The Story of How Klipped Kippahs Happened

Every good business has a story behind it. Jeff Bezos started Amazon in his garage. Bill Gates and Paul Allen started Microsoft so that everyday people could enjoy using a personal computer. Sam Walton started Wal-Mart so that he could give the people of Rogers, Arkansas, an affordable place to shop.

Our team has its own story too. As one of the biggest online stores for custom kippahs, we believe that our story is worth understanding.

The Beginning

The founder did not start out wanting to sell custom kippahs online, or at least he didn’t directly. Instead Jon Kaweblum was an architect. So how does an architect get into this sphere? The answer involves another sphere that came to influence the decision.

You see, Jon was also the coach of a basketball team. To be specific, he was the coach of a team that was made up of Jewish boys who played with their yarmulkes on. Every single year he asked the state of Florida if it was okay that the team play with clips so that the yarmulkes stayed on their heads as the team dribbled, ran, and jumped across the court.

Most years, they said that it wouldn’t be a problem to just use a clip to affix the yarmulke on so that it didn’t slide off. However, one year, the state of Florida said no. That if they wanted to play in games with their yarmulkes, they would have to find another way to do it because the clips could potentially puncture an opponent. They were not part of the standard uniform and would not be allowed.

That left Jon and the team in a bit of a conundrum. Playing without the yarmulke simply wasn’t an option. That meant that creative problem solving was needed to make sure that the kids could still play.

So Jon thought hard about it and developed a kippah where the clip was part of the yarmulke itself. This breakthrough meant that his team could play without violating any of the rules, while also making it convenient for everyone else.

Later, Jon went through the legal work of acquiring a US Patent. The patent office thought that this innovation was novel enough to warrant legal status in the US, and it was off to the races from there.

Klipped Kippahs

Jon realized how practical this would be for everyone. After all, this is far more convenient than dealing with a clip all the time.

On top of that, people want options. So Jon worked together to establish a way to allow people to make any sort of yarmulke they want, including changing the material of the kippah as well as the pattern.

Now there is an online shop so that everyone can buy their custom kippahs online from the convenience of their homes.

If you have any questions about who we are or what we do, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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