Research (1) commissioned by PATCH has revealed 87.4 per cent of Australians surveyed would be likely to switch to an environmental and sustainably focused wound care brand and 89.9 per cent said they were likely to switch to products with efforts towards minimising packaging.
Australian product, PATCH, is now available in over 26 countries throughout Europe, the US and parts of Asia and is the world’s first organic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable and compostable wound covering.
Made from organic bamboo fibre, PATCH has been documented in a video to break down into the soil in a matter of weeks. The product is made sustainably from bamboo and manufactured close to the source where the bamboo is grown, reducing environmental impact and minimising the carbon footprint.
PATCH founder James Dutton said,
“Our PATCH strips are compostable with our packaging having a minimal environmental impact.”
In August 2018, PATCH was recognised in The Australian Brand Awards (ABA100) 2018, winning across three categories including Product Excellence, Eco-Innovation and Product Innovation. The Eco-Innovation award in particular recognises environmentally conscious products that provide innovative solutions for consumers.
“PATCH has shaken up the traditional wound care market. Winning awards across three categories provides us with further motivation to push boundaries with natural wound care. We strive to create innovations that offer quality, natural and sustainable alternatives,”
said Mr Dutton.
Each year the ABA100 Winners are recognised for their commitment to business and product innovation and for their achievements in transforming business practices and end-user experiences.
In addition to its environmental credentials, PATCH was created when Mr Dutton discovered his son, Charlie, had an adverse reaction to an adhesive bandage. Research (2) has since revealed that one in four Australians surveyed are allergic to commercial wound covering and 85.2 per cent claimed they would choose a natural wound care alternatives.
“What began as a need for my young son, has now expanded to a worldwide venture. PATCH is made from the most premium and sustainable ingredients to provide a hypoallergenic and biodegradable solution to wound care, including the natural goodness of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil embedded in the gauze,”
said James Dutton, PATCH Chief Executive Officer.
In Australia, PATCH is available at Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and selected IGA Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Health Stores Nationwide or they can be purchased online at patchstrips.com.
The range features four products:
Patch Natural - RRP: $7.99
Patch Coconut Oil Kids - RRP: $7.99
Patch Aloe Vera - RRP: $7.99
Patch Activated Charcoal – RRP: $7.99
(1) 2018 Pureprofile Audited National Survey Results
(2) 2018 Pureprofile Audited National Survey Results