The Roots Leather Factory
We're proud of the 180 Makers and more than 45 year history of handcrafting leather goods at our factory in Toronto, Ontario.Learn More
Each of our leather bags passes through the hands of more than 10 expert artisans at our factory, to you.Learn More
First created in 1979, our Award Jacket has become an emblem of style and a proud part of our roots.Learn More
Over 40 years ago, we crafted our first leather jackets. Today, they continue to be part of our style and heritage.Learn More
Meet Our Makers
Kismat (Pam) Salim
"From the beginning, our Dad instilled in us what it takes to be a craftsman. This is more than a job, it’s a family tradition."
Vice President, Leather Factory 45 years with Roots
Supervisor, 45 years with Roots
“It’s really nice that the roots of this company are where I’m from.”
Sewer, 1.5 years with Roots
"I feel very proud... I’ve worked here for 28 years, for me it’s like a family."
Leather Cutter, 28 years with Roots
"I have 43 years of experience in leather cutting. I was born in Italy and moved to Canada in 1974. I started at Roots 24 years ago and I’m happy I’ve had a job here for so many years."
Leather Cutter, 24 years with Roots
"Every day that we work here, we really strive to make the best product we can using the best materials that we can find... it’s about quality and integrity. We build things to last for years to come."
Leather Product Developer, 5 years with Roots
"Everybody in the factory is like family... I love it here, this is like our home."
Embroidery, 9 years with Roots
Preparer, 4 years with Roots
Raywoti (Elizabeth) Singh
Stitcher 16 years with Roots
"For me, Roots is like part of my family. I love being able to see my sister every day."
Sewer, 39 years with Roots
Plant Manager, 34.5 years with Roots