100 years after Hamilton Carhartt started his eponymous workwear brand, Carhartt WIP (Work In Progress) was founded in Europe in 1989. The brand was created with the intention of taking Carhartt’s core products and characteristics and introducing a level of design and quality not available in the workwear-focused mainline. With WIP, the classic jackets were now lined with PolarTec and the hoodies made with heavy-weight cotton. New additions and tweaks aside, the change most consistent with each piece of WIP (versus mainline Carhartt) is that WIP is the slimmer, more European take on original Carhartt designs. As the more streetwear adjacent of the two, WIP also does collaborations with brands like Nike, Stussy and PACCBET.
Is Carhartt WIP made in the USA?
Production for Carhartt WIP is centered around a company-owned factory in Tunisia.
Who owns Carhartt?
Carhartt is a privately held, family-owned company.
Why are Carhartt beanies so popular?
Carhartt beanies are popular because of their quality, accessibility and price.