I had been looking forward to the tour for the past week. I am proud to say that I have a few Roots bags that I have owned for about 7 years. The bags are still in great condition. Another plus is that they are Made in Canada.
The following are some pictures that I took on the tour. The bags are for the new Spring collection. We received a personal tour of the leather factory from Karl Kowalewski, Director of Leather and Product Development.
It was interesting to see the mix of old and new technology used to make the bags. I have noticed that the quality of leather used in making a Roots bag is very different to any other leather bag that I own. They are a great investment.
Making the shoes
Lots of leather
Karl showing us the first machine used to make shoes
The new collection for Spring
I really enjoyed the tour and realized that I need to do some shopping. I have a feeling that I will be getting the Roots Kristina bag very soon.
I would like to thank Laura for inviting me to the event and everyone else involved.