About Carhartt WORK IN PROGRESS
Founded in Michigan in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt, the brand began with two sewing machines and five employees. Crafting tough workwear that could handle the rigours of a rapidly industrializing society, the brand’s wares were built for a time when smoke, steam and steel were kings.
Established in 1994 by Edwin Faeh, Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) develops its own collections based on original Carhartt workwear. The brand combines authentic adaptations of the robust American archetypes while engaging with the subcultures that have embraced it.
Now over 100 years later since originally being founded, with modern collaborations that span everything from A.P.C. to Bape and from Vetements to Vans, the Carhartt “Big C” is as much a mark of durability and quality now, as it ever was.