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Conscious Design Meets Comfort In Newly Launched Roots Collection

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Roots gets conscious with comfort. The Company's new One Collection has transformed Roots' longstanding brand commitment to quality, comfort, and integrity into a new fleece collection that is a gender-free fit, offers an extended size range, and uses sustainable fibers to create the Company's most comfortable and softest fleece to date.

Photo Insert: The Roots One Collection is set to be launched on September 17, 2021

With an official launch date of September 17, 2021, across all Roots stores and online at roots.com, customers can sign up for an advanced sneak peek and an opportunity to purchase their favorites from the collection early by clicking on the following link: https://www.roots.com/ca/en/roots-one-signup.html

"One is not a one-time campaign or a single product line. It is an evolution of our business," said Meghan Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roots. "Informed by customer insights and a clear opportunity to create meaningful change in the consumer shopping experience, we have taken an important step in a long-term commitment to offering extended sizes, gender-free fits, and sustainable materials. With a focus on the individuality of style, we believe the possibilities with One are endless."

Designed with a focus on fit, not size, Roots One Collection is all about creating pieces that inspire inner confidence. With that in mind, the Company reinvented its fit process and size standards. Roots ran fit clinics with more than 50 people from both inside and outside the Company.

All participants tried on multiple sizes to ensure consistency in fit and aesthetic across sizes. In addition, Roots developed a new size chart for the collection. The sizes run from one to eight, which corresponds to conventional women's sizing of XS to 4XL and XXS to 3XL for men. This approach intentionally creates a new shopping experience where customers focus on a fit that expresses their personal style rather than being restricted by labels. One is also available in kid and toddler sizes.

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Consciously curated from 80% organic cotton and 20% recycled fibers, One is arguably Roots most comfortable fleece to date. With a classic combination of cool and warm seasonal hues to choose from, the collection's color pallet draws inspiration from Mother Nature herself.

One goes beyond a single collection. It is a brand commitment that extends across all aspects of Roots' business, including marketing, in-store merchandising, and the online shopping experience. Roots is also working to extend the principles of One into many of its core collections, with an expectation of a broader selection of extended sizes and gender-free fit options to land in-store and online for the 2022 holiday shopping season.

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The One marketing campaign features a vibrant and diverse cast of all sizes, ethnicities, and gender identities. Roots has also worked to create a fit-focused and size-integrated shopping experience in its stores and online. Across all Roots stores, One will be merchandised together across the entire size run.

In addition, Roots store associates have participated in specific customer-focused training as they will play an important role in creating an in-store shopping experience that is reflective of what One represents. Online, Roots is launching a specific gender-free shopping destination and is increasingly working to showcase all of its products on an even broader array of models and body types.

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To complement the fleece collection, Roots is launching One leather products, all of which are handcrafted in Canada from premium Italian leather, cut, and sewn at the Company's Toronto Leather Factory, One Leather is made from vegetable-tanned leather, which uses a more natural development process that is safer for and kinder to the planet.

In addition, this leather grows in character over time and develops a rich patina, giving each bag a one-of-a-kind look.


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