The Kootenays is a magical region of dense pine forests, pristine glacier fed lakes, epic mountain ranges, sandy beaches, and natural hot springs. This is where we draw our inspiration for Kootz Rootz. We are Kootenay and outdoor inspired lifestyle merchandise. Kootenay culture is all about good folk, good fun, and the natural landscape that binds us. It's apparel and goods that are the epitome of your laid back lifestyle. We are a sister-sister team born and raised in the Kootenays who love nature!
In July 2013, we were both working in Alberta and brimming with creative energy. One thing we could both agree on was that we missed home... growing up surrounded by the outdoors on Kootenay Lake, and being part of the small town vibe. With not much to go on, we purchased a website and drafted what would become a passion project dedicated to the Kootz. This project is a culmination of creative design and local love.
We are strong advocates of other small Canadian-based businesses, female entrepreneurs (we are working Moms!), and supporting the Kootenays in any way that we can. To read more about our mission to Collaborate | Create | Care, visit our collaborations page.
All Kootz Rootz designs are by us! Our apparel is printed
in British Columbia and all of our models are Kootenay born!
Develop a sense of nostalgia for something or
you'll never figure out what is important. - Gary Shteyngart