Established 2012, SC
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Our Story

The inspiration for Calmettos was born of a love of the outdoors; days in the field and woods with the Boykin. Fishing the Carolina Coast and those beautiful Palmetto trees that have withstood hurricane force winds and English cannonballs. The Palmetto represents strength with its tightly woven fibers while at the same time serving as an icon that reflects a casual ‘sweet-tea’ lifestyle. These are benchmarks of the Carolina coastal plain and the Calmettos. It’s all about heritage and deep roots – it’s akin to Calhoun (“Cal”) Harrelson, our founder and Calmettos artist.
Perfect for running errands, heading to the beach, or as a special gift bag, our rope handle totes boast of a beautifully embroidered Calmetto on these heavy cotton canvas bags. Choose your favorite color and enjoy the spacious inside that is perfect for carrying everything you need. tshirtpottingbenchGet your Calmetto comfort with our ultra-soft, washed chino twill hats. Embroidered with a contrasting Calmetto, you’ll soon have a new favorite hat to wear at the beach, ball games, boating, to run errands or just when enjoying the Calmettos lifestyle.PalmettoOur unique line of Calmettos note cards come in a variety pack of six beautifully illustrated Calmettos in rich colors, perfect for thank you’s, special announcements, a quick note to a friend, gifts or invitations – as was recently used by the Governor of South Carolina. You can even frame them for an office, den, study, or porch.
Additional Calmettos items will be introduced here from time to time, so check back often. You will find Calmettos at only the best clothiers, outdoor outfitters, gift shops and other retailers throughout the southeast.

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree…” Psalm 92:12