We formed Una Patches sustainably, guided by our commitments to you and to the planet.
our commitments to you
We produce consistently high quality products, with CBD that is third party tested and never contains THC or any nasties. We publish our lab results on our site for complete transparency.
We aren’t just telling you our patches are high quality – we can prove it. They have EU CPMR registration and are MHRA class 1 medical devices. Our patches are manufactured in the UK to ISO 9001 standards and our adhesive is accredited to full medical standards. (Basically, we ran everything by some very smart people who did some checks and gave us some official certificates)
our commitments to the planet
We created our patches to be zero waste – they’re biodegradable and packaged in recyclable materials. Our supply chain is designed to minimise carbon emissions by choosing local manufacturers wherever possible.
For emissions that are unavoidable, for example from deliveries, we have our climate positive programme with Earthly which has awarded us climate positive product and business certifications. Essentially this means we go beyond just balancing out our carbon emissions to actually have a positive effect. The project we have chose to contribute to this year is the Kasigau Corridor.
hectares of forest protected
people benefit from social programmes
tonnes of co2 emissions avoided
OUR EARTHLY PARTNERSHIP
Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project
The Kasigau Corridor project is a REDD+ project based in Rukinga, Kenya. It protects an expanse of over 200,000 hectares of dryland Acacia-Commiphora forest home to over 2,000 elephants. The project also provides social programmes whose impact reaches over 116,000 people. The project has so far led to 13,936,339 tCO2 emissions avoided to date. It works towards 6 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
GOOD FOR EARTH
Kasigau Corridor works with over 5,000 local landowners to protect this corridor. A REDD+ project stands for Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. The project area is home to an incredibly diverse population of wildlife including more than 20
species of bats, over 50 species of large mammals, and over 300 species of birds. It is also home to vital populations of animals found on the IUCN Red List including over 2,000 African Elephants, African Wild Dog, Cheetah, and Grevy’s Zebra.
POSITIVE FOR PEOPLE
The project has led to the creation of over 300 jobs; the building of 15 new schools; clean safe drinking water for 25,000 people and the formation of 500 women’s groups. Kasigau’s Q1 2020 impact report shows how education is a key focus with 4,123 bursaries being awarded amounting to approximately $235,000. These bursaries will support children going to secondary school, university, as well as special care schools; 51% of the support students were young women.
WHY UNA PATCHES?
OUR FOUNDers STORY
I’ve had my share of ups and downs. The toll of working all the time, living a busy lifestyle and not taking enough time to look after myself were all catching up.
When I found myself (like the rest of the world) with a lot more time on my hands last year, it actually made everything worse. Without my usual stress relievers I was way down in the dumps.
After extensive research and learning about the historic uses of CBD, I discovered how transformative CBD can be for your health and wellbeing. Trying it for myself I found I was sleeping more restfully, was less anxious and annoyed and the pain in my wrist from being on my laptop all day had disappeared.
When it came to how to take CBD the research was clear – patches offer an effective route into the body that doesn’t involve smoking or dealing with the taste. I’d fallen in love with them and shared CBD patches with my family and friends who loved them too.
And so Una Patches was born. Our patches are a wellness product that aim to balance you out to help you feel your best self, everyday.
I created these patches for everyone, whether you’re a fed up office professional like me, a fitness enthusiast who is looking to improve your muscle recovery or an overworked parent looking to catch your breath. I hope you love them as much as I do.