IT'S TIME FOR A #NEWPERIOD
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ORGANICUP
OrganiCup have built their brand on the notion that they are more than just a menstrual cup. Believing that no one should be held back by their body they have created period products that are paving the way for their #NewPeriod manifesto.
This August we have had the pleasure of partnering with Organicup a force to be reckoned when it comes to anything and everything surrounding periods. Their aims are simple, to ensure periods never cause major pollution and should never, ever be a source of shame. Using these two factors as a driving force behind their brand, they have not only created products that help to reduced period pollution but have also made strides in debunking myths or taboos in communities where periods are lesser talked about and donated their products to help over 30,000 women along the way.
OrganiCup has not only joined us online, they will be available to shop and experience at our London Wellness Pop-Up Store from the 19th-25th August. Come and visit the OrganiCup experiential zone, where you can find out even more about the products, ask questions and get involved with immersive experiences.
We sat down with Soo, Organicups UK brand ambassador for an honest conversation about mensural cups and all things periods. Here are some of our key take aways...
HOW LONG CAN I WEAR THE CUP FOR?
Up to 12 hours - you can sleep, exercise, swim and do pretty much anything you like whilst the cup is in place.
HOW MUCH BLOOD DOES THE ORGANICUP HOLD?
The equivalent of 3 large tampons.
HOW LONG CAN ONE MENSTRUAL CUP LAST FOR?
You can keep 1 cup up to 10 years but women generally like to change after 3/4 years for aesthetic reasons due to discolouration.
CAN I WEAR THE CUP WITH A IUD/COIL?
CAN I FEEL THE ORGANICUP WHEN IT IS IN PLACE?
The Organicup needs to be placed high enough up that you cannot feel a thing, small holes create a vacuum against the vaginal wall meaning it is secure and in place all day. The stem can also be trimmed, so not to feel that either.
HOW DO CLEAN MY ORGANICUP ON THE GO?
Should you have to empty the Organicup when out and about, you can use the OrganiWipes- an organic cotton, sterile wipe that will help clean your cup and ensure it is ready to be reinserted. Or if you have access to running water, you can also use the OrganiWash to clean and sterilise your cup.
Over 350,000+ women have made the switch to OrganiCup and 9/10 women who try it, continue to use it. It might feel different at first, but with a little practice and know how it can become a seamless part of your period routine.
Organicup are not only creating period products to change the environmental impact on the planet, they are using their platform to help girls all around the world, creating a safe space to talk about periods, address myths and taboos, donating over 15,000 menstural cups and helping everyone be unashamed by their period.
70% of girls in India had never heard about a period until their first menstruation and 1 in 10 African girls miss school during their period which ultimately results in a higher female school drop out rate. With statistics like this, you can see why there is a need for a better education and accessibility to period products in developing countries. With girls having to use makeshift solutions, period poverty is limits girls and women from living their daily lives and exercising their basic rights, such as school, work and even socialising.
This is why Organicup have partnered with over 60 different non-profit organisations whose aims is to help those in need receive period products and a proper education around menstural health. They have made it their mission to create a sustainable and scalable plan to end period poverty.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ORGANICUPS NGO PARTERS
Visit the Organicup digital zone, or come and visit the LDC wellness store between the 19th-25th August to find out more and get involved with the immersive experiences.
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