Wittlebee Buys Up Clothing Maker for Kids’ Apparel Club

Culver City, Calif.-based Wittlebee, a service that sends members a box of kids’ clothing for $40 a month, has acquired Cottonseed Clothing Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but going forward, the Chicago company’s apparel will be offered exclusively from Wittlebee. Wittlebee founder Sean Percival said the company was already manufacturing its own line of clothing, and that Cottonseed founder Erin Gutierrez will be able to “aid our operations as we ramp up our own private label offering.” Gutierrez remain involved as a consultant and advisor.


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