Our Story

about_imageHi, I’m Iris, mom to 3 awesome kids and founder of AllerMates. When my son Ben was diagnosed with severe food allergies, I wanted to find a way to protect him and teach him about his health concerns in a way that was fun and non-intimidating.

One day I drew up a few allergy-related characters and wrote funny stories and poems about each of them. I wanted to be able to create various accessories to raise awareness about my son’s health concern, but in a way that he could relate to and be excited about. My kids loved helping me come up with silly names for the characters. Next thing I knew, their friends were asking to see the characters we had created again and again until they too knew all of their names and stories by heart. This showed me that kids are eager to understand health issues when there is a kid-friendly and engaging way to learn about them.

allermates was born.

As I began to create more and more characters and products for kids to help protect and educate them, like our allergy and health alert bracelets and medicine cases, I was amazed at the response. I was flooded with emails from parents asking me to create fun accessories for their child’s health condition…so I did.

Today, the AllerMates community is made up of thousands of parents, children, caregivers and educators, who rely on our simple, friendly and reliable products and resources to help safeguard and educate their children. From our free online educational materials to our popular products, we are here to help your family grow stronger and healthier together!

Here’s to keeping our children safe!

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Our Journey


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It’s always a good day when you are featured on The Doctors.

It’s always a good day when you are featured on The Doctors.

Even my mom was impressed 😉

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From Fox News to MSNBC to the Today Show and more.

From Fox News to MSNBC to the Today Show and more.

Who can resist a story about safeguarding kids?

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Introducing AllerMates – the start of an incredible journey

Introducing AllerMates – the start of an incredible journey

Learn all about the beginning of our journey

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Partnering with The Wiggles on allergy safety.

Partnering with The Wiggles on allergy safety.

Yes those Wiggles! What a highlight!

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Voted one of 20 People to Watch in Health. Wow.

Voted one of 20 People to Watch in Health. Wow.

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We love to help “big” companies connect with young families.

We love to help “big” companies connect with young families.

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