Who can resist a company whose motto is, “When in doubt, wear sweats”? Roots Canada was founded by Michael Budman and Don Green in 1973. These two transplanted Americans were inspired by their passion for Canada’s Algonquin Park to create a company with a commitment to environmental issues and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle which celebrates the natural beauty of the Canadian outdoors. Beginning with one small store in Toronto, the company has grown to become Canada’s number one lifestyle brand, world-renowned for its quality leather goods, home furnishings, apparel and accessories. Now operating over 220 retail locations and an online store, Roots continues to promote the nature, culture and sports of Canada in its product lines of leather goods, sportswear, kids’ and baby apparel, homegoods, accessories and more. The company strives to maintain a green, eco-friendly business model and continually gives back to the community through charitable contributions.