Research1 has revealed one in four Australians surveyed are allergic to wound care plasters and 85.2 per cent of Australians surveyed claimed that they would choose a natural alternative to wound care.
A product of sustainable company, Nutricare, PATCH Strips has reached a global market in just over 12 months and is currently available in over 31 countries throughout Europe, the US and parts of Asia.
Born out of personal experience, Mr Dutton, who is a father-of-two, quickly realised there was a gap in the market when his son had an adhesive reaction to a common plaster.
“What began as a need for my son, has now expanded to a worldwide venture. PATCH Strips 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,”
Mr Dutton said.
All PATCH Strips are made from organic bamboo fibre, are compostable and 100 per cent plastic-free, including packaging. Consumers need to look no further than a time-lapse video created by PATCH
which shows the breakdown of PATCH Strips into the soil in just 10 weeks, while other plastic and fabric plasters remain as pollution, harmful to the environment.
The business’ most recent milestone was winning the Best New Natural Living Product award at the Nexty Awards in the US, highlighting innovative organic products that inspire and uphold industry integrity. PATCH products are made sustainably from bamboo and manufactured close to the source where the bamboo is grown.
“PATCH Strips can now pave the way for a more sustainable product choice in the traditionally ‘wasteful’ wound care category. Winning these awards provides us with further motivation to push boundaries with natural wound care as we strive to create innovations that offer quality, organic and sustainable alternatives,”
Mr Dutton added.
In Australia, PATCH Strips are available at Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and selected IGA Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Health Stores Nationwide or can be purchased online at patchstrips.com.
The range features four products:
Patch Natural - For Cuts & Scratches RRP: $7.99
Patch Coconut Oil Kids - For Abrasions & Grazes RRP: $7.99
Patch Aloe Vera - For Burns & Blisters RRP: $7.99
Patch Charcoal - For Bites & Splinters RRP: $7.99