The Mooncup® is a reusable menstrual cup that offers a great way to reduce waste during the menstrual cycle. The company has also provided strong support to a range of charities, while also encouraging its fans to adopt more eco-conscious behaviours in many different areas of their lives. Read on to find out more about their philosophy!
A menstrual cup is a small, foldable, reusable device made from silicone, rubber or plastic that collects, rather than absorbs, menstrual blood Mooncup® is the brand name of a menstrual cup: the first medical grade silicone menstrual cup in the world.
The first known menstrual cup was invented in 1937 by an American woman named Leona Chalmers. Unfortunately for Chalmers, a wartime rationing of rubber during World War II impacted the production of her menstrual cup. Social stigma also prevented the idea of the menstrual cup from gaining traction.
However, in more recent times, Mooncup® has been at the forefront of eliminating that stigma and encouraging change. It was designed by women as a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. As the first ever menstrual cup to be made from medical grade silicone, it also provides a hypoallergenic alternative to rubber, which had previously been linked to latex allergies.
Mooncup® has also been instrumental in encouraging its fans to adopt eco-conscious behaviour in many different areas of their lives. We love the company’s most recent blog post – created in collaboration with environmental blogger Zoe Morrison – which suggested a range of helpful tips people can use to live a more eco-friendly life. Click here to read it.
We are also impressed by the company’s commitment to supporting charitable work. They support many charities and not-for-profit programmes around the world. Their Team Giving programme offers each team member the chance to donate to a cause close to their heart.
To find out more about Mooncup® – including directions for use, and where you can find your nearest stockist – visit their website below!