Carhartt retraction- Some stuff is still made in the USA by union workers, heres where you can get them.

Note: This is a retraction to some information I had written in- Carhartt, Red Wing Shoes and more union news you may have missed, ideas, blurbs and dumbed down Americans

According to some information I have been made aware of, Carhartt still produces some of it's items "union-made" in the USA, they are not available on the Carhartt website, but can be found through a few stores nationwide which sell them. They can be distinguished by the product code beginning with the letter "U" or with the tag displaying "Made In USA"
A partial list of these retailers follows:

These items are not sold on Carhartt's site. It would be nice if Carhartt would prominently display on it's site these retailers that sell "Union Made in The USA" items. Please note, it is not my intention to hurt union workers.

I am still pissed that by not letting the public know that there is a choice and by hiding this information, it makes it seem as if there is no desire to purchase "Union-Made in USA" clothing, and further deceptively hides the fact that 100% of the products offered on their website and in most stores are indeed not "Made In The USA".

Another site, which has been pointed out by Omaha Steve at Democratic Underground, is having a Made in USA blowout sale this weekend, Union House Apparel

8 comments:

Omaha Steve said...

I just got one of their union made jackets at Alamar here in Omaha: http://www.alamaruniforms.com/

Omaha Steve

Joe638NYC said...

Thanks for the info brother, please anyone else who knows retailers who sell the Union Made Carhartt's please post here so I can gather a list together.

Anonymous said...

I am a union employee of carhartt. If you have any question please post them I will do my best to answer. I am sorry but I will have to remain anonymous for fear of action against me.
Hope to help spread the word about carhartt's poor quality garments that are coming in from every where over seas and mexico.
There are rumors that drug runners are using carhartt trucks to get drugs into the U.S. BUT cannot confirm!!!

Anonymous said...

Wanting to help spread the word about carhartt's poor quality garments that are coming in from every where over seas and mexico.

Here are some garments and where they are made.

Womens shirt- WK008 MADE IN ELSALVADOR.
WOMENS OVERALL- WR027 MEXICO.
WOMENS PANT- WB001 MEXICO.
WOMENS SHORTS- WB164 MEXICO.
HOOD FOR JACKET- WA149 MEXICO AND U.S. PARTS.
WOMENS SHIRTS- WS004,WK198 MADE IN INDIA.
CAPS- A238,A170 CHINA.
BELTS- A159,A245 CHINA.
KIDS JACKET- YYK217 MEXICO
KIDS SHIRT- YTK005 HONDURAS
KIDS SHIRT- YYK253 PAKISTAN
KIDS BIB OVERALL- YYR27 MEXICO.

This is just a small list that I could get together in a short amount of time.
There are some jackets that are coded "special makes" That means the garments were requested to be made in the USA. Like FFA school jackets.
We get many costumer returns everyday,dont know how many but usually there are returned for the reason of not made in the USA.

Any questions I will do my best to answer them..

Joe638NYC said...

Thank you both, it all helps

Anonymous said...

Carhartt in Glasgow kentucky has perminately layed off 36 union workers at the Glasgow DC. The work force was cut in half on 3/27/09.

Anonymous said...

The 4 or 5 garments their touting as being made in the USA, have always been made here. They just never marketed it as such.
They saw a little niche and are trying to take advantage of it, due to all the negative responses of outsourcing product.
The principals and morals the company was founded on are gone. I continue to see it each day at work. It's shameful and disheartening to see it happen.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked! Seeing the way Carhartt has jumped on the global bandwagon I thought for sure some equity fund or hedge fund must have bought them out or taken them over. Doing a search though it says they're still a family owned business run by descendents of the founder, Hamilton Carhartt. Even more amazing, they're still a privately owned company, not trading on the markets. I'm absolutely dumbfounded.

10 to 1 odds someone in the family went to one of our fabulous business schools that teaches business owners that they don't owe their workers or country anything. They're in business to make money and as much as they can any way they can, to hell with the consequences. Some of the greed is good crowd. Sure doesn't say much about the family descendants.

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