I’m so glad that I don’t have any weird allergies. I would be so sad if I were allergic to peanuts because that would mean no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! There was a time when I thought that I was allergic to shelled seafoods like clams, crab and … gasp … lobster. In fact, I went through much of my teen years bypassing those foods because of a previous allergic reactions I had to clams as a child. Fearing for my life, I stayed away.
All of that changed, when, during a visit to New Orleans for a conference, my advisor from an old lab at the time, insisted that I try the raw oysters that he had ordered for our group of budding scientists. Since this was his favorite eating joint in The Big Easy, he didn’t let us order, instead, he ordered every type of seafood on the menu. My worst nightmare had come true. Nonetheless, I sucked it up (literally) and ate those oysters. AND oh my god my life had changed forever. The allergic reaction that I had expected never came and so I ate and I ate and I ate. I indulged in a decades worth of seafood in a single night. Let’s just say I made up for lost times. Ever since then, I’ve been a fan of all seafood varieties!
In any case, I thought that story would be the perfect way to segue into The Allergy Collection by the Los Angeles based design company, Jeeto. Their latest collection of patches, stickers and yes T-Shirts allow you to tell the world that you suffer from severe allergies! The collection covers peanuts, gluten, dairy, eggs and tree nuts. But alas, no seafood.
The T-Shirts from The Allergy Collection are priced from $18.95 to $19.95 and are available now from Jeeto. And by the way, these are available for the kiddos only.Â T-Shirt sizes available in 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3 year, 4 year and 5/6 year. Infant one piece sizes available in 0-6 months and 6-12 months.