Carhartt clothing was originally made for the men and women that worked outdoors and in factories. It is a tough product that has been around since the early 1900’s. Carhartt clothing has evolved from bib-overalls to making scrubs for men and women in the workplace today. You will find clothing here that you can wear for work or even clothing to go out on the town for the night.
Carhartt women’s medical scrubs are the right tools for the job. Whether practicing medicine in the office or saving lives in the emergency room, you need dependable gear to meet whatever your job demands. They work hard so you can work in comfort. Available in tops, pants, and lab coats, our medical scrubs for women offer reliable Carhartt features that keep you comfortable for the long haul during your toughest days, whether you’re working in a hospital, clinical or office setting.
Our Carhartt Force® cross-flex scrubs for women have Stain Breaker® technology to release stains, FastDry® technology for quick wicking, and Rugged Flex® technology for ease of movement. All Carhartt scrubs for women are available in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes to fit your needs. And, like all Carhartt products, we stand behind the quality, craftsmanship and also performance of our medical scrubs.
Carhartt Clothing For Mens
Designed for roping bulls or reeling in a big mouth bass, Carhartt’s rugged men’s shirts are always dependable. These work shirts for men are built for 12-hour work days and can stand up to your demanding schedule. Our durable shirts will move with you and keep you comfortable. For those who work from sun up to sun down, being comfortable is just as important as durability. And we didn’t forget about looks when designing these shirts. You might come home covered in dirt, blood or mud, but your shirt will look good through it all.
Our styles range from everything including short-sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirts, Henleys and button-downs. Featuring exclusive Carhartt technologies like Stain Breaker®, FastDry® and Rugged Flex®, these work shirts are constructed to outwork them all. So whether you’re wearing our shirts on a boat or a tractor, you can depend on Carhartt.
Carhartt Clothing For Women
After 127 years of winters, we know what it takes to stay warm. The Carhartt woman needs rugged gear to meet the harsh conditions of winter. Every piece of Carhartt women’s outerwear is designed based on our classic styles and engineered to fit a woman’s body. Every stitch has a purpose. We carried over the iconic design details, function, durability and integrity that are the true hallmarks of Carhartt clothing.
Our designers reimagined shape, fit, wash and color to address a woman’s specific needs. The women’s outerwear collection offers a full range of options from rain jackets to overalls and work boots. Our durable collection of women’s outerwear is made so that the modern Carhartt woman will be ready to meet winter weather head-on in any situation with comfort and confidence, no matter what her job demands.
Starting with only 2 sewing machines and 5 employees, Hamilton Carhartt established Hamilton Carhartt & Company. At first, he failed. But after asking railroad workers what exactly they needed, he succeeded. Under the motto “Honest value for an honest dollar,” the Carhartt union-made bib overall was created, and with it an ideal garment for workers.
By 1910 Carhartt had grown to include mills in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as sewing facilities in Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Walkerville, Toronto, Vancouver, and Liverpool. A Paris facility and a New York office and warehouse followed later.
From the early 1900s, Hamilton Carhartt developed an interest in cars. He began constructing his own line of automobiles in 1911 under the company name Carhartt Automobile Corporation. After two years, the company failed but ever resilient, Hamilton continued to grow his clothing line.
The company offered the government the use of seven Carhartt facilities to create uniforms for the U.S. military in World War I (and later denim for the U.S. Navy and workwear for women entering the workforce during World War II).
In 1923, Carhartt Chore Coat is made and it remains largely the same to this day.
In 1929 the stock market collapsed, an event as brutal to Carhartt as it was to the rest of the country. The company came close to shutting its doors for good. Keeping the business alive was a testament to the tenacity, passion and ingenuity of Hamilton and his sons. Together, they created the B01 Men’s Firm Duck Double-Front Dungaree in 1932; a pant that is still in the Carhartt stable. Despite the Great Depression, Hamilton greatly supported workmen’s rights, women’s right to work in the workplace, and 8-hour workdays.
I BELIEVE THAT WHEN A MAN WEARS AN ARTICLE THAT I MANUFACTURE, HIS SELF-RESPECT IS INCREASED BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT IT IS MADE BY AN HONEST MANUFACTURER, WHO IS HONEST WITH HIS EMPLOYEES.
– HAMILTON CARHARTT
After Hamilton Carhartt
At Hamilton’s death in 1937, his son Wylie took over. He played a crucial role in the “Back to the Land” program. That program led to the opening of new operations in Kentucky. It was an attempt to offer workers healthier conditions at union rates far away from the slums and sweatshops. Four sewing and cutting facilities are still operating in Kentucky and Tennessee to this day. Wylie was also instrumental in creating the Super Dux and Super Fab hunting lines.
Wylie’s daughter Gretchen Carhartt married Robert Valade who assumed leadership in 1959. In 1972, Robert Valade and Don Rasinen formed a nucleus that changed Carhartt forever. They bought Carhartt’s first “modern” production facility. They were able to do a significant private label business for several stores including Sears, J.C. Penney and also Montgomery Ward.
This allowed Carhartt the necessary revenue to continue to expand its production. In 1976, the hard-finish duck Active Jac is introduced in a “Hoodie” form; the style remains the top-selling jacket for Carhartt today. In the 70’s, the Alaska Pipeline helped grow the brand. Carhartt showed the world it could survive and also thrive in the most rugged corners of the world.
Carhartt Clothing Gaining Popularity
The brand became popular with consumers outside blue-collar trades in the 70’s and 80’s. More people began to learn about the brand as big names in the music industry started to wear Carhartt clothing. This led to the creation of the Carhartt Work In Progress line in Europe and Asia. They value refined details and design that remain true to the brand origins.
In 1996, Mark Valade became the President of Carhartt. Mark heralded the company into the global era with the formation of European operations and also Internet technologies. He launched Carhartt-owned retail stores, a full women’s line, and also our extremely successful Flame-Resistant line of garments. Ever the visionary, he introduced new technologies such as Quick Duck®, Storm Defender®, Rain Defender®, Carhartt Force®, and others.
With entrepreneurial vision and determination, Hamilton Carhartt and the next three generations of Carhartts have established a brand that has tested time.
Carhartt employs 2,300 American workers, more than 1,000 UFCW union members. Our “Made in the USA” line is inspired by American workers and features seven of our most iconic garments. This line is built in four factories in Kentucky and Tennessee.