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Thursday 14 December 2017
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Haitian Woman in Business: Marie France M. Noel

Providing unique accessories and one of a kind artistic apparel, this Haitian Woman in Business kept quality and customer service a priority. Her client base consistently grows as a result of her dedication. On the article below you’ll find out more about her.

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My name is Marie-France M Noel, creative director of KADOKÉLÉ. A brand offering clothing and hand-crafted jewelry inspired by Haiti and my late uncle’s art.

Marie France is the talented entrepreneur behind KADOKÉLÉ. KADO means gift, KÉLÉ pays homage to late uncle. Experience the culture of Haiti and the personal creativity through clothing and hand-crafted jewelry.

When asked about what motivated you to start you business  Marie France had this to say:

Growing up from a creative family was inevitable not to catch the creative bug. Uncle KÉLÉ, a painter taught me to find art in all things. keeping his memory alive motivated me to start making t-shirts using most of his original artwork. We’ve now
added hand-crafted jewelry made with natural recycle elements in part with collaborating with local artisans in Haiti,
assembled and finished by me in Boston.

As a Haitian woman in business the creativity is so personal. You want to infuse your roots and culture as much as possible in your designs. But you run the risk of being one dimension. I love all my designs but I am not designing for myself. I now
open the podium to fans for constructive criticism by asking them what they think of a design before production. It is a great
editing tool.

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How does Kadokele relates to the Haiti or Haitian community?

I create with a dialogue in mind that I hope evokes the world. My designs highlights the rich cultural heritage of Haiti. One example of that commitment is the VANYAN sweatshirt and shirt paying homage to defiant Haitian women who defined all odds to care for their family.

In your opinion, why is it important for the Haitian community to support Haitian owned businesses ?

It is important for the Haitian community to support Haitian owned businesses because it is investing in dreams that are deeply rooted to birth a new entrepreneurial Haiti.

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