A QUICK HISTORY LESSON.
Our story stretches all the way back to 1923, when two Tennessee brothers and a cousin teamed up to sell bib overalls. Apparently comfort, durability and great service were valued every bit as much back then as they are today. Their product line was a hit, and the business grew quickly.
In those days, nobody referred to our products as performance workwear. But that's exactly what we were making.
As the decades rolled by, Red Kap went on to design premium uniforms for all kinds of jobs. They now sold "matched sets" of work pants and shirts, along with the "Go-Getter" line of value-priced chambray shirts. Times were good.
EVEN THEN, CARS WERE IN OUR BLOOD.
Something really clicked when we started to pay special attention to the auto industry. Once we’d really focused in, it wasn't long before Red Kap became the uniform of choice for just about every major carmaker in America.
The more we threw ourselves into automotive, the more we learned. There are lots of little tricks and details you’d never discover without spending time in garages, custom shops and race pits. So that’s just what we did.
We talked to the best people we could find – the rock stars of the auto world. They became Red Kap test drivers – our biggest fans, and our harshest critics. Their feedback helped us fine-tune every new product that came along. Sometimes they’d even give us ideas for updating a classic design.
STRONGER. FASTER. BETTER.
That’s still how the Red Kap team works today. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. No, it may not be the easiest road to take. But this is what you do when you care about getting things right. It’s our heritage. And our future.
Go ahead. Try on one of our purpose-built uniforms for yourself. We’re pretty sure you’ll get just what we’re talking about.