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Alert Wear / Love Bugs Co.

Chicago, Illinois | 4557 Sales

lovebugsco

Alert Wear / Love Bugs Co.

Chicago, Illinois 4557 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   >(::) Welcome to Love Bugs Co. & Alert Wear. ** PLEASE READ before placing your order**

** If something looks out of place or empty, it's because we are revamping listings and set up. If you can't find something, please don't hesitate to ask :) Thanks!

COUPONS / SALES
We don't typically run sales because we try to keep the prices as low as possible. If your order is $100 or more though, we do offer free 1st class shipping. Please use the coupon code FREESHIP100.

WHY ALERT WEAR?

Alert Wear products are made in a dedicated studio by the parents of two children with multiple life threatening food allergies and asthma. We also have anaphylactic allergies and asthma. Why is this important? When we first started making these cases it was because we couldn't find proper cases for our kids to self carry their meds. Now, the market is inundated with cases which is wonderful but, also a bit concerning. When you buy an Alert Wear case, you can be rest assured that it was made specifically for adults and children with life threatening food and environmental allergies and asthma. We do also make cases for a variety or other medicines thanks to many parents who have worked with us to make the perfect case for their child. Each case is sized to fit and protect specific medicines. Hands are washed and materials are protected from all major food and environmental allergens. There are no fragrances, chemicals, pets or smoke in our studio. We do however use elastic which contains latex and a film on some embroidery projects that contains corn. If you let us know ahead of time, we will do our best to prevent cross contamination, however, they will be processed on the same machines so, there are no guarantees.

We are very knowledgeable of the laws that allow children to self carry meds in school and civil rights of people dealing with asthma and life threatening allergies and are more than happy to help in any way that we can. We often spend much of our days advocating for and supporting families who are dealing with these issues like we have for ourselves and our kids for the past 16+ years.

With all that said, we stand behind our products, however, we cannot accept returns or exchanges due to the safety of all of our customers. If a product is defective, we will of course, work with you to make it right. We do allow for order cancellations if made within the first 24 hours after your order is placed. We do also send mock ups for custom orders before the item is made.

SHIP TIMES AND DEADLINES

**Ready 2 Ship Cases ship typically within 1-2 business days
** Pre-Designed - Everything is cut and partially complete. We just need sizing details to customize the case. These cases are worked into the current batches and are processed with like items. They will ship typically in 2-3 weeks.

**Spring Break Orders are due by January 1st to ship by March 1st
**Summer Orders are due by April 15th to ship by June 15th.
**Back to School Orders are due by June 15th to ship by August 15th.
**Christmas Orders are due by October 10th to ship by December 15th

Custom Orders - Everything is completely made from scratch. You design it. These cases are shipped from our studio 8 weeks from the order date in most cases. Every order receipt has a ship by date on it. If you have a specific date that you need an item by, please send us a message *first* to see if it is possible before you order. On occasion, we do have rush slots available but, to be fair to others, we do charge extra for rush orders.

CUSTOM DESIGNS

Every case is custom made to fit your child, the medicine and their preferences for fabrics, colors and designs. It is imperative that you complete the design forms with complete and accurate information to ensure that the case is a perfect fit. You may preview the design forms here: http://bit.ly/AlertWearForms

If you are not finding exactly what you are looking for, whether you saw it on our facebook page or in a dream, please ask first before randomly picking something to order. If you don't see something that looks remotely like what you are expecting (i.e. you want a backpack and you are looking at a listing for purses), PLEASE, do not order a purse and expect a backpack. Fabric, thread colors, embroidery designs can usually be customized, sewing patterns not so much. It takes a lot of fails before we perfect a new pattern. Please ask first before ordering. In slower seasons (January), we are more able to recreate the wheel and come up with new sewing patterns but, definitely not in peak seasons.

We look forward to working with you!

Thank you!! Ann, Brad, Nick & Kate

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2018

>(::) Welcome to Love Bugs Co. & Alert Wear. ** PLEASE READ before placing your order**

** If something looks out of place or empty, it's because we are revamping listings and set up. If you can't find something, please don't hesitate to ask :) Thanks!

COUPONS / SALES
We don't typically run sales because we try to keep the prices as low as possible. If your order is $100 or more though, we do offer free 1st class shipping. Please use the coupon code FREESHIP100.

WHY ALERT WEAR?

Alert Wear products are made in a dedicated studio by the parents of two children with multiple life threatening food allergies and asthma. We also have anaphylactic allergies and asthma. Why is this important? When we first started making these cases it was because we couldn't find proper cases for our kids to self carry their meds. Now, the market is inundated with cases which is wonderful but, also a bit concerning. When you buy an Alert Wear case, you can be rest assured that it was made specifically for adults and children with life threatening food and environmental allergies and asthma. We do also make cases for a variety or other medicines thanks to many parents who have worked with us to make the perfect case for their child. Each case is sized to fit and protect specific medicines. Hands are washed and materials are protected from all major food and environmental allergens. There are no fragrances, chemicals, pets or smoke in our studio. We do however use elastic which contains latex and a film on some embroidery projects that contains corn. If you let us know ahead of time, we will do our best to prevent cross contamination, however, they will be processed on the same machines so, there are no guarantees.

We are very knowledgeable of the laws that allow children to self carry meds in school and civil rights of people dealing with asthma and life threatening allergies and are more than happy to help in any way that we can. We often spend much of our days advocating for and supporting families who are dealing with these issues like we have for ourselves and our kids for the past 16+ years.

With all that said, we stand behind our products, however, we cannot accept returns or exchanges due to the safety of all of our customers. If a product is defective, we will of course, work with you to make it right. We do allow for order cancellations if made within the first 24 hours after your order is placed. We do also send mock ups for custom orders before the item is made.

SHIP TIMES AND DEADLINES

**Ready 2 Ship Cases ship typically within 1-2 business days
** Pre-Designed - Everything is cut and partially complete. We just need sizing details to customize the case. These cases are worked into the current batches and are processed with like items. They will ship typically in 2-3 weeks.

**Spring Break Orders are due by January 1st to ship by March 1st
**Summer Orders are due by April 15th to ship by June 15th.
**Back to School Orders are due by June 15th to ship by August 15th.
**Christmas Orders are due by October 10th to ship by December 15th

Custom Orders - Everything is completely made from scratch. You design it. These cases are shipped from our studio 8 weeks from the order date in most cases. Every order receipt has a ship by date on it. If you have a specific date that you need an item by, please send us a message *first* to see if it is possible before you order. On occasion, we do have rush slots available but, to be fair to others, we do charge extra for rush orders.

CUSTOM DESIGNS

Every case is custom made to fit your child, the medicine and their preferences for fabrics, colors and designs. It is imperative that you complete the design forms with complete and accurate information to ensure that the case is a perfect fit. You may preview the design forms here: http://bit.ly/AlertWearForms

If you are not finding exactly what you are looking for, whether you saw it on our facebook page or in a dream, please ask first before randomly picking something to order. If you don't see something that looks remotely like what you are expecting (i.e. you want a backpack and you are looking at a listing for purses), PLEASE, do not order a purse and expect a backpack. Fabric, thread colors, embroidery designs can usually be customized, sewing patterns not so much. It takes a lot of fails before we perfect a new pattern. Please ask first before ordering. In slower seasons (January), we are more able to recreate the wheel and come up with new sewing patterns but, definitely not in peak seasons.

We look forward to working with you!

Thank you!! Ann, Brad, Nick & Kate

Ann

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The one and only "Skinny" EpiPen case. Inspired by two teens and their need to carry their Epis in their skinny jeans. This case holds two EpiPens snug together to make them as compact as can be.
Ms Adeline loves her new case that she helped to design. Just in time for summer camp with the Rush option. :)
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About

Love Bugs Co. / Alert Wear

Our story begins with the birth of our daughter in 2005. Kate had severe allergies and asthma right from birth. She was unable to wear disposable diapers or diaper service diapers. In searching for cloth diaper covers, we happened upon a whole new world of cloth diapering. We ordered a variety of diapers and were thrilled with some and not with others. So, with Ann's degree in Marketing and many years in retail management and then working with small business owners to help them build their businesses, we decided to jump in with both feet and opened Love Bugs Co. on February 14, 2006.

In 2011, we sold off our inventory and decided to make a change with the direction life was taking us. Ann made a smock for Kate to alert others to her food allergies while we were at parties, church and play groups. We had so many people ask us about it that we decided to invest in an embroidery machine and start sewing them for others. We keep branching out and adding other products that will help kids with health issues while also creating fun extras (dresses, hair bows, personalized items, etc...).

We have no idea where this adventure will take us but, we are having fun as a family watching it grow. We rejoice in every email and feedback of how our products have helped and we love to share your stories on Facebook if you want to share.

Thank you for helping us grow!

Blessings, Brad, Ann, Nick and Kate

Shop members

  • The "Love Bugs Co." Family

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    As a family, we all play a part of making Alert Wear & Love Bugs Co. happen. Inspired by our children and their life-threatening health issues and motivated to find a way to stay home with them, we started Love Bugs Co. in '06 & Alert Wear in '11.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2018
Welcome to Love Bugs Co & Alert Wear! We started Love Bugs Co. in 2006 with our own website to sell cloth diapers. After our daughter was out of cloth diapers, our interest and our tester were gone. In 2011, we sold off our remaining inventory and invested in an embroidery machine so that we could start helping kids like our own with Alert Wear medicine cases. To keep things fun and exciting, we also make cute outfits, gifts and more upon request under Love Bugs Co. Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlertWear or www.facebook.com/LoveBugsCo.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Each product is made to order in a pet-free, smoke-free, fragrance-free and top 8 free studio. These cases are custom made to carry medicine for many life-threatening conditions, including medicine for the treatment of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction, which can be brought on by trace amounts of suspect allergens. Due to the nature of the product and the clients that we serve, we cannot accept returns. Please note that we do use elastic that contains latex in our studio. We can make cases with latex-free materials upon request, however, they are sewn on machines that have come into contact with latex and therefore, we cannot guarantee that the products are latex-free.

Order Cancellations: Once an order is placed, it can be cancelled within 24 hours as long as we have not started work on the order (designing is included in the work).

Very rarely do we have any complaints. If for some reason you are unhappy with an item after you have received it, please contact us within three days. We will work with you to resolve any issues.
Payment
Payments can be made through Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards and most major credit cards. When you place your order, please watch for Etsy emails. If you want to be certain not to miss a message, please download the Etsy app. We will contact you through Etsy for additional information needed to process your order.
Shipping
Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and typically First Class Mail outside of the USA unless other arrangements have been requested. We do not purchase insurance unless you request it. You will receive a confirmation from Etsy when your order has shipped.

Customs Fees

When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. Buyers are responsible for paying any additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. Import charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country. We are unable to predict which of these fees, if any, will be applied.
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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Our photos, product designs, patterns and descriptions, unless noted otherwise are the intellectual property of Alert Wear and Love Bugs Co. and may not be copied. © 2006-2018. All rights reserved.