Thread the Needle is born from the desire to make a change in people’s habits of consumption and creating an enterprise with a passion for sewing. This business is driven by a strong belief of giving a second life to outdoor gear and reducing consumer waste. It is also driven by a passion for outdoor activities.
Our goal is to provide our customers with the opportunity to repair and alter their goods instead of throwing them away. The textile industry is already extremely wasteful, and we believe that the most sustainable goods are the ones that already exist. This is why we focus on giving them a second life.
Meet the owner
Noemie Roy – Founder and owner of Thread the Needle
Entering trade school in Montreal, QC in 2015, sewing quickly grew from an interest to a passion for me. I was soon fascinated by the world of textiles, and had the early desire to create a company operating with environmentally friendly practices.
After two years of studies, I put my sewing machine aside and jumped on my bike for a three-month journey across Canada. Along the way, I found a home in Golden, BC, where I discovered a new passion: outdoor sports. Never before had they been so accessible and important to me; they are now a big part of my lifestyle and they bring me closer to people and nature. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, It didn’t take long for my seamstress services to be solicited by many outdoor enthusiasts. I would often be asked to repair snow pants, jackets, gloves, etc. This experience helped me develop my skills and I found satisfaction in fixing people’s gear; it led me to the project of an outdoor gear repair shop in Golden, a project at the convergence of my passions and beliefs.