Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in Detroit, the company started out producing durable workwear and duck canvas overall's in 1889. 100 years later Carhartt Work In Progress (Carhartt WIP) surfaced under Edwin Faeh in Europe representing a modern interpretation of Carhartt that still encompasses the classic and heritage aesthetics of the iconic label.
In 1997 the first collection designed exclusively by Work In Progress was launched. Since then, Work In Progress has been carefully modifying, adapting and refitting workwear cuts for the demands of modern life and immersing itself in global underground culture with flagship stores in NYC, Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin and Sydney.
Combining their endorsement of the skate, music, art and underground scenes with Hamilton’s original pursuit for high quality, durable clothing – the 90's saw Carhartt WIP rise to the forefront of streetwear.