Our mission

We’re Hot Paws. And we’re here to warm you up. That’s right because we’re the kind of company that’s always believed in the power of hugs, smiles, warm clothing, and creature comforts.

As Canadians, we spend almost half of the year in cold weather. And at Hot Paws, we’ve always seen this as something to be embraced and celebrated. Because when you have the right winter accessories — hats, gloves, scarves, etc. — cold weather can be your friend. From the first frost in the fall to the deep chill of winter, to those refreshing days of early spring, cold weather has a certain power and magic to it like no other.

Quite simply, the cold brings us all together. And when you’re warm inside, it makes it all that much more enjoyable. A crisp early morning walk to work. Making snowmen in the playground. Tobogganing on a Sunday afternoon. A family stroll in the woods.

Smile. Play. Laugh. Be warm. That’s what we’ve always been here for. Because no matter what the weather, no matter the cold, we are always there to make sure that you smile right through it.

Hot Paws | Happy Inside Out

Our story
It all started with a pair of gloves…

Since 1976, we’ve been on a mission to make sure that everyone who wears the Hot Paws brand is happy inside out. We started out small, with a pair of gloves, but we always had in mind what a big difference we could make in people’s lives. Just by helping to keep them warm.

Since then, we’ve grown and expanded our fashionable and colourful collection into knit and fleece gloves for men and women, and then we moved on to hats, scarves and neck-warmers, as well as winter gear for the entire family — socks, boots and outerwear.

Every one of our products is designed in Canada, by Canadians. This just makes sense — that the people who make Hot Paws have firsthand experience with our winters, and know how to design the winter gear that keeps you warm all season long. With innovative proprietary features, such as Therma-Last®, Fiberflo®, Microvel® and Aquatech®, Hot Paws gloves and mitts deliver great quality and a fantastic fit. Over the past 5 years, Hot Paws has expanded its collections to include base layers, socks, boots, and outerwear. 

With new styles, new looks, and new materials that are always in the works, you can rest assured that you’re getting the most weather-resistant and budget-proof products possible. In fact, Hot Paws is the leading winter accessories brand in Canada, selling several million products every single year. And now with the recent launch of our online store, we’re a leading brand around the world too.