Carhartt Inc. was established in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan USA by Hamilton Carhartt. For over 120 years Carhartt has been dedicated to its mission of providing Best In Class apparel for the active worker. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress (WIP). In 1997 the first selection of pieces made especially for the European market were added to the regular collection. Easily Carhartt WIP grew to one of the leading brands within the European Streetwear scene. Today, Carhartt WIP is known for a supreme collection and its dedicated support of upcoming artists, musicians, skateboarders and BMX riders.