What is HUETAPE?
HUETAPE is an elastic athletic adhesive kinesiology tape brand with the mission to produce quality tape products while serving the unique needs of melanated individuals.
What is HUETAPE used for?
HUETAPE (KT) is used to support and relieve pain in muscles, joints, and/or ligaments. It reduces swelling, increases mobility and enhances recovery. Due to the presence of these elastic fibers, HUETAPE can support muscles, tendons, and ligaments without inhibiting range of motion such as other traditional athletic tape. Whether you're dealing with a sports injury, minor ailments or just need some extra support during your workouts, HUETAPE can work for you.
The concept of creating the HUETAPE tape brand had been a lingering thought in our founders mind for several years. It all began with a simple comment from a friend and colleague who observed her pre-show routine of pancaking. They suggested that she should create her own tape line someday, and that remark stuck with her ever since. Now, you might be wondering, what exactly is pancaking? Well, it's the process of applying skin-colored makeup to dancewear to achieve a desired color or appearance from a distance on stage.
As a professional dancer and someone who has dealt with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) for most of her life, she often relied on tape for added resistance and to prevent slipping during performances. But let's take a moment to explain what hyperhidrosis is. It's a condition characterized by excessive sweating caused by overstimulation of cholinergic receptors on eccrine glands. This means that I sweat more than what is necessary for regulating body temperature.
For years, she struggled to find tape that matched her skin tone, and she was certain that many active individuals, dancers, sports athletes, and anyone in need of skin tone tape can attest to this as well. Before every performance, she had to spend a significant amount of time applying tape in a lighter shade, followed by foundation, and then waiting for it to dry before stepping onto the stage. A process that became tiresome and expensive.
The HUETAPE brand intends to fill the gap, offering accessible and cost-effective tape with the highest quality to enhance comfort and stability for dancers and active individuals alike. HUETAPE is not just about producing top-notch tape; it's about catering to the distinctive needs of melanated individuals, a product that celebrates and supports performers, athletes, and individuals from all walks of life has finally hit the market. We are very proud and we hope that you will support us!