August 2012 – Love, Linda is proud to announce the addition of our new Allergy awareness childrenswear (T-Shirts) and Stickers. Here is one of the logos, isn’t it cute!
Imagine walking into a Kindergarten class in 2007 and knowing that 1 in 25 students would suffer from a food allergy. Yet here we are, a mere 5 years later, and the numbers have climbed to 1 in 13. Approximately 5.9 million children under the age of 18 now have a food allergy, 90% of which are to one or more of the following offenders: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shelfish, wheat, and soy.
Though Linda Brown isn’t in Kindergarten, she joined the ranks of the food allergic when she began to do research on why she was having bronchial infections and other related illnesses that have plagued her for almost 12 years. With the help of a doctor that had trained in both Eastern and Western medicine, Linda gave up dairy and began focusing on other potential food allergens. This not only led to immediate relief and subsidence of Linda’s symptoms, but also began Linda’s quest for information and desire to help others.
Linda is the founder of Love, Linda a clothing line from Oak Park, CA focusing on shirts that have great art from Children’s Book Illustrators. She has now turned her design experience and personal story into a new found passion, giving children a fun way to tell others about their allergies.
“My hope was that no child or parent would have to fear going to school or a play date and worry that their allergy would turn their day upside down”, said Linda. Out of this came the launch of her new line of Allergy Clothing with “kid friendly” designs and slogans, as well as a line of stickers to adorn their lunch boxes. Fashion meets health with kids being the winners.
For more information, visit the Love, Linda website at www.lovelinda.com.