Noemie Roy owns and operate Thread the Needle from her home. Keri Sculland/Star Photo

Business Profile: Thread the Needle gives outdoor clothing and gear a second life

After attending seamstress trade school in Quebec, and working there for a couple years, Noemie Roy took a bike trip across Canada.

She stopped in Golden overnight, and stayed with some amazing hosts. She continued on her way, but it wasn’t long before she returned.

Living an active lifestyle in the mountains, Roy knows the importance of good quality outdoor clothing and gear. With a desire to extend the life cycle of expensive gear, Roy offers repairs and alterations at her business, Thread the Needle.

The new start up only began a few weeks ago, and pick up and drop off is available through Darkside Snow Skate Life. After repairing and altering outdoor gear for her friends since she moved to Golden, Roy decided to make her career from it, and has found her business very rewarding.

“I really like it. Outdoor clothing is really (high) quality clothing,” Roy said. “The technology brings a challenge.”

Outdoor clothing is made from a variety of superior textiles, and Roy has the skill and training to keep that outdoor clothing lasting as long as it possibly can.

“It’s my way to add to Golden. That’s what people wear here,” Roy said.

In her first year of business, Roy hopes she will get her name out there, and locals will know to turn to her when they need clothing and equipment repaired or altered. Alterations include lengthening or shortening pieces of clothing.

“The business is something that really drives me,” Roy said, adding that she wants to expand on it in the future to teach others.

Moving forward, she might host workshops, and teach people how to fix the simple repairs by themselves.

“If you’re not going to fix it, it’s going to sit in the basement until you buy new stuff,” she said.

Thread the Needle also offers 24-hour emergency repairs, for people who need their gear right away.

Find out more about the services Thread the Needle offers at, or on Facebook and Instagram

Just Posted

Golden’s weekly news recap

Find out what’s going on in the community

Host/creator of ‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ shares destination portal

‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ host Don Freschi hooks people up with the ultimate fly-fishing experience

Services report: Golden Fire Rescue saves cat from tree

Golden Fire Rescue Golden Fire Rescue was very busy over the past… Continue reading

Rockets gain an edge with dedicated athletic therapist

The Golden Rockets are upping their game this year in many different… Continue reading

Clothesline Project displays powerful meanings in Golden

Pedestrians and drivers in Golden may have noticed an interesting display near… Continue reading

Protesters rally in Victoria over newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Still No Consent! No Trans Mountain! 20 kilometre march will end at Island View Beach

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read