Heritage workwear brand Carhartt- was founded over a century ago in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt in historically industrial focused Detroit city. The heritage American brand had modest beginnings providing traditional work uniforms and garments with a single goal in mind: Set a standard of excellence to which all others would aspire. Throughout it's storied operations, Carhartt established a recognizable style including their trademark "Carhartt Brown" duck canvas. As American Workwear became popular within urban culture scenes, Carhartt began a new distribution network in 1994 with the European "Work in Progress" line. The first fashion focused designs began in 1997 as the brand's authentic products were well received. More recently the company unified these efforts as demand for fashion forward Carhartt items increased with distribution expanding to Asia and finally back to North America. Influenced by their initial mantra and long standing legacy, the Heritage line re-interprets classic, rugged workwear with contemporary fits, designer details and superior quality fabrics.