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. Their goal was to translate their affinity for the Canadian wilderness and sports into a distinctive line of genuine leather products and authentic athletic wear.
In time, Roots would become known around the world for its excellent design and workmanship and its innovative retail stores.