Robyn McLean and Mary Bond are life-long friends who don’t spend their days baking wholesome food or cleaning their houses. But while they might not be domestic goddesses, they do think we could all do a bit more to look after this cool planet we call home.
Unfortunately,more than 7 billion tampons, pads and panty liners end up in landfills around the world each year. After discovering cups in relatively recent times, they were amazed at how easy they were to use and how many benefits they offered.
Mary, a registered nurse, and Robyn, a journalist, have researched and interviewed numerous medical professionals and product designers to create the Hello Cup. Proudly designed and made in New Zealand using top-of-the-line medical-grade TPE plastic from Germany, the Hello Cup contains no nasty chemicals and is recyclable at the end of its life. It is free of silicone and latex – making it the perfect choice for women who have sensitivities.
Why we Love them
This is one item I don’t use myself, I wanted to but as I have an IUD I don’t get my period, thus I don’t require one. However, a friend of mine and I have had many conversations about menstrual cups and hunted for the perfect one. Not only does a menstrual cup dramatically reduce waste but also saves you so much money.
When we came across The Hello cup we were immediately sold. They have beautiful packaging, and their clever marketing, one that makes periods more comical and less serious, with awesome taglines like ‘bloody brilliant’ and ‘no strings attached’. They are also made here in NZ in Hawkes Bay, where I grew up and are working on a return system where they can recycle the cups at the end of there life.
Check out our blog post Hello! Zero Waste Periods for more details on using The Hello Cup.