Here is a look at another figure from the Dr Romanelli x Medicom Toy “Hello Kitty” Collection. The inspiration for this release is based off a hospital volunteer sometimes referred to as a candy striper . This name is derived from the red-and-white striped jumpers that female volunteers traditionally wore, which resemble sticky candy . Candy Stripers originated as a high-school civics class project in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1944. The uniforms were sewn by the girls in the class from material provided by the teacher – a red-and-white-striped fabric known as “candy stripe”.