Our Story

NOKÉO blends traditional artistic creativity with modern function.

Our fine leather goods are handcrafted in our Texas studio by designer and founder, Michelle Nokéo Twite. 

Michelle’s late great-grandmother was a master weaver in Pakse, Laos. It was the only way she could make a living while also caring for her children. In her later years, she formed a weaving school under her house to pass her skills along to the next generation of young women in the village. It is her great-grandmother’s spirit that inspired Michelle to continue the legacy of empowering women to achieve their full potential utilizing the skills they have.

“Each product tells a story and helps preserve traditional hand-weaving techniques that have been passed down through generations.”