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Merry Care Shop Making “choosing medical tape by design” commonplace

[Merry Care Shop] Making “choosing medical tape by design” commonplace
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Press release: April 1, 2024
April Dream Project
Making “choosing medical tape by design” a norm
*Merry Care Shop aims for a future where anyone can choose a medical tape based on their design through “Merry Care Tape,” a highly designed medical tape. *
This press release is a dream sent out by a business operator who sympathizes with the April Dream project and wants to make April 1st a day full of dreams, hoping to make them come true.
Our store supports April Dream, which aims to make April 1st a day to share dreams. This press release is a dream of “Merry Care Shop”.

Merry Care
Shop (located in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture) makes “choosing medical tape by design” the norm through its highly designed medical tape “Merry Care Tape.”
[There are few design options for medical tape]
General medical tapes have excellent functionality, but from a design standpoint, most of them are white, flesh-colored, transparent, and plain.

Medical equipment and fixation tape placed on the face or body can sometimes make the patient look painful.

In medical and welfare settings as well as at home, creative ways to improve the appearance of tape, such as by drawing pictures on it, are a means of emotional care for patients and their families.

However, as we are busy with daily care, we don’t have the time to put a lot of effort into the appearance of the tape.

Therefore, our store representative thought, “Just like choosing the clothes you wear every day, if you could choose medical tape according to your preferences in color and design, you could have fun and feel positive.”

[Medical tape “Merry Care Tape” with printed illustration design] In 2020, our store launched “Merry Care Tape,” which is made of mesh tape made of non-woven fabric with illustrations printed and die-cut. ◆Inventions to make daily care even a little more fun and convenient – Fun design
– Skin-friendly tape material
– Available in sizes to suit your needs
– Colorfast printing
◆Customer testimonials
*The fun of design allows you to be proactive about treatment and care* – “I used to feel depressed every time I saw a tube of a child’s face, but seeing the tape so cute makes me feel positive.”
– “My child likes the pictures on the tape and is choosing the pattern himself. He no longer dislikes the tube.”
– “I used to be worried about what people looked at me, but now I can enjoy going out and taking photos.”
*Easy to use, freeing up your mind, body and time*
– “I no longer have to worry about drawing or cutting, which saves time.” – “I’m not good at drawing, so it’s helpful to be able to make something cute just by pasting it on.”
– “You don’t have to worry about the ink smearing like you do when drawing with a pen.”
* Creates communication, increases conversations and smiles * – “‘What’s on today’s tape?’ becomes a topic of conversation with medical staff and friends.”
– “A lot of people call me cute, which makes both parents and children happy.”
◆Award history, etc.
– 2021 7th Medical Beauty Dogen Design Award “Design to Enrich Hospital Life” Product Category Grand Prize
– 2022 Fuji TV Monday 9th drama “PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit” prop cooperation
[Ready-made options available for those who have no choice but to invent something by hand]
Families who need care products are trying to make them by hand because they want to use care products with stylish designs, but there are no ready-made products, and even if they do, they have no choice but to make them by hand. I see many cases. The same goes for medical tape.

We launched Merry Care Tape with the desire to provide a “ready-made option that is not handmade” to meet a small number of needs that definitely exist.

“Care products with your favorite design”, including medical tape, will no longer be something special that you have to search everywhere or make your own, but will be available to anyone at any time. This is our store’s wish.

[From “cute tape for children” to “tape that everyone can enjoy designing”] Merry Care Tape was born from the experience of our representative’s own child being hospitalized, so when it was first released, the target audience was “families with children who needed inpatient treatment or home medical care,” which is similar to the
representative’s own attributes. was.

The colorful illustration designs, such as animals and seasonal event motifs, are very popular among children and their families.

on the other hand,
“I want to use it to care for my parents.”
“Is there any tape that is big enough to fix adult tubes?”
“It would be nice if there were adult-like patterns that junior high and high school students could also use.”
We have started to receive opinions such as:

In addition, unexpected injuries and illnesses can happen to anyone, not just congenital or chronic illnesses or disabilities.
We aim to expand from the current 16 designs to more than 100 designs so that they can be enjoyed by a wide range of people who need medical tape, not just children.

In addition to our original designs, we actively collaborate with illustrators, characters, etc. to expand the range of designs.

[To let people know that there are design options for medical tape] photo by PIXTA
Just like masking tape, medical tape comes in a variety of designs. Our store’s desire to make it commonplace to choose medical tape by design does not negate the feelings of people who want to use white, skin-colored, or transparent tape, or who don’t want medical equipment to stand out. It’s not a thing.

Choosing and using a plain tape after comparing it to other designs in an environment with design options provides a more psychologically enriching experience than using a plain tape in an environment with no design options. Because I think it is.

Through Merry Care Tape, our store provides design options for medical tapes and works to let people know that they can choose medical tapes based not only on functionality but also on design.

We aim for a future where anyone can purchase medical tape with their favorite design at a location close to their home.

* [About Merry Care Shop] *
Store name: Merry Care Shop
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“April Dream” is a PR event where companies send out their dreams that they would like to achieve in the future on April 1st.
This is a project by TIMES. We are seriously aiming to make this dream come true.
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