Thursday, November 11, 2010

Common-Allergen-Free Products from Discount School Supply

Hi, my name is Allison Craig, and I have worked at Discount School Supply (DSS) for 15 years. While I wear many hats, my favorite job is being the Customer Product Advisor.

In that capacity, I have worked on creating and informing our customers about our Common-Allergen-Free Products list. First let me explain about the hyphenated name, “Common-Allergen-Free.” The products on this list address a number of sensitivities to the most common allergens. So, while individual products may each be free of different allergens, the sum of products on the list add up to a “Common-Allergen-Free” resource.

In the beginning of this project, I had no idea how extensive problem allergies have become in the US. In fact, 1 in 26 children has some type of allergy. I have answered questions about a child who has only one allergy and about another who has 40+ . I am proud to say we have had something for everyone! After many years of answering calls and emails from teachers, directors and parents searching for art materials free of the allergens that affect their children, I decided that DSS needed to offer a comprehensive list of these products on our website at

This has been a very eye-opening experience for us, and it has become a passion of ours to spread the word on common-allergen-free products available through Discount School Supply. Are you looking for Wheat & Gluten-Free Dough?? Try our Colorations Wheat & Gluten-Free Dough (#COLORDO). Maybe you need egg-free tempera paint? Check out the BioColor regular & Fluorescent colors or perhaps our Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paint. Maybe your child is allergic to Latex? We have a wide variety of art and outdoor play products to satisfy those needs as well, such as the Best Value Playground Balls(PGSET).

There are several ways to find the product that is just right for you. There is a link on our home page at to Common-Allergen-Free products where you will find separate lists for Gluten-Free, Dairy/Casein-Free, etc. Perhaps the child is allergic to many of the common allergens; if that is the case, you can search for a particular product. Within the overview section on the product page, you will a list of all of the common allergens not included in the product. If you have a child who has allergies not listed, I invite you to email me at I will try to find products to match your child’s needs. It is our goal to serve every child at Discount School Supply, and the Common-Allergen-Free list is just one very important way that we do it. Happy Shopping!!!!

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