The Roots XL Collection is Celebrating 40 Years of Business

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 4, 2014 • References: usa.roots and coolhunting
The Roots XL Collection is celebrating 40 years of classic sportswear with a heavyweight line made in Canada. It consists of classic pieces that are put together and crafted exceptionally well. The company is hard to beat when it comes to loungewear, predominantly known for sweatshirts and sweatpants, and now is launching a new set of basics.

Made from heavyweight fleece, the gear is perfect for getting North America through the last stretch of winter. Roots designer Adrian Aitchenson states, "We really wanted to leverage the heritage aspect of our brand."

For this collection, the company has developed a new yarn that could be used as a fleece at a local mill in Ontario. It's textured, yet soft and substantial without feeling bulky.