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Roots Canada Ltd.
Roots Canada Ltd. - Fun Clothing, Fantastic Leather and Much More - All With A Canadian Connection!
Roots Canada Ltd. is a Canadian company that sells clothing and accessories for women, men and children and Roots clothing and leather is loved by anyone who values quality merchandise with a Canadian connection. This page is a simple introduction to Roots -- the history of the company and the articles they make. It will also serve as a great resource for finding Roots items if you are shopping for a gorgeous new leather bag or purse or a Canadian t-shirt or sweatshirt.
Roots Canada History
Roots was founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green
Based in Toronto, Roots was founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green. They decided to create a company based on a summer camp that they attended as children in Ontario's Algonquin Park. The first item that they sold from their single store in Toronto was footwear. It was commonly known as the 'Earth Shoe' and was officially called the 'Roots Negative Heel Shoe.'
Roots Company and Policies
How does Roots produce top quality clothing and leather?
Roots now employs more than 2,000 people in Canada and has about 106 stores in Canada, 4 in the United States and 30 in Asia. If you do not have a Roots store close to your home you can find quality Roots items online. Be sure to check what I have in my inventory at Treasures By Brenda.
Although not all merchandise is manufactured in Canada, Roots demands that the quality of its merchandise be excellent. It has a well-respected link to maintain between Roots and Canada and strives to uphold that reputation. Roots fostered this link in the past through its hugely successful Olympic collections and by creating merchandise for concerts, cultural events and movies.
Roots created the Canadian Olympic outfits from 1998 to 2004 and has also done so for Great Britain, the United States and Barbados. Remember the 1998 poorboy hats worn by the Canadian Olympic team in 1998? They sold 500,000 of them in 1998! Those Olympic collections are still sought after and eBay may well be the best location to find them.
Roots Code of Conduct
Roots uses only reputable manufacturers
Roots products are made in Canada, the United States, South Asia, Asia and South America only using reputable companies and suppliers who adhere to the Roots Code of Conduct.
Factories must provide:
- Working conditions meeting health, safety and labor standards.
- Respect for all workers.
- No child or forced labour.
- Sustainability - minimize the impact on the environment and avoid too much packaging in shipping.
- Inspections by independent auditors.
- No discrimination based on gender, race, nationality and religion.
Paris Hilton Wears Roots
Roots For Celebrities and For You
People around the world love Roots clothing
Wayne Gretzky, BSB, Sarah McLachlan, the Moffats, Jake, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver, Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, David Beckham, Natasha Bedingfield, Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame, Will Ferrell, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum, The Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, Tori Spelling and Ashley Tisdale have all been seen wearing Roots items and/or shopping at Roots.
Why? Because Roots makes the most comfortable casual clothing pieces you can find. Sweat pieces have soft fleece inside, some t-shirts have 'worn' logos, and hoodies, well, they are just 'to die for.' Some people consider Roots hoodies the best - they are great fitting and very comfortable and come in a wide range of colors and logos.
You can't have a relaxed day unless you are in comfy clothing and it is a bonus when you are wearing something so wonderful.
If you own Roots items, you already know of their wonderful quality items. If not, what are you waiting for?
David Beckham Visits Roots
Rocket Man Adam Van Koeverden New Kayak World Record Holder Wears Roots
Arnold Schwarzenegger Shops at the Roots store in Beverly Hills
Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky said, about the Roots 72 hour bag, "it is the best weekender bag I've ever traveled with."
Roots makes wonderful clothing and fabulous leather products
Of course you know that they now sell a wonderful range of items including but not limited to:
Roots Genuine Leather including shoes, jackets, bags, belts and luggage.
Roots Athletics sportswear including t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women
Roots Time -- handsome watches
Roots Kids and Roots Baby
Roots Yoga and
Roots Home items including furniture, linen, towels and accessories.
Elvis Stoyko and Prince William Wore Roots to Represent Canada in the Winter Olympics
Roots Kids and Baby Roots Clothing
Sweet pieces, excellent quality! You'll pass these down from child to child!
Remember seeing Prince William in the cool clothing of the Canadian Olympic team? (If you do not, take a look again at the above picture. That is him wearing the poorboy hat.)
Roots Kids was created in 1983. It allows kids to enjoy some of the same clothing and styles that their favorite celebreties can be seen wearing.
Roots Canada Ltd. Items Available in My eBay Store, Treasures By Brenda
All of my eBay items feature FREE shipping in Canada and to the United States.
I have some wonderful Roots items in my eBay store. The pieces I carry are generally sold-out at the retail level. This may be your last chance to pick up some of them new or a rare chance to pick up a pre-owned item that you admired when it was brand new. You can reach the Roots section of my store by clicking on Treasures By Brenda.
Wherever you decide to purchase your Roots Canada items, you will not be sorry that you paid a little more for their style and their quality!
Find Yourself A Fun Leather Purse, Bag or Jacket by Roots On EBay
These bags are truly amazing in style and top quality, too! I own four of the leather bags and I love them.
Fred Klaus Elves Visit Roots and Hand Out Christmas Treats
- Sold Out! The Schlep Bag, Handbag or Purse By Roots ...
The Schlep Bag. "Be One Of Only 10 People To Own This Bag!" screamed the advertisement at the Roots online store. Roots Canada Ltd. created this limited edition bag to sell on their website...ten bags, numbered one to ten, made of Gerbera Italian...
- Cheshire Cat and More Alice in Wonderland Purses and Tote Bags
Looking for a fantastically fun, whimsical or unique Alice in Wonderland purse or handbag? After all, Alice is the new black and you are going to be needing one of her bags for the tea party...or for the premiere of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland m
- A Few Pink Hobo Purses or Handbags
If style doesn't matter to you as long as it is a pink purse then you know you really love pink. You might like other colors too, but pink is your favorite. Whether you are the type of woman who has quite a few purses that you change up regularly or.
- Kathy Van Zeeland Handbags
On this page, check out five wonderful Kathy Van Zeeland bags as well as some information about the designer.
- Fabulous Fashionable Lunch Bags
Now you no longer have to "brown-bag" your lunch or carry a clunky lunch pail. These fashionable lunch bags are as stylish as your handbags! You can go wild with polka dots in your choice of colors or share your chic, savvy side with a black...
True Life Story Nets Roots Lifelong Customers
On October 31st, 2007, Evangelina Manu was off to work at a Montreal outlet. She noticed a van outside and two men anxiously standing by. Inside the van, a woman ws delivering a baby and, very quickly, a newborn baby girl was born and exposed to the cool October air.
Evangelina sprung into action and headed for the Roots Baby section where she purchased sleeper, blanket and hat to cover the baby.
"The whole event was really special to me because I had just had my own daughter 11 months prior, so it was very moving to watch someone do the same. It's such an amazing story for everyone involved and was such a great way to start the morning!" - Ms. Manu
She certainly has that right and this baby was lucky to start out life in some wonderful Roots Baby wear!
Follow These Links To More Great Roots Canada Items and Information
- Celebrities Seen Wearing Roots Canada
Interested in seeing who is wearing Roots? This link takes you directly to the Roots 'Buzz' page.
- Roots Canada Ltd. in the United States
Travel directly to the Roots site for the United States and check out what is new this season.
- Roots Canada Ltd. in Canada
Travel directly to the Roots site for Canadians and check out what is new this season.
- Roots Canada on eBay
This link will search for and show you exactly what Roots merchandise is available today on eBay.
- Roots Canada on Wikipedia
This link takes you to a brief history on Wikipedia of the organization that is Roots Canada Ltd.
- Roots Bags Blog
Canada's Dirty Little Secret. If you've never considered a Roots bag, you've probably never felt one in your hands. Chic. Trendy. Designer. Made In Canada. Roots Bags.
More Canada Reading
- Vincent Van Gogh's Visit To Ottawa and The National ...
Like many people around the world, I have long been somewhat familiar with Vincent Van Gogh. He's the artist who couldn't sell a painting while he was alive and who cut off part of his own ear, isn't he? If you are not aware of those bits of...
- President Barack Obama visited Ottawa, Canada (2009)
In his first official foreign trip after taking office in January 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama was welcomed on to Canadian soil at the Ottawa airport on the morning of February 19, 2009 by Michaelle Jean, Canada's Governor-General and by the...
- Thanksgiving Day in Canada
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is a beautiful children's picture book that was written by Krys Val Lewicki and illustrated by Ana Auml. It tells the story of a family that travels to their Grandparents home for a traditional dinner in Canada. While...
Team Spirit: A Field Guide To Roots Culture by Geoff Pevere - A very interesting book that tells the story of Roots Canada Ltd.
If you want to read more about the history of Roots Canada Ltd., you may wish to buy yourself or a Roots fan a copy of this book. It is out of print but can be purchased through Amazon's affilliate sellers and possibly through eBay.
Do You Think It Is Worth 'Rooting' Deeper In Your Wallet To Buy Roots Canada Items?
Your opinion, please. Do you think Roots clothing items are great? Are they worth the extra cost? What about their leather products? Are these products nicer? Are they worth paying more for? Do they last longer?
Are you willing to spend more for Roots Canada products?
© 2008 Treasures By Brenda