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 increase wool awareness and introduce them to the Wool+Aid product. 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. These are the people involved in growing Merino wool so it is one thing to hear stories about a Merino wool bandage, quite another to be able to hold and examine it for themselves.
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 product with wool growers and colleagues alike.
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. (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.