Black Ear Swabs

 - Jul 22, 2007   Updated: Apr 12 2011
References: export-japan
The Japanese Heiwa Medic Co., Ltd. are the makers of a Western-world oddity - black cotton swabs. Supposedly, earwax shows up against a black background better than our white ones. In case you're wondering, there is no such thing as black cotton. The black color comes from a non-toxic dye. The downside is that they won't match your toilet paper.

Implications - When something becomes a staple in the daily lives of many, it is difficult to look at it with a critical eye; however, Heiwa Medic proves that there is always room for improvement. Small companies can establish themselves as innovators by looking passed a product's lasting success and into its potential as something new.