Hamilton Carhartt founded his company in 1889, with two sewing machines and five employees. He found success by asking railroad workers what they wanted in a garment, and by offering his bib overalls as an “honest value for an honest dollar.” By the early 1900s, the company had grown to include several mills and sewing locations and Carhartt offered its facilities to the U.S. military to create uniforms during both World Wars. Carhartt’s top-quality American-made workwear has become iconic for its durability and affordability. In the 1970s and 1980s it gained popularity with punk, grunge and hip hop artists as an anti-fashion statement. Carhartt’s products now include a full apparel line for men, women and children, as well as its traditional tough workwear and outdoor gear. Still family-owned after three generations, Carhartt employs over 2,000 workers, and is proud of its tradition of offering American-made products for over 125 years.