Inspired by Heritage.
Nokéo 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.
Michelle received a B.S. in Textile and Apparel Design at The University of Texas at Austin. She studied Design + Management at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.