Our Story

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nono by noelle is a children’s swimwear collection founded with the vision of raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research while inspiring young artists undergoing cancer treatment.

ABOUT

Artist: Devon Weniger is nono by noelle’s inspiration and featured artist for the swimwear collection. Devon has been an active and passionate painter since a very young age. In April of 2008, when she was 22 months old, Devon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. During her chemotherapy treatments, her gift for painting blessed her with a creative outlet and at just 8 years old, Devon’s love for art has taken her on some amazing journeys. She has been a featured artist in three major fundraising projects- Circus Couture, I AM SNOWBOARDING and Milk & Cookies Kids Art Show + TOMS Kids for Kids collection launch. Devon is currently in remission and completed her 2 1/2 year chemotherapy treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on June 23, 2010.

Designer: Noelle Vazzano (http://www.shop-noelle.com/), nono’s style director, is a New York City based fashion designer that debuted her signature women’s swimwear collection, noelle, in the Spring of 2011. She has an extensive background and incredible talent as a designer and her fashions have been sold in the Four Seasons Resort in Kona and Maui, luxury boutiques on the East and West coasts and online with fashion retail giant Anthropologie and style icons Free People, Sirene and Net-a-Porter.com.

Inspired by Devon’s courage and creativity, Devon’s mom Jamie and designer Noelle decided to utilize her gift to help other children battling childhood cancer. Devon’s collection of paintings on canvas and skateboard decks using acrylic paints and paint pens have been digitized and the prints sublimated onto nylon/Lycra swimwear fabric. The resulting fabric for nono by noelle is vivid and rich in color and design, entirely unique and for all young girls size 2T-12.

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  • nono by noelle's flower icon is the Rosy Periwinkle, a pretty plant native to the Old World tropics of Madagascar. In the 1950's, Rosy Periwinkle was discovered to contain two main alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine, that have the unique ability to keep certain kinds of cancerous cells from reproducing. Vincristine is one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of childhood leukemia and has helped increase the survival rate for childhood leukemia from 10% to 95%.