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Roots Canada Ltd.

Updated on October 15, 2014
My Roots Canada Leather Bag
My Roots Canada Leather Bag | Source

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.

Click here to see all of the new, used and vintage Roots items in my eBay store.

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

Paris Hilton Wears Roots
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

David Beckham Visits Roots
David Beckham Visits Roots

Rocket Man Adam Van Koeverden New Kayak World Record Holder Wears Roots

Rocket Man Adam Van Koeverden New Kayak World Record Holder Wears Roots
Rocket Man Adam Van Koeverden New Kayak World Record Holder Wears Roots

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shops at the Roots store in Beverly Hills

Arnold Schwarzenegger Shops at the Roots store in Beverly Hills
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."

Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky said, about the Roots 72 hour bag, "it is the best weekender bag I've ever traveled with."
Hockey Legend Wayne Gretzky said, about the Roots 72 hour bag, "it is the best weekender bag I've ever traveled with."

Roots Products

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

Elvis Stoyko and Prince William Wore Roots to Represent Canada in the Winter Olympics
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

Fred Klaus Elves Visit Roots and Hand Out Christmas Treats
Fred Klaus Elves Visit Roots and Hand Out Christmas Treats

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!

Team Spirit: A Field Guide To Roots Culture by Geoff Pevere - A very interesting book that tells the story of Roots Canada Ltd.

Team Spirit: A Field Guide To Roots Culture
Team Spirit: A Field Guide To Roots Culture
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

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      9 years ago

      Hi! This is an amazing and Awesome lens. Thanks for sharing such a nice lens. Nicely done, Keep up your great work!

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      9 years ago

      I love Roots as much as I do Tim Horton's.

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      9 years ago

      this is a lovely lens.roots is truly an exclusive Canadian product.

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      9 years ago

      The products look great. I've never heard of them before.

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      10 years ago from Sweden

      Beautiful clothes. I remember a date I had for over 40 years ago that wore one of these jackets with red and white =)

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      10 years ago

      My sons loved them a few years back.

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      10 years ago

      Mmmmm cozy Roots sweat wear!...I can feel it now...and I'm a big fan of their leather bomber jackets. Great fashion lens Brenda!

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      10 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've never heard of this brand before, but I'm impressed by their products.

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      11 years ago

      Wow! This must be a celebrity style company with David Beckham visiting and all. Love the name of Roots Canada! Had never heard of this before.

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      11 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love Roots sweats! Great for winter! :)

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      Moe Wood 

      11 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I love the leather bags. Especially the over your shoulder ones. (and thanks for the blessing.)

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      11 years ago

      What ever happened to Roots Airline?

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      11 years ago

      Excellent lens! Love the gretzky leather! Big fat fives!

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      11 years ago

      Hi Brenda, great lens. I have lensrolled your Roots lens also. They do make a good pair :)

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      12 years ago

      Thanks for including convenient links to eBay items. Check out my Roots Bags blog if you get a chance.

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      12 years ago

      Nice into for folks who aren't familiar with Root's stuff. Fun.

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      12 years ago

      Nice It's a new idea for making a good lens.....I love it.........

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      12 years ago

      Really Cool.

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      12 years ago

      A beautiful lens,with amazing graphics. 5***** for your efforts.

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      BLL LM 

      12 years ago

      Nice lens, you did a good job!

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      12 years ago

      I've never heard of Roots before. It sounds like an interesting place to shop.Lizzy

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      12 years ago

      Nice Lens! Welcome to the "SHOP AT HOME" group! Faith

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      12 years ago

      Good work brenda

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      12 years ago

      Welcome to The Best of eBay Canada Stores Group - Kathy


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