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I’ve been traveling to Hong Kong for close to a decade now visiting our factory in the heart of Kowloon city. Manufacturing clothes in Hong Kong is like making them in Paris….it just doesn’t happen that much anymore because of sky high real estate prices and lack of skilled artisans.   So I consider myself very lucky to be able to spend time in this wonderful city where I can combine work and play. I usually travel solo and always feel very safe.  It’s super easy to get around and the...

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We recently hosted a minii model search at one of our favorite classic clothing retailers Dottie Doolittle in San Francisco.  It was such fun to meet all these adorable littles and have them take some test shots (ahhh...we love our job!).  Of course every single one of them were photo ready and cute as can be.  Look for them in a future Busy Bees catalog!  Here are some snaps from the event! Dottie Doolittle located in the gorgeous neighborhood of Presidio Heights is an institution in San Francisco and a must on your...

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It's no secret that we at Busy Bees LOVE anything and everything nautical.  So it goes without saying that on a recent trip to our favorite Caribbean isle of St Barths we were delighted to discover an adorable nautical-inspired children's book about a big, strong and kind sailboat named Ben.  We love that the story is written in French and English...a bonus for all aspiring linguists!   The book features beautiful watercolor illustrations by the author and former nursery school teacher Rachel Barrett Trangmar inspired by Rachel's real-life journey with her husband Philip on board their sailing yacht. Rachel and...

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We were so excited to read the recent post from The Chirping Moms www.thechirpingmoms.com.  They really get our mission to create fuss-free, children's clothes!  No buttons, no zippers, easy summer knit dresses, fun and functional swimwear, baby bubbles and rompers to make you swoon, and much more.  "For school, church and travel, I like the to have a few play outfits that also “look nice”. Busy Bees has a line of “polished play clothes” that is exactly that." The Chirping Moms Here are some pics from the story and to read...

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Something about Spring Break that makes us really happy!  Perhaps its because it's the first chance we have to pull out our new spring pieces...bare our legs or just the promise of warmer sunnier days to come!  Whatever it is...we welcome it.  This year we are heading to Paris followed by Easter In the Caribbean which means I have to pack for city and beach.  For the city of lights...my daughter is all excited to wear her new season Molly smocked top with either skinny jeans or her navy floral Miss...

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