The Carhartt story begins back in 1889, when founder Hamilton Carhartt created overalls specifically designed for the railroad worker. This determined entrepreneur began creating work wear with an unmatched standard of excellence. From four sewing machines and five employees, this century-old company has grown to become one of the top apparel providers of the country. Manufacturing technologies such as the specially woven Carhartt Master Cloth sets this company apart. Though Hamilton died in 1937, Carhartt remains a family-owned business to this day and is committed to providing the highest quality apparel for active workers.