At Coletta Collections our business is a personal one. Our studios are filled by artisans with disabilities each working to create beautiful hand-crafted pieces for your home and life. You may be familiar with some of the items we sell, but you may not know are the individual stories of the artisans making these goods. So, we would like to introduce you to Marie! Marie has been with Coletta Collections since relocating from Virginia Beach to the DC metro area in 2016. In Virginia Beach, Marie was employed as an assembly worker. Any small parts or other items required for...
At Coletta Collections we embrace disability awareness every day. As we say “The mission of St. Coletta of Greater Washington is to empower children and adults with intellectual disabilities to discover their full potential” Our vision is for people with intellectual disabilities to be recognized and accepted as valuable contributors to the world around them.
While we like to talk about the wonderful functional aspects of the products we sell, don’t forget about the intrinsic value that buying an item from us provides. Our products are more than just another pretty thing from the store, they are full of meaning, purpose and provides a means of income to those who truly need it. Consider what the purchase of this product means for the artisan who made it. For Zak, it means he is a lot more like his peers who are now independent adults.
We hope that after everyone feels safe, we’ll be able to have more people return to the studio. In the meantime, we’re looking for ways to take advantage of our new work situation, and with that brings some great news! With less people on site, and a bit more “free” time we have a great opportunity to train a new worker. We are excited to announce that we have a new weaver working with us now, Leah!
This past year has brought home décor, gardening and outside living areas into the forefront of buyers minds. With that in mind, we have been working on some new prototypes to brighten up our outdoor areas!