The william carter company was founded in 1865 by william carter in needham, mass. it is one of the oldest and largest branded marketers of premium infants’ and children's apparel in the u.s. carter’s has long been known for its product innovations including the dropseat unionsuit. we patented this in 1907. the jiffon ® neck, nevabind ® sleeve, and handy-cuff mittens, all time-honored features, were originally patented in the 1930’s and are just as important today as they were then.
Founded in 1895 in oshkosh, wisconsin, oshkosh b'gosh, Inc. has grown from a small-town manufacturer of adult workwear into a global marketer of children's clothing and accessories. best known for our rugged, men's hickory-striped bib overalls, the company began making the pint size version in the early 1900's, so that children could dress like their fathers. It wasn't until miles kimball, a local mail order firm, featured a pair of children's bib overalls in its national catalog that sales of the item took off. prompted by the strong response, oshkosh b'gosh expanded distribution into specialty and department stores, and gradually broadened our children's wear line.
In July 2005 oshkosh joined the carter's family of brands. carter's and oshKosh are two of the oldest, largest, and most-recognized branded marketers of baby and young children's apparel in the u.s. our century-old heritage of quality and value has earned the respect and trust of generations of families. we continue that tradition with a company that addresses today's consumers, today's employees, and today's children. based on the belief that childhood is a celebration, our brands are all about creating products for children that are distinguished by quality and creative art and color. by celebrating childhood, we honor the creativity and imagination in children, and we foster an emotional connection to children and their families. we strive to be a great company to do business with, to have as a neighbor, and to work for. our vision statement encompasses our values and beliefs and we strive to conduct our business in a manner that reflects this vision: "we embrace creative leadership, innovative teamwork and a winning spirit to be the best for the benefit of our customers, our consumers, our employees and our shareholders." – less