Because Periods shouldn’t cost the Earth!
After giving birth to 2 babies, she was awakened to the massively detrimental impact that disposable items were having, not only to her and her kids’ bodies, but also the environment and her finances! Nappies and wipes were the first wakeup call, closely followed by her regular and now heavy use of menstrual products. She was going through around 20-30 tampons initially as well as pads per period; the tampons no longer absorbed past 30 minutes post kids. There was also the issue of now being aware that the tampons and pads were full of toxic chemicals and plastics that were continually being placed inside and around this intimate and delicate area – what goes inside and on to our skin does get absorbed by the body – its our biggest sponge!
Something had to change and quickly. Armed with this information, Julie bought some menstrual cups and fell in love to a point…..hear her out! She tried loads of them over time and whilst most aspects were good, not all boxes were ticked. Also came the hygiene aspect, emptying a cup and when out and about, then having to reinsert the same cup again….not ideal! Coming from both a medical and nutritional background, she realized the potential long term implications of where this could lead.
Thus FEMCUP was born!