When you bring home a Poppy ID, you're unwrapping a work of art crafted with detail and passion. Whether it's for you or a loved one, we know the skilled craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and care embedded into each bracelet will make each Poppy Girl fall in love with hers.
Ever since my diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in 1998, medical IDs available were neither versatile, nor blended seamlessly into my life. They were not chic. They were not 'cool' or tasteful. And they were certainly not discreet. Much to the chagrin of my family and medical providers, I, and many of my friends, simply refused to wear one.
Between 1998-2013 I transitioned from a child to a young woman. Phones changed from corded landlines to tiny handheld supercomputers, and technology advanced to the point that I could 3D print a figurine of Justin Bieber if I wanted to. Yet, medical IDs hadn't transformed into the pretty and elegant pieces of jewelry for which I'd always hoped.
A thought turned on in my head that year: if my friend's lives were at stake as well as my own-- but I didn’t care enough to solve the problem...who would? Why should anyone have to grasp at straws for simple, life-saving products?
An unfolding of passion began in spring of 2014 -- from magazine clippings, to jewelry classes, to manufacturing. In October 2017, I opened Poppy Medical ID with a Kickstarter campaign, to get setup equipment. Today, Poppy Medical is no longer just a dream-- we are young, but growing, expanding, and getting better every day.
Poppy won't ask you to settle, sacrifice, or bear another small indignity of your medical condition. We won't leave you hoping for something better "tomorrow"-- searching frantically online, year after year. We'll make things just a little bit brighter, a little more stylish, and a little more poppin, today. Happy shopping!