When Carhartt was founded in 1889, Hamilton Carhartt spoke about the role of a responsible business, doing "the just and honest thing, gainful if possible". These core principles underpinned Carhartt's approach to business from the very beginning.
Swiss national Edwin Faeh started to import a small range of Carhartt workwear in 1989 through his agency ‘All American Concept’, alongside a collection of other brands.
In 1994, a distribution network for Carhartt was set up in Europe (Work In Progress Textilhandels GmbH), introducing a selection of classic products from the original workwear collection.
Building on the roots of the American company, Carhartt WIP products are now manufactured and sold globally. Production takes place centrally in a company-owned factory in Tunisia, supported by worldwide suppliers.
We are aware of the environmental and human rights issues that may present themselves through global sourcing and we have taken significant steps to ensure that our principles are upheld throughout the global network of factories that support our business.