I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Qunli Wu, the Founder of Allerbling food allergy awareness bracelets. As an infant, her son was diagnosed with allergies to peanut and tree nuts. Because she longed to travel with him but felt insecure about communicating about his allergies, she spontaneously designed a bracelet to inform and remind people about his allergies. This greatly boosted her confidence and that of her son, and while she and I spoke, building confidence was the theme of her vision for her allergy alert bracelet. Qunli also hopes to raise awareness of children’s food allergies “one wrist at a time”. I really like this bracelet for several reasons:
- it’s so comfortable, you can even sleep with it on
- it’s made entirely of silicone which is excellent quality and free of harmful substances like lead and latex
- the bright orange band is unisex and highlights the charms nicely
- it’s perfect for anyone 3 years of age or older
- it helps you teach young children about their allergies and helps them have confidence to tell teachers and others
- it’s waterproof
- as shown below, the charms include images which help transcend language barriers
I received the full Allerbling kit, which is very nicely arranged on a printed card. It contains two orange bands, one small and one large, so you’re sure it will fit. In addition to the two bands, each package comes with one medical cross charm plus allergy awareness charms for the top 8 allergens (peanut, shellfish, wheat, dairy, fish, soy, tree nuts, and egg). You select the allergens that apply to your situation and insert those charms to create a custom band. I’m wearing the larger band with the medical cross in it, plus the peanut allergy charm and tree nut allergy charm. I’ve had it on all day, and it is truly comfortable and attractive. I suggest wearing it in addition to your regular Medical ID bracelet, which would have emergency instructions on it and provide rescuers with access to emergency contact information.
The charms are very nicely designed with a lot of attention to detail. The bracelets have room for four charms, in addition to the medical cross. If you need more room than that, simply set up a second bracelet with the needed charms and wear two bracelets on your wrist. The video below has photos from actual customers, so you can see the many ways they’re using the bracelets.
I recommend the Allerbling bracelet highly to customers and particularly to retailers and distributors looking for something new and interesting to add to their product line. Onespot Allergy readers ordering from www.allerbling.com can save 10% using coupon code ONESPOT-AB. Allerbling has an excellent wholesale program: The minimum order is only 25 pieces, which is very modest. I suggest starting with the full kits with the 8 common charms. Other charms for less common allergies are also available to be sold separately. They are: sesame seed, strawberry, coconut, corn, chocolate, and bee stings. When I spoke with the owner, she was in China perfecting the design for more charms, specifically latex, gluten free, epipen and penicillin, as customers had repeatedly asked for them.
Allerbling donates a portion of the proceeds from every kit sold to Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), which is committed to improving food allergy awareness while raising funds to find a cure. It’s wonderful to see an allergy friendly company that operates with such integrity. I’m excited to watch this company expand their distribution network and grow. I’m also excited to watch as they develop new products in response to customer requests. They may soon have a product for ages 0 to 3 years, a design specifically for teenagers, and perhaps something girlish rather than unisex. I have a very strong feeling that under Qunli Wu’s guidance, this company will be a great success.
To inquire about carrying these products in your retail store or to become a distributor, contact Jodie Hommer VP Sales & Marketing by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509 496-4091. To buy Allerbling products online, click here.
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