Established in 1973, the Roots brand has stood the test of time. Inspired by the rugged beauty of Algonquin Park, our founders, Michael Budman and Don Green, set out to create a brand that captures the essence of the Canadian outdoors. From our first store in Toronto and the launch of our negative heel shoe, we have become an iconic Canadian brand with a rich heritage and portfolio of premium apparel, leather goods, accessories and footwear. While the world around us has changed, we have stayed true to the guiding principles of our brand. We believe that our uniquely Canadian self-confidence, authenticity, quality and unwavering integrity are more relevant today than ever before.

While our original inspiration was the great Canadian outdoors, today we are an inclusive lifestyle brand for those who want to enjoy the moment and embrace the spirit of the open air. Our products are worn by a broad cross-section of global consumers, including young professionals, students, families, athletes and entertainment icons. For nearly five decades, people have been drawn to the timeless style, comfort, functionality and versatility of our products and the stories and experiences that have shaped our brand. Canada will always be at the heart and soul of our business, but our guiding principles and premium products that this country has inspired transcend borders.

Our design and product development are driven by global consumer insights and supported by our heritage, our flexible sourcing network, our proven distribution footprint, and our Canadian leather manufacturing facility. We deliver products to our customers through our store network, online platform and international partnerships. As of July 29, 2017, our integrated omni-channel footprint included 116 corporate retail stores in Canada, 4 corporate retail stores in the United States, 109 partner-operated stores in Taiwan, 27 partner-operated stores in China and a global e-commerce platform that shipped to 54 countries during our most recently completed fiscal year.