A glimpse into the people and processes that make our leather factory a cornerstone of Roots.
“The quality of leather we have here is amazing. When I see someone wearing a product I know I made… it is an incredible feeling.”
– Maria, Sample Maker, 21 years with Roots Canada
The Leather Factory
Located in Toronto, Canada, our state-of-the-art leather factory has been operated by three generations of the Kowalewski family since its doors first opened. Famous for its old-world craftsmanship, each of our leather bags passes through the hands of no less than 40 expert artisans at our factory, to you.
“After so many years working with leather, you get to know the product. You know where you should cut and what direction the skin should go in – that knowledge comes with experience.”
– Danny, Leather Cutter,
24 years with Roots Canada
Proudly made in Canada since 1973, Roots Genuine Leather collection showcases our dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Using traditional techniques and machinery, we rely on the skilled hands of our expert craftsmen and craftswomen. Today, our leather bags, jackets, select footwear styles and accessories continue to be handcrafted right here at home.
“We have an incredible team of craftsmen and women; people who are experts in their field, people who work with their hands. We don’t do a lot of automation here and it allows us to work on the finer details.”
– Leo, Leather Product Development,
4 years with Roots Canada