Today Ellie and I spent some time together while my oldest and youngest went with Dad to a Jr. Lego League competition. More on that adventure later (boy, I am just filled with suspensful information today) in the week. For now I want to share a new d-toy Ellie and I discovered while window shopping at the mall.
From the products web site, "Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shainsware, the company, is dedicated to producing eco-friendly products that are useful and empowering. We donate a percentage of net profits to environmental organizations. Shains products are made of recycled and recyclable parts and everything Shains produces is certified lead free. Shains packaging is also recycled and recylable. Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more all designed to work with Shains interchangeable icons and letters."
Wow! Not only a product and company I can really get behind and support, but also a new and unique way to create a medical i.d. bracelet for Ellie.
Ellie designed her bracelet to say 'T1 diabetes' and the keychain for her supply bag is beaded with her initials and a couple of symbols = world peace;)
The bracelet ($6.50) is a jelly-like bendable plastic and the beads (pack of 100 for $12.50) are hard plastic, so the entire system is completely water resistant. The band is adjustable to different lengths to wear either on a wrist or an ankle. We did alter the band after this photo by cutting it with scissors to get rid of the extra length. I cannot say how durable it is or how long it will last, but I can say Ellie hasn't removed the bracelet and smiles everytime I see her look at it.
We also purchased the heart shaped key ring ($3.50) to attach to her diabetes supply bag.
Anyone else seen or heard of this product? We give it a poked-thumbs up!