Wool+Aid | Merino Wool Bandage

The old addage of has to be seen to be believed rang true. Surely not?? It is really wool?! Really? It was an absolute treat to see the same disbelief change to the same amazement that I had when I first read then came face to face with this next-level product. The audience was the people involved in growing Merino wool. It is one thing to hear stories about a Merino wool bandage, quite another to be able to hold and examine it for themselves.

In October 2019, I presented to 25 wool growers and their district wool managers from South Australia who had come across to Melbourne, Victoria to see their wool sold at auction and the processes involved. It was a perfect place to talk about my path into the wool industry and increase wool awareness with new products on the market — and introduce them to the Wool+Aid product.

Thank you to Lucas for sending a pack across the Tasman to this wool tragic. I’ve taken a lot of joy sharing such an interesting, innovative wool use with wool growers and colleagues alike.

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Wool and health, wool and bandages. It makes sense but it was sense not yet on the market until the arrival of Wool+Aid Merino Wool Adhesive Bandages.

Functionally, an adhesive bandage protects a wound or sensitive area from contact, damage, bacteria and direct – allowing the body’s healing process to take place less disturbed. Where generally, the adhesive sheet has been woven fabric/cotton, plastic or latex strips Wool+Aid has utilized the softness, moisture wicking, breathability, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties of merino wool to protect wounds, naturally. The Merino wool bandage features a latex free organic molecule adhesive, perfect alternative for any one with latex allergies. The product is also 100% biodegradable!

The Wool+Aid Merino Wool Adhesive Bandage advises single use only and to be changed daily.

For this exercise, accident prone me managed to keep wound free once they arrived so I tested it out on an imaginary cut and kept it on for two weeks to test the durability and comfort. (Having these has acted as a damage deterrent as I haven’t had need of them yet…) Photos below. There was no itching, total comfort to the point of forgetting it was there. The adhesive and fabric stood up well to showers and day to day chores and activities. Fraying was to be expected after longer than advised wear but it was minimal.

Sure, they’re a bit dearer than the plastic plasters BUT knowing these breakdown in the environment and knowing they naturally assist healing is a super thumbs up. The black colour is very striking and made for a great talking point….and did you miss the part about them being MADE FROM WOOL?

Head on over to Wool+Aid to read more and get your own Merino Wool Adhesive Bandages.

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Samantha Wan is a first generation Australian-born Chinese. From a non-farming background, she partners with Australian wool growers to market their wool clip in her role as a wool broker. She is the recipient of industry recognised awards and promotes wool as the natural fibre for today's slow fashion, every day. Wool has improved her quality of life and she wants to share those benefits to improve the lives of others. Sam's dream is for every person to have one item made from natural wool in their wardrobe. Ask her about her woollen shoes or where wool is taking her next!

2 thoughts on “Wool+Aid | Merino Wool Bandage

  1. I recently contacted Richie to see if I could stock wool aid in my little post office in Bollon QLD as my aim is to create a sustainable shop. He was so great and yes I have received my first shipment ready for the shelves. My husband has been in the Wool Harvesting industry for many years and my love for this amazing underutilised product grew. He was my test subject for the bandages and his opinion is 10 out of 10. It stayed strong and secure through his busy day and I can’t wait to get this product out there. My next test is to see how long it takes to compost down. I love the evolving range of wool products, thank you for a great website.

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Victoria! So great to hear it passed the test. Would love to hear more about how your composting goes. With your permission, I’d love to add you to this blog as an Australian stockist!

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