Ruby Cup: The alternative to the tampon

We introduced the Moon Cup a few months ago, which is basically the same as the Ruby Cup. A menstrual cup made of high-quality, 100 percent medical grade silicone that can be used for ten years. Maxie Matthiessen, Veronica D 'Souza and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer from Copenhagen founded a company in 2011 to offer women a healthy, ecological and affordable alternative to tampons and bandages through their Ruby Cups and to donate Ruby Cups for girls in Africa , ВќA Ruby Cup lasts for 10 years and can simply be hygienically boiled!ВЌ Following the principle of "Buy One, Give One", you can buy women and girls who can not afford hygiene products for 10 years by purchasing a Ruby Cup support monthly period. Because the menstrual cup can be simply emptied, washed out and hygienically boiled. The work of Ruby Cup has already caused various community structures to evolve. Girls in Kenya, for example, founded Ruby Cup clubs, which talk about menstruation and reproductive health.

What would you do if you could not afford tampons and pads?

Schools show how to use a Ruby Cup. Learn how the Ruby Cup is used: Video tutorial Ruby Cup

Girls do not have to worry about stains and do not have to skip school. "On average, a woman uses 11,000 tampons or pads during her lifetime."

Benefits of Ruby Cup

The Ruby Cup menstrual cup catches the menstrual flow directly in the body, instead of absorbing the entire liquid and unlike tampons contains no perfumes or bleach. Thus, for example, dryness or the retention of textile fibers in the vagina are avoided. Overall, the natural vaginal flora is preserved and spared. Ruby cups work without any chemicals and can not cause a vaginal fungus. cost-saving
The Ruby Cup is reusable for years and thus a very favorable alternative to conventional products of the monthly hygiene. A one-time investment guarantees safe protection for up to ten years. This saves time and money and guarantees maximum independence. Practical, right? Social
Million girls are struggling every month to commit to bonding. For fear of bleeding through and embarrassing, they stay away from school. This leads to high dropout rates of girls in poor regions of the world. For every Ruby Cup sold through the online shop, we give one to a girl in Kenya, to allow her to attend school regularly. This strengthens their self-confidence, their independence and independence. environmentally friendly
Imagine all the garbage and chemicals that are produced every month in the manufacture and consumption of sanitary napkins and tampons that pollute the environment. On average, a woman uses 11,000 tampons or pads throughout her life. The waste is avoided by buying a Ruby Cup and reducing the consumption of resources. That pleases the environment! Do your part in sustainability!

Support the project

The three founders started a crowdfunding campaign on March 8, 2014 (World Women's Day), seeking to raise a total of $ 40,000 to produce a Ruby Cup for 5000 girls in Kenya. Everyone can support the project financially and donate as much as they want! All information about Ruby Cup crowdfunding can be found here: Ruby Cup – Supported girls in Kenya. But even by buying a Ruby Cup for the price of в‚Џ 27.95 you support the project. Because then a Ruby Cup is automatically donated to a girl and it does not need to worry about her menstruation for the next 10 years! Here you can reach the Ruby Cup Online Shop, where you can order the menstrual cups.

A Ruby Cup for you and one for a girl in Kenya!