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Roots: 40 Years of Style

Afterword by Dan Aykroyd

Preface by Suzanne Boyd

Introduction by Michael Budman

Introduction by Don Green

  • 232 Pages
  • 9781770894198
  • 11.5" x 9.5"
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / Fashion
  • PHOTOGRAPHY

$39.95

Publication Date November 01, 2013

To commemorate Roots Canada’s fortieth anniversary, Roots: Forty Years of Style celebrates the company’s rich history and brings together a curated collection of the best and most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before.

As one of Canada’s most iconic brand, Roots has a history that runs deep into the heart of this country. Founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green, with a goal of translating their affinity for the Canadian wilderness and sport into a distinctive and unique aesthetic, Roots is now an internationally renowned company synonymous with excellent design, workmanship, and innovative store concepts. From their revolutionary Negative Heel Shoes to their Beaver Canoe sweatshirts, their celebrated Team Canada Olympic hats to their high-quality leather goods, groundbreaking interiors, and camp chic, the company has truly defined Canadian style.

Roots: Forty Years of Style celebrates the company's rich heritage and brings together a curated collection of the best and most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before. Featuring an introduction by Michael Budman and Don Green, a foreword by famed fashion editor Suzanne Boyd, and an afterword by Academy Award-nominee Dan Aykroyd, this stunning stylebook takes us through Roots history and gives us a look into how this exceptional brand continues to be a global lifestyle leader.

Contributors

Dan Aykroyd

Suzanne Boyd

Michael Budman
Michael Budman and Don Green are the co-founders of Roots Canada, a leading lifestyle brand known around the world for its quality leather goods, active athletic, yoga wear, accessories, and home furnishings. Under their leadership, Roots has become one of Canada’s most iconic brands, and is also recognized for its support of the arts, culture, amateur sports, and other community- related initiatives. Established in 1973, with one tiny store in Toronto, Roots now has more than 200 retail locations in Canada, the United States, and Asia. Budman and Green live in Toronto with their families, and maintain cabins in Ontario’s Algonquin Park.

Don Green
Michael Budman and Don Green are the co-founders of Roots Canada, a leading lifestyle brand known around the world for its quality leather goods, active athletic, yoga wear, accessories, and home furnishings. Under their leadership, Roots has become one of Canada’s most iconic brands, and is also recognized for its support of the arts, culture, amateur sports, and other community- related initiatives. Established in 1973, with one tiny store in Toronto, Roots now has more than 200 retail locations in Canada, the United States, and Asia. Budman and Green live in Toronto with their families, and maintain cabins in Ontario’s Algonquin Park.

Reviews

"This coffee table-worthy tome goes a long way to explaining how Roots came to be the plus ultra of CanCool." Zoomer Magazine