NEO THREAD is the creative outlet and expression of me, Sarah Gonzales. I have a heart for sustainability and a deep admiration for the beautiful desert I get to call home.
I was raised in a waste-not-want-not home where we practiced reusing, recycling and upcycling whenever possible.
Inspired by the movement, textures and tones of New Mexico, the only home I've ever known. My upbringing, memories and love for New Mexico are all reflected in my work. I make beauty from discarded, second-hand materials.
Good work begins with good sourcing. The majority of the materials I use are either repurposed, second-hand materials such as old curtains, bed sheets, and textiles. Any and all new materials purchased are sustainably-made and purchased from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ owned small businesses whenever possible. If you're interested in supporting some of these businesses here is a crowd-sourced list of fabric and sewing suppliers put together and lead by @pinkmimosabyjacinta
The Place + Land Reparations:
NEO THREAD is non-Indigenous owned and operates on the Tiwa Pueblo land called Albuquerque. This project pays taxes to both the Pueblo as well as Indigenous-lead and centered organizations.