The Hello Cup
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.
The Hello Cup comes in two sizes – S/M and M/L.
Working out what size you are can be tricky – we are all so different! As a rule of thumb we recommend the S/M for women who are under 30 who haven’t given birth. The M/L is a good choice if you have given birth, are over 30 years old, or have a heavy flow. Sometimes it’s a case of trial and error. For example, if your S/M Hello Cup is opening but you get leakage, you might need to go up a size. On the other hand if you find your M/L won’t open – you might need to go down a size.
To help take the guess work out of things, we’ve got an option to purchase a Hello Cup box with both sizes in it for $69. Many women find they can wear both sizes so opt for the smaller sized Hello Cup on light days and the larger one on heavy days.
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 59mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the M/L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).