The Spirit of Detroit

A tiny downtown loft in Detroit was the birthplace of Carhartt. The year was 1889. With just two sewing machines, Hamilton Carhartt & Company began producing the historic work wear we all know and love today.

Exploring Detroit / Crafted in Carhartt
Detroit remains at the heart of the company.
Exploring Detroit / Crafted in Carhartt
Michigan Central Station

Exploring Detroit / Crafted in Carhartt

Exploring Detroit / Crafted in Carhartt
buildings along historic Michigan Avenue

“I believe that when a man wears an article that I manufacture, his self-respect is increased because he knows that it is made by an honest manufacturer, who is honest with his employees.” -Hamilton Carhartt

Next week, Crafted in Carhartt is featuring another Detroit-based family owned and operated business. Until then, check out some of our favorite Detroit makers and the beautiful city we call home.