Monday, January 27, 2014

voices of industry

Adele Stafford is a weaver and the owner of Voices of Industry, for which she crafts simply exceptional cloth in her Oakland, CA studio, all of which is 100% farmed and spun in the US.

The garments that are made from this cloth are pretty stunning - her first collection was inspired by Sally Fox, a farmer, breeder and pioneer of the naturally colored cotton that was used to create each piece. I love that all the color in these garments comes directly from the plant, and would never have imagined the broad range and subtle colors possible for cotton.
We consider the farmers that produce our cotton and wool as co-conspirators and friends. We invest in the independent grower, the biodynamic alchemist and the punk rock shepherdess. We know that cloth is a direct extension of agriculture and we care, deeply, about that origin. 

We seek collaboration as a way of building industry, firm in the belief that our best work can only come from shared process and expertise. All of our work is grown, woven and sewn in the U.S.
It's a beautiful first collection, and I can't wait to see what Adele comes up with next. Find out more on Voices of Industry's website.

(Photography by Brian Ferry. Via Miss Moss)

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