First and foremost, I am a Mom. I have two beautiful, energetic, and amazing sons, one of which has a food allergy. My eldest, River, was diagnosed with a tree nut and peanut allergy before his first birthday. River and his food allergies inspired me to start Allergy Apparel™ in 2008.
Allergy Apparel™ offers hip apparel, epinephrine carriers, medical ID jewelry and other products to help safeguard children with food allergies. In addition to offering products, Allergy Apparel™ offers parents resources such as links that offer support and advice, an event calendar, other products that may enrich their lives, a blog, and more. Allergy Apparel™’s products also give parents the opportunity to ask questions and to better understand food allergies.
I use the distinctive design of a skull and crossbones, for not only the cool factor but because it is a symbol for poison, and some foods are poison to our kiddos.
Being a good mom is most important to me. With that said I spend most free moments and many not-so-free moments working on Allergy Apparel™. Allergy Apparel™ gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on families and communities lives, educating them, and illuminating the public about food allergies, contributing my time, and offering a force for change.
My advice to all parents is to network, listen to others’ experiences and share your own experiences and knowledge. It is empowering.
Allergy Apparel™ is not my business, it's my passion!