In October 2009, Halftee began its journey!
Halftee’s founder and CEO, Amanda Barker, created Halftee because “I was personally tired of wearing two shirts to wear the one I really wanted to wear. I needed an alternative to bulky and hot layering shirts. As I began to think about chopping off all my full-length shirts, I started to notice how many women layered. All they needed was a sleeve and modest coverage for their cleavage.
Another aspect of wanting a simple layering piece was for pregnancy and nursing, which I was currently doing at that time! I realized that creating a Halftee would be solving problems for women in all stages of life, and I loved that!”
We at Halftee LOVE our jobs!
Creative Director, Ariana Spears, has loved working at Halftee! “I am constantly inspired by not only Halftee but by the thoughtful way we convey to women the idea of living "free" in your skin and being happy within it. Our team is so diverse yet, so unified in the way we support each other. Our individuality and unique talents come together as we brainstorm, inspire and create a powerhouse for women all over the world!”
Tami Thompson, our beloved Officer Manager started with Halftee as a nanny for Amanda’s kids. When Amanda was looking for a new office manager, she asked Tami if she knew anyone. Tami thought, “Hey I have experience as an office manager. Why not me?” She has never been the same since she started working at Halftee!
“Oh, my goodness---my life did a dramatic 360 when I started working with marvelous women who were changing the world with this little tee shirt. There is nothing better than knowing you are helping others. The relationships we develop with our customers are more like friendship! Plus, my teammates are my very dearest friends and I cannot imagine life without them!”
Sam Thompson, our Customer Service Specialist says, “One of the reasons I love Halftees is how my wardrobe is functional as a mom. I love that I can still wear my flowy nice shirts and feel like myself even with my son hanging on me and pulling on me. I never have to worry about showing more than I mean to or constantly readjusting. Halftee has let me keep my wardrobe as a thing that says ’me’ instead of saying ‘mom.’”
“Halftee has done so much for us, and not just where our wardrobes are concerned,” Malia Alder, our Accounting Manager, can attest to. “I think it is very empowering to work with such creative and motivated women. I don't always feel like those are my strengths, so I find it exciting to see their minds at work! They help me try to push myself a little further and try new things! I hope to be a valuable member of a team, where each plays a role, but learn from and help each other every day.”
Is Halftee what Amanda expected it would be 12 years ago?
“Oh Absolutely. But I want more! Every day I pray that we will continue to grow and to find women that need us. I read through the reviews and marvel that a Halftee can bring so much happiness into women's lives. Halftee is for every woman, every body type, no matter the age or shape and size.” – Amanda Barker. This is especially true, now with Halftee’s inclusive sizing ranging from XS-6X.
What’s in the future for this amazing company celebrating 12 years in business?
“I LOVE TO LEARN, and I LOVE PEOPLE. Running a business gives me both. I especially love women. I believe women are the soul of humanity, and if I can help women, then I will always have the drive to move forward in business. My goal? Well, that's easy. A Halftee in EVERY woman’s closet around the world. Helping them solve the everyday wardrobe problems and striving for excellence. “- Amanda Barker
Alli Fields, our Halftee Pinterest Manager, wears Halftees because “I grew up well-endowed. It was a constant struggle as my camisoles would stretch and slide looser throughout the day. If Halftee were around when I was in school, then I would have avoided so many issues. I would have been more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I am so thankful every day for Halftee. My goal for Halftee is to provide other women, busty or not, to feel comfortable in their own skin and in everyday tasks!”
We LOVE Halftee! We do Halftee every day! Halftee is not just a job we love; it is a lifestyle and a need! Happy 12th Birthday Halftee!