From its original shoot, Roots Canada has branched out into many areas. The apparel chain, known among some as the Canadian Gap, sells outdoorsy clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Firmly planted in the land of maple leaves and beavers, the company has more than 120 stores in Canada and the US, and about 40 locations in Asia (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Besides apparel, the company offers leather goods, eyewear, watches, and fragrances, even lending its name to a line of furniture. About 40% to 50% of Roots merchandise in manufactured at its factory in Toronto. Roots is owned by Detroit-natives Michael Budman and Don Green, who co-founded the company as a footwear store in 1973.