

1939 - At the beginning of the second world war Carhartt produces coveralls for soldiers and army personnel as well as jungle suits for Marines in the Pacific, and workwear for women on the home front.

1972 - Forming a nucleus that changes the face of Carhartt completely, the brand obtains a modern production facility and starts producing private-label goods for the likes of Sears, J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward.

1975 - Carhartt releases the Active jac, which remains the brand’s top selling jacket today. The heavy duty hooded jacket, grown and grown in popularity in the years since its initial release.



1979 - During the 1970s, Carhartt supplied huge orders for the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. By showing its products were able to survive and thrive in the worst conditions, it becomes the go to supplier for many workers.

1988 - The rise of Carhartt’s popularity outside the blue-collar trades grows significantly in the 70s and 80s with a rise in sales and production. A crossover into mainstream fashion sees popular hip-hop artists wearing the brand, helping it to reach new groups of customers.

1996 - Carhartt WIP starts to manufacture its own product range in Europe, adapting classic Carhartt pieces to meet the demands of the urban environment.

2001 - Carhartt forms an in-house record label called Combination Records, after having already been involved in the music scene for a number of years.



2006 - The Carhartt 2006 capsule collection with BAPE (A Bathing Ape) releases featuring hoodies, jackets, parkas, caps and even vests.

2009 - The first standalone Carhartt concept retail store opens in Portland, Oregon.

2013 - Carhartt WIP Radio also debuts on iTunes, bringing new and emerging artists to listers, some of which are supported by Carhartt WIP as part of its long-running commitment to helping new musicians.

2019 - A collaboration between Converse and Carhartt WIP sees the launch of the special edition Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 Gore Tex pack which includes the classic sneaker produced in waterproof fabric.

According to fatbuddhastore.com 

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