KADO means gift in Haitian-créole, KÉLÉ was our beloved uncle.
KADOKÉLÉ is a lifestyle brand offering Clothing and Handcrafted Jewelry stimulated by Caribbean art and its beauty.
Our products embodies our rich cultural heritage and personal creativity.
Our hope is to inspire women to Live Artfully by living their lives unapologetically, kindly and purposefully.
About the designer:
Marie-France M Noel is a lover of art, vintage, nature and statement jewelry. Born in a large artistic family, nurtured her creativity at a young age. Her late uncle, KÉLÉ, a painter had a lasting impact in her life. One of her fondest memories of him is picking the first color for a new painting. Marie-France moved to the United States in 1998. She visited her native land, Haiti, after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Surrounded by art vendors brought her great souvenirs of her beloved uncle.
in 2012, Marie-France launched KADOKÉLÉ, a Clothing and Handcrafted Jewelry brand that inspires women to Live Artfully by living their lives unapologetically, kindly and purposefully. She lovingly chose to honor him through the brand.
Inspirations are drawn from Haiti's rich cultural heritage and her late uncle's art.