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Get to know our writers, their roles, and the style they bring to Colette.
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Sarai

Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Silk crepe, linen, rayon challis, wool of all kinds
Warm pinks (coral, blush, peach), black, navy, camel, ivory, crisp white in summer
I love 1960s Givenchy and Lanvin from all eras. Modern designers I love include Céline and Erdem
Independence + creativity!

Sarai’s Style

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Haley

Editorial Director

Five years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since – first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her writing at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for our magazine, Seamwork.

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Wool is always such a joy to sew, whether it is a thick wool coating, or a fine wool challis
I love wearing black, and I am currently drawn to shades of pink, grey, gold, and camel
Madame Grès (especially her later work), and Rick Owens
Having complete control over your garments, from fit to style

Haley’s Style

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Katie

Katie teaches new skills through in-depth tutorials, sewalongs, and articles for Seamwork Magazine and The Colette Blog. She's all about encouraging sewers to try new techniques and create a personalized wardrobe that makes them feel great!

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Shirtings are always so much fun to work with, they're not too tricky, and come in great designs!
Cherry, Chartreuse, Mustard, and Grey — essentially all colors named after foods
Katty Xiomara and Vintage Dior
The ability to think something up and make it a reality over the weekend. I love the whole design process; picking the perfect fabrics, fitting, and the boost of confidence that I get everything I master a new technique!

Katie’s Style

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Meg

Communications Manager

Meg is here to help you. She's the smiling face behind our customer service and social media. Keeping in touch with our family of stockists, and shipping your orders all across the world, she loves seeing what you're making with our patterns.

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Linen, denim, French terry, and thick, cozy knits
Earth tones, blues, blacks, and I have a soft spot for sea foam green
Yoshiko Tsukiori, Rachel Comey, and Naomi Ito
The freedom of fabric choice and fitting

Meg’s Style

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Taylor

Taylor is an enthusiastic maker. As the graphic designer at Colette she infuses her creativity into all of our projects from print to web.

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Flannel, Linen, Shirting, Rayon
Green, Navy, Brown, Red
Lauren Moffatt, Hackwith Design House, Karen Walker
The brainstorming and dreaming process

Taylor’s Style

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