It is said that necessity is the Mother of Invention.?ÕÌ_ This was certainly the case for Iris Shamus founder of Allermates.?ÕÌ_ Having a son with severe food allergies Iris needed to find a way to safeguard and protect her young son whilst he was not in her care.?ÕÌ_ Iris created and designed quirky allergy characters that kids could relate to and enjoyed wearing in the form of wrist bands.?ÕÌ_ The range quickly expanded to include lunch boxes, asthma inhaler carry cases, and epi pen cases, all using her unique Allermates characters.