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Through our flagship product PATCH, we have worked at minimising our impact on the environment from extraction of raw materials to the final disposal process, which is ultimately what led us to use our primary material source of bamboo. All of our suppliers have been vetted and deliver materials that are certified:
ECO-CERT, OEKO-TEX 100, Tanboocel Fibre Source and FSC Chain of Custody and support ISO 14001 for pillar of sustainability and environmental management systems, and ISO9001 for our quality management and product consistency.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, renewable resources on the planet. Not only does it reach its final length of 20 metres within a couple of months, Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hardwood trees. When harvested the plant does not die out after (as with trees). This means less deforestation. More importantly, our bamboo is sourced and grown from its homeland in China with no use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers and no irrigation.
Our whole product range, including the packaging and all elements is 100% home compostable. Making us the most sustainable plaster on the market.
Our journey began in late 2015, when founder James Dutton’s son Charlie had an adverse reaction to a common wound care product. Very few people are aware of the number of chemicals or environmental impact of regular adhesive wound coverings, until of course, they react. He embarked on engineering a solution and further discovered that as high as one in four (25%) people had some sort of adverse reaction to standard wound care products.
After two years of research and development, James started the company Nutricare and the first product line was born: PATCH – compostable bandages made from 100% natural bamboo.
The world's only truly hypoallergenic plaster, that cares both for your skin and the planet.
Coconut Oil Bamboo PATCH. Everyone loves a panda print!
Because Scratches are natural, so are PATCHES.
About the Brand
PATCH Bamboo Bandages. Zero waste first-aid for all sensitive skin types.
BCORP Certified, Organic Certified Bamboo