The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed back up with Roots to produce limited edition, lightweight reusable face masks featuring the Compass Rose. Support the Society and keep your loved ones safe, with proceeds from each mask sale going towards supporting the critical education programming of the RCGS. Made in Canada. 🇨🇦
Roots Reusable Face Mask is a washable and reusable non-medical mask, meant as an additional measure you can take to protect others around you, without needing to use medical masks that should be reserved for frontline workers. All masks are handmade in Canada at our Toronto Leather Factory, where we’ve repurposed our manufacturing operations to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The mask also has a slip pocket that can be used to place a filter material within, including any kind of HEPA filter, which may improve effectiveness. Face masks can become contaminated on the outside, or when touched by your hands. If the mask becomes damp or soiled, wash the mask in a laundry bag, using a hot water wash. Please also wash before first use.
*Masks are sold individually. The mask colour you receive may vary. At this time, we are making masks in limited quantities and restocking them online as soon as possible.
Medical masks, including surgical, medical procedure face masks, and respirators are in short supply and should be kept for healthcare workers and others providing direct care to COVID-19 patients.
While wearing a non-medical mask has not been proven to protect the person wearing it, it can reduce the chance that others come into contact with the wearer’s respiratory droplets – just like coughing into your sleeve instead of into your hands.
It is important to understand that non-medical masks have limitations and need to be used safely. If you choose to use a non-medical face mask, be sure to wash your hands immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off. When wearing a mask, be sure to avoid touching your face. It should fit well to ensure that air flows through the mask and not around it. You should not share your mask with others. Non-medical masks should not be placed on children under the age of two; anyone who has trouble breathing; or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Remember that non-medical masks alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must consistently and strictly adhere to good hygiene and public health measures, including frequent hand washing and physical (social) distancing. We recommend you regularly review and monitor guidance set out by relevant health authorities, including from the Government of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Roots to produce 90th anniversary expedition jacket celebrating explorers and Fellows past and present. The custom jackets are made to order at the Roots Leather Factory in Toronto, Ontario. There are only 90 limited edition, numbered jackets available. Because these jackets are made to order, no refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Due to the holidays, jackets will arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of purchase. Please refer to the sizing chart to ensure the correct size is ordered. Proceeds to benefit the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. To learn more about the patches and expeditions featured on this one-of-a-kind jacket, click here.
Celebrate Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space, Roberta Bondar, who flew aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-42 from January 22 to 30, 1992. Now you can own a replica of her official mission patch with the newest RCGS t-shirt available in our Society Shop. Made in Canada by Roots.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Red Canoe to produce a limited selection of Compass Rose t-shirts featuring an embroidered Coat of Arms patch sewn onto the garment. Patch location varies (left sleeve for men's, back nape for women's) depending on the style selected. Made in Canada.
Celebrate the ethnosphere with this limited edition t-shirt featuring an expedition patch designed for renowned author, explorer and RCGS honorary vice-president Wade Davis. Proceeds to support the critical programming of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Made in Canada by Roots.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Red Canoe to produce a limited selection of Compass Rose t-shirts featuring an embroidered Coat of Arms patch sewn onto the garment. Patch is located on the left sleeve. Made in Canada.