Back in January 2012, seeing the "success" of UP (and while being hung over at a diner in South Philadelphia), a few friends and myself decided to start our own little T-Shirt business as a side project. We designed and sold @Horse_ebooks themed tees, maybe 200-300 total by the time we put it to rest, and it was a bunch of fun.
Jay and the UP/Full Stop team wrote a post on their blog in 2010 which we referred to pretty often as we were building up our biz. Wanna just highlight that here: http://www.fullstopinteractive.com/blog/2010/12/so-you-want-to-make-t-shirts/
They didn't need to write that up, but it was cool that they did and it helped us out. They've written a bunch of good posts on their blog besides this one, too.
Hopefully they've had a blast (we did; making t-shirts is plain fun), and while it's sad to see something nice come to an end, sounds like they've got a vision moving forward which is awesome.
Cotton Bureau is a great name.
Sad day but excited to see what comes of Cotton Bureau.