Patch was born when Founder 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, making the wound worse. This puzzled James and he set off on his mission to find out why. He was shocked to discover that there is an array of chemicals that lurk in the common bandages. 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 world's population can’t wear common wound care coverings, which was predicted to be on the rise.
The other side of James’ motivations were spurred on by his other son, Xavier, who hates putting creams on his skin. As parents, you can get pretty creative with ways to put an anti-septic/anti-bacterial cream on a bandage, but no matter what was tried, Xavier would always know and often tantrums would follow. Ultimately the wish for a wound care product that wouldn’t cause nasty skin reactions and serve as a way to help heal the wounds was the real reason for Patch.