2019 is the year plastic-free alternatives have upped their game, stepped out of the shadows and have the full focus of environmentally-savvy consumers.
There has been a wave of innovation in this space but one company in particular has been sweeping out the competition!
PATCH adhesive bamboo bandages have won six prestigious awards across the globe this year.
PATCH was born when the founder of Nutricare, James Dutton noticed that while trying to protect his son’s adventure wounds his skin was in fact reacting badly to a common wound covering and making the wound worse.
James then set out to create PATCH, a range of natural adhesive bandages that are sustainable, environmentally conscious and cost-effective.
The range includes four types of hypoallergenic, organic adhesive strips made from 100% bamboo, enriched with aloe vera, coconut oil and activated charcoal.
Already sold in 35 different countries, the world’s first 100% compostable wound care solution is disrupting the market by using certified bamboo, natural ingredients, as well as being free of harsh chemicals, plastic, latex.
PATCH is also Australian owned and operated, vegan friendly and cruelty free.
“We want to change the consumer health market for the better by delivering a natural, sensitive-skin-safe and environmentally friendly alternative to wound care.” – James Dutton, Chief Executive Officer
THE SIX AWARDS PATCH HAVE TAKEN HOME THIS YEAR
1) The ‘Best For The World’ Award
PATCH has been recognised as one of the Certified B Corporation’s ‘Best For The World’ Honourees for its sustainability movement and environmental achievements in business, ranking in the top 10% of all B Corps globally for their environmental responsibility.
Nutricare has been a Certified B Corporation (a for-profit company dedicated to using business as a force for good) since 2018.
This year, 1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists. These companies were determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations.
According to B Corp, “Our 2019 Best For The World: Environment honourees are taking bold action to preserve our most precious resources. With planet-friendly practices and environmental initiatives, these companies consider the impact of their everyday footprint, including energy usage, materials, facilities, supply chain, and more.”
2 & 3) The ‘2019 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year’ Award and the ‘Victoria Emerging and Energised Award’
The Telstra Business Awards are a long standing, exclusive platform that recognise Australia’s best businesses, provide expert advice, open networking opportunities and help them gain the credibility to take their business to the next level.
Patch was named the 2019 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year and also took home the 2019 Telstra Victorian Emerging & Energised Award.
Winners were chosen across four categories: Emerging & Energised, Small & Succeeding, Medium & Making Waves, and Social Change Maker.
Telstra Group Executive, Consumer & Small Business, Michael Ackland, said the winners of the 2019 Telstra Victorian Business Awards demonstrated excellence across six key judging criteria, underpinned by a commitment to innovation and technology.
4 & 5) Best New Natural Living Product at Expo West 2019
The largest natural health and wellness expo in the USA, Expo West, has recognised PATCH’s organic adhesive bamboo bandages as the Best New Natural Living Product. The East-Coast version of the expo, Expo East, also saw PATCH become a finalist for Best New Personal Care or Beauty Product as part of the events’ biannual NEXTY awards.
The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. They are the pinnacle recognition of excellence in the natural products industry and are awarded to one stand-out product in each of 22 categories.
6) Best New Eco Living Product
Natural & Organic Products Europe is Europe’s biggest trade show for natural & organic products making it the ‘must attend’ event for buyers of natural health and living products, natural and organic food & drink as well as natural beauty & personal care products.
Hosted by Natural Products News and now in their 24th year, the Natural & Organic Awards Europe have become renowned for recognising trend-setting new innovations across the food, health, eco-living and beauty categories. PATCH took out the award for Best New Eco Living Product, judged by trade show visitors then chosen from a shortlist by a panel of industry experts.