Carhartt was born in Detroit in 1889. 126 years later (on August 27th, which happened to be our founder Hamilton Carhartt’s birthday) we opened our Flagship store. We are located at 5800 Cass Ave in Midtown (on Wayne State campus) in a building that is in the national historical buildings registry.
The people who brought the store to life and built the gem of our retail owned store fleet were union workers that are natives of Detroit and Michigan. The wood that is used throughout the store is reclaimed lumber from houses that have been torn down in Detroit (and each piece is stamped with the address that it came from). Our mural that faces I-94 (and is one of the largest in the city) was designed and painted by locals from Detroit. The majority of our pictures within the store are of native Michiganders using Carhartt and embodying the spirit of the Carhartt brand. Our concrete floor, rugs, counter tops, building signs, bathroom tiles, interior painting, were all sourced through local Detroit companies.
We've always been Detroit proud – and we feel that this store embodies the Detroit worker that we are so proud to support with world-class work wear.
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