With a focus on protecting trades professionals while they go about their everyday work, we hear more about a workwear brand from across the pond that is looking to make a big splash in the UK.
Carhartt is an authentic workwear brand that was originally founded in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan. For over 130 years the company has been known for its rugged construction, innovative designs, exceptional quality standards, durability and comfort – gaining almost legendary status among skilled trade professionals.
The Carhartt workwear offering varies from tough and comfortable work trousers, rugged and durable work jackets as well as fast drying and cooling work T-shirts through to certified safety shoes and work boots.
The company also designs workwear specifically for women. These designs fit and protect the body better and are therefore much safer. The rugged women’s workwear collection is designed to ensure that the modern woman is prepared for any job, whatever the weather.
Leaving a legacy
The Carhartt legacy brand was established in 1889 when Hamilton Carhartt & Company was founded by its namesake (known affectionately as “Ham”) and began producing overalls with two sewing machines and a half-horsepower electric motor in a small Detroit loft.
Under the motto, “Honest value for an honest dollar,” the iconic Carhartt bib overall was created and rapidly evolved into the standard for quality workwear.
Carhartt set a new standard of performance and continues to meet the evolving needs of hardworking people by weather-proofing its product line to provide the 24/7, year-round solutions they need in the rugged outdoors.
The increased focus in the United Kingdom includes the opening of a head office in Newark, Nottinghamshire with a team dedicated to growing the number of stockists across the country.
Nick Poulson, UK Sales Manager, says: “UK tradespeople can rely on Carhartt to protect them while looking great out on-site. Designed specifically for the tough construction site, our workwear is strong enough to get you through any working day, no matter how tough it is.
“Our heritage is built on tough workwear specifically designed for hard working professionals and is suited to the exacting standards tradespeople need. Whatever construction work you’re doing, we’ve got your back.”
Browse the full Carhartt range of workwear here