29 posts and columns on apparel
News ByteWittlebee, 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.
News ByteModCloth, an online retailer focused on retro-looking woman’s apparel, has raised $25 million in funding. The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, with Accel Partners also participating. The capital will help expand the site’s “Be the Buyer” program, which allows customers to vote on items they’d like to see produced. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded by high school sweethearts Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, has 300 employees.