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Epinephrine Epi Pen ® insulated cases

Epinephrine Epi Pen ® insulated cases
weather proof, optional medical alert labels, insulated, options to add, 4 different styles, great colors

Friday, August 30, 2013

New products from Tuff Bags and new article

Happy Labor day weekend! I hope that everyone has a chance to relax and have some fun. We will be closed this Monday for the observance of labor and are closing this Friday 8/30/13 at noon EST.

We will also be closed for the observance of Rosh HaShannah on September 5th and 6th, and for Yom Kippur we are closing at 2 pm on September 13th. I wish all of my Jewish friends, relatives and customers a L'Shanah Tovah!

Here is what is new from Tuff Bags!

Bucharian kippahs or Sephardic hat style:

Star Trek and the Simpson Family

new option for the regular epi pen case which also holds the new Auvi-q injectors: a clear pouch window for one to insert medical information, the person's name, address, phone number, physician name, etc.

clear window pouch

new options for the waist epi pen and / or auvi-q case -- medical alert label and/or the clear pouch window

clear window pouch and/ or medical alert label

Lastly here is an article that I wrote that I hope will assist you in purchasing bags and other goods.

Not all Bags are Created Equally

By Kate Rachel Lozier

Bags are everywhere, in every color, fabric, shape, size, and price. Practically every type of store sells some type of bag. The famous and the not so famous have their names on bags. TV shows such as Sex in the City have dramatized the handbag.

With all of these bags flooding the market place, just how do you figure out which bag is for you? Whether you are a person that researches ahead of time or purchases on the fly, I suggest that you ask yourself these questions prior to purchasing. You can also use these tips for other purchases as well as for bags.

1. Determine your needs

What do you need this bag for? Or what do you want this bag for? Is this a want or a need? Will it hold all of your stuff? Does it have enough compartments? Is the fabric suitable for the function? Is the styling, fabric and colors appropriate for you and your lifestyle?

2. Set your budget and Cost versus benefit

Determine what you can afford and what you are willing to spend on the type of bag you are looking for. If this is a want purchase, can you afford it? Comparison shop: will bag A hold and organize all of my items as well as bag B? Will bag A hold up over time and is it worth the price? Is bag B more unique and/or a limited edition? Is a more expensive bag better made and therefore, a better investment in the long run? Is price the most important factor in your choice? Is style more important than function, or vice versa?

3. Access your values and Usability and features

Are you the type of person that wants a new bag for every season, every outfit, and every occasion? Or are you more interested in a bag that will last for a long time? Will the features and fabric of the bag work with your lifestyle? Will the bag at least serve the function(s) that you are looking for? Are the insides as durable and functional as the outsides? Are you willing to have a bag that everyone else has?

4. Manufacturer's and / or store's reputation

Who is the manufacturer and where was the bag made? Does the business have a good reputation? Can you verify their reputation? Are you interested or concerned with where the bag was made? What is the quality like? Are the inside features of the same quality as the outsides? Will the bag be able to hold up to your use?

5. Availability and convenience of shopping

When do you need the bag by? Is the bag readily available or special order only? Does the catalog and/or web site adequately describe the size and features of the bag? Does the bag meet your expectations? Can you return the bag? How is the customer service?

copyright Kate R. Lozier, 1997-2013, all rights reserved.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Epipen cases and enjoy the Summer!

I hope everyone is still enjoying the Summer. I will not rush us out of Summer, as we still have another 1.5 months of Summer and even more time of fabulous weather.

Epipen cases: this is the time of year when those of us with bee allergies absolutely must carry our epipens and benadryl with us at all times. I learned that I was allergic to all bees, hornets, wasps, and related when I was just 20 years old. I've been carrying epipens ever since (I'd rather not say how long!!). Since then I have been diagnosed with celiac disease (gluten free diet is required) and other food allergies so my doctors really insist that I carry the epipens all year long. When I founded TuffBags, the epipen case was one of the first bags that I developed. My younger son has also had to carry epipens since he was 3. He has severe tree nut allergies as well as other foods.

The bottom line is I personally understand what you are going through as a person with severe allergies and as a parent. I still get nervous in regards to my younger son who is now 21 and does not need his mom hovering over him! So I most welcome your questions and concerns and I will answer them as best I can. Please do remember that I am not an MD or pharmacist, but a mom and person with severe allergies.

All of my epipen cases can be found here---now with neon pink (the color of my case!). You can select the basic case and several options such as the medical alert label (you can use a Sharpie to write your child's name on the case), a removable sling strap, and the optional zippered pocket).

the waist style ones are here (soon to be upgraded and offering the medical alert label)

I hope all of you with these horrible allergies will continue to enjoy the Summer despite the bees! In regards to food allergies and celiac disease, the FDA is increasing its requirements on the labeling. I always read every label when food shopping and I am very cautious when eating out. I have found that many small family owned restaurants will cater to one's special needs and are more than happy to do so -- just ask!

Enjoy early August!

Shalom, Kate