Roots was founded by Michael Budman and Don Green, two city kids who met at summer camp in Algonquin Park, where they first fell in love with the ideals and beauty of Canada.
Starting from a little cabin, they created Roots, inspired by the experience of travelling from their city homes into the heart of Canada's wilderness.
Since our founding, we have united the best of cabin and city through unmistakable style, built with uncompromising comfort.
“It was a twelve-hour trip by train, bus and boat to Camp Tamakwa in the heart of Canada’s wilderness that would change everything.”
Founders, Budman & Green
Made for Your Everyday Adventures
We're a premium outdoor lifestyle brand that embodies a comfortable cabin-meets-city style, made for your everyday adventures no matter where you're headed next.
What Guides Us
We are a place of inclusivity, diversity and open-mindedness. We support one another and the communities where we live and work.
While we draw inspiration from the world around us, we never forget where we have come from - our heritage and Canadian beginnings.
We always strive to do what's right, and to build trust and lasting relationships with our brand community.
We celebrate the individuality of style as a form of self-expression. We believe everyone should enjoy everyday adventures, living life on their own terms.
Heritage and Quality for Generations
Original leather goods have been at the heart of Roots since our inception, and to this day, our leather products remain largely a creation of human hands.
Since our founding, our Toronto leather factory has been operated by generations of family craftspeople. Our skilled team of leather artisans are the backbone of our leather products, and we are proud of the genuine handcrafted leather goods we make.
“My father Jan was a master shoemaker who instilled in us the importance of quality and ethics. He taught us that there are no shortcuts.”
Vice President, Leather Product Development,
Design & Manufacturing
Born in Canada,
Our birthplace may have been in Algonquin Park, but we unite the best of cabin and city globally. We have over 120 stores across North America, more than 150 internationally, and we offer online shipping to over 70 countries. You can always find Roots, no matter where you are.
"The site is super easy to use, but the thing I love most is the product. Everything I own from Roots is super high quality and lasts for years."
"The quality of the products are amazing and shipping is always very quick! Checkout is super quick and then it’s ordered."
Chipman, New Brunswick
"Definitely love the quality, worth your money. Clothing lasts a very long time and is super warm and cozy."
"I love Roots clothing, not only for the durability and quality but also the material, designs and longevity of the clothing. ALSO -- awesome that its Canadian! :)"