Profile: David Shiffman

PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU SHOULD KNOW: David Shiffman – Tee Shirt Entrepreneur

Who are you?

David Shiffman, a young entrepreneur living in south Florida.

What do you do in real life?

In real life? Opposed to my secret online identity? I go by “Shiffy” and my other business is Shiffy Studios, a creative studio that specializes in web development, branding and marketing.

Why Tee Shirts?

You have to put something on in the morning, right? I have always been amused by all the funny and offensive t-shirt websites that fill the internet. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

Why Jewish Sayings?

There seemed to be a lack of jewish humor and jewish inspired designs on clothing. With the new collection we are currently working on we have Jewish inspired graphic designs that flow with current trends and are not in your face religious. Our customers like great quality clothing with great designs and like to represent their culture.

How did you come up with Challah Clothing?

“Challah” which is a special bread eaten by Jewish people on holidays is a play on the slang term “Holla!”

Do you have a rabbi on speed dial?

No, but I could google one if you need one real quick.

What’s your favorite tee so far?

My favorite so far is the “Jew York” shirt. Its a combination of humor and graphic design that really makes it different from everything else we have put out thus far. Keep and eye out for similar style designs in the future.

Have you had any irate emails about your tee’s?

We have actually had a great response so far. We have even had several rabbis,wifes of rabbis and grandparents buy our shirts.

When you’re brainstorming are there limits to what you will put on a tee?

Of course, there has to be a limit, we don’t want to offend everyone. There will always be someone out there that will be offended by what we do but thats ok with me. Can’t win them all.

Are your tees selling?

Of course they are selling, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now if they weren’t this popular. Right now we only sell online but we have had many people contact us about selling our shirts in stores. Give us some time and you’ll see Challah Clothing in your local store.

Who’s buying them?

We have a very wide range of customers from Rabbis and grandparents to college and high school students.

So what’s next?

Caps, coffee mugs, pens, luggage? What’s next is more great quality clothing and designs from Challah Clothing. Don’t expect to see coffee mugs, pens and luggage anytime soon…if ever.

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