When the daughter of designer Noelle Vazzano’s long-time friend was diagnosed with cancer at 22 months of age, Noelle was shocked, and then inspired.
Not even two years old, Devon would wield a paint brush and create art during her chemotherapy sessions. Painting was the distraction and outlet she needed to get through the taxing treatment.
Noelle decided to help other children with cancer through her own creative outlet – fashion. She digitized Devon’s collection of paintings, applied them to swimwear fabric, and created a unique line of swimwear for girls sizes 2T to 12 called Nono by Noelle. Vivid colours and freehand strokes make up these cute bathing suits that have 50+ UV protection, but what we like even better is that 10% of all profits benefit childhood cancer patients and research.
Devon is now five years old and her leukemia is in remission, but her artistic legacy lives on throughNono by Noelle. The company supplies canvases, paints and brushes to children undergoing cancer treatment and each season chooses one child’s artwork to feature on their swimwear’s fabric.
To purchase your own piece of wearable art, and bring smiles to the eyes of children facing the unimaginable, click here.