Roots began with a simple idea and a desire to make it happen.


In 1973, Michael Budman and Don Green created Roots. They were inspired by their passion for Ontario’s Algonquin Park and everything it represented for them. The Roots style and values are based on quality, integrity and more »

True North

The strong connection between Roots and Canada runs deep. The true north, strong and free is a defining aspect of Roots. The country has been at the heart of Roots and is an intrinsic part of the personality and sensibility of the more »

We Are Makers

Leather has pride of place at Roots. The two are inseparable. It’s part of the soul of the company. A lot of thought and care go into each product before the Roots name and logo can go on more »

Green Commitment

Concern for the environment is one of our core values, we consider protecting the environment one of the most critical issues of our time. Roots is a practitioner of responsible, eco-friendly more »