Jan Hayes (left) and Amy Lefkowitz (right) started selling appliquéd tees under the name Bumbletees in 2006. After moving to Richmond with her family in November, Lefkowitz stopped in at the Shops at 5807 and felt it would be the perfect home for Bumbletees.
Although its products are carried at five different retailers across the country, Bumbletees remains a small business at heart. Today, the line has grown to include tees for women as well as children, but with the help of a few friends, Hayes and Lefkowitz still do all the work, from the cutting and sewing to the packaging and marketing. "It can be challenging," Lefkowitz says, "but it's always rewarding, usually fun and never boring." For more information, visit bumbletees.com .