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Studio Happenings — behind the scenes

One Year Anniversary of Leah Weaving!

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One Year Anniversary of Leah Weaving!
If you're looking for a way to support Leah in her weaving journey... stay tuned! We'll be releasing many of the products that Leah has been working on later in the spring. We have many wonderful items planned for you this year, so keep checking back. Here's to 2022 bringing lots of great things your way! 

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Welcome to the New Year!

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Welcome to the New Year!
After selling out of almost everything we made all year long, we’re planning on significantly increasing the amount of product we make for the upcoming year. Last season we had record-breaking sales, so in addition to creating more of what you love, we’ll also be making new products to keep you coming back!

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Meet Marie: A Coletta Collections Artist

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Meet Marie: A Coletta Collections Artist

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...

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Developmental Disability Awareness Month

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Developmental Disability Awareness Month
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.

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Meet Zak: A Coletta Collections Worker

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Meet Zak: A Coletta Collections Worker
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.

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