Adele Stafford

Maker and Artist

Adele Stafford is a handweaver and the Founder of Voices of Industry - where she creates hand-woven textiles and apparel from 100% domestic fibre, farmed and spun in the United States. Voices of Industry invests in the independent farmer, the biodynamic alchemist, and the punk rock shepherdess, producing small collections of work that reflect the fibre’s true, and often gritty, agricultural story.

Adele returned to being a maker and an artist after fifteen years of working in a business strategy role for a variety of creative organizations including frog design and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Adele received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons College.


What's It Like To Farm Fabric And Allow Textiles To Tell A Story?
Adele StaffordCreativity
Standing in a field of naturally coloured cotton under a midday blazing sun, Adele Stafford was introduced to both a magical crop and the harrowing story of the farmer who’d spent thirty years fighting to cultivate and grow it, going up against an in...
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