A proud mother to three, Iris Shamus founded AllerMates in 2008 after becoming frustrated with the lack of kid-friendly allergy and health awareness tools on the market. Iris understood teaching kids about allergies or other health conditions could be intimidating, so she created the AllerMates gang – a fun group of cartoon characters that represent different allergens and health concerns. Many of those character images adorn our products.

Seven years later, the AllerMates bracelet has been worn on the wrists of over 500,000 kids! The success of this bracelet opened the door to a whole universe of AllerMates products dedicated to keeping kids with allergies and other health conditions safe.