Carhartt While You Work

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

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Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

Greta de Parry and Carhartt

I had the opportunity to spend some time with Greta this week out at Crab Tree Farm in Chicago, where she’s an artist in residence. The estate is the most breathtaking farm I’ve ever seen. Her studio looks out onto a lake and pastures with sheep and other animals. Greta often wears Carhartt when she works. Since she works with open flames so much, the flame resistant products are perfect for her.

Both artistic and physically capable of turning her visions into something tangible and beautiful, Greta is the epitome of girl power. She welds, solders, cuts down trees, knows her way around a blow torch, designs and pours her own concrete molds, and so much more. Greta is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a background in sculpture, designed objects, and graphic illustration.

The furniture she makes is unique and raw in a very honest and natural way. The handmade qualities of her work compliment the materials she makes her pieces out of so well, as you can see in the stools pictured above. Check out the rest of her work here.

Carhartt does not make any garments that are specifically designed to be worn when welding. Carhartt Flame-Resistant Clothing will protect better than 100% cotton or synthetic garments because the FR fabric is self-extinguishing. However, flame-resistant clothing is susceptible to holes and fabric burns created by sparks and metal debris generated by activities such as welding.