Meet Charlie. Adventure obsessed and regular Aussie kiddo, that happens to be allergic to plasters and the reason we started PATCH. When his dad (James) noticed that while trying to protect his son’s playground wounds, his skin was in fact reacting badly to a common wound covering (and in fact making the wound worse), he identified the need for an urgent solution.
James was shocked to discover that there is an array of chemicals that lurk in the common plasters. He became motivated to find better alternatives when he found that Charlie wasn’t alone with his reactions. His research found that a staggering number of the of the world's population can’t wear common wound care coverings, which was predicted to be on rise as well as the enormous medical waste issue that accompanies it.