DivaCup

A Better Period Experience

Who They Are

DivaCup wants you to have a better monthly menstrual experience–period.

When founder Francine Chambers was a teenager, she quickly grew tired of the awkwardness that surrounds ‘dealing’ with your period. The bulkiness of pads, the constant worry of a leaky tampon, the avoided eye-contact at the grocery store as you hide your feminine products amongst canned goods and produce. Not to mention, the overarching ‘wasteful’ feeling when disposing of each product after a few hours of use. As Francine grew older, she began researching alternative menstrual care and found that she was one of many who shared a passion for a better period experience.

Enter: menstrual cups. A waste-free, stress-free solution to when Aunt Flo comes-a-knocking. Francine dedicated 10 years of her career to selling and promoting these innovative products around the world. In 2001, Francine and her daughter, Carinne, began experimenting with their own ideas and designs; together they designed TheDivaCup–the reusable menstrual cup that encourages a more positive period experience for women any age.


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Why We Like Them

The DivaCup gang is committed to ensuring that your period is happier and healthier, and they mean business with a capital B. They’re a certified B-Corp, and meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. They are constantly evaluating how their practices impact their employees, community, the environment, and you!

The DivaCup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that’s made from silicone, and does not contain BPA, latex, or dyes. Their production supply chain is ISO-13485 certified, which is a fancy way of saying they meet the same quality standards that medical device manufacturers comply with worldwide. They’ve won numerous awards for their product design, including being voted top 10 for the 2011 People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year by Green America.

Aside from their outstanding business model, we also love that these Divas really care.The company is committed to helping marginalized women find access to feminine hygiene products. DivaCup proudly supports various organizations through product donation or in-kind financial support in order to spread the love to women of all backgrounds, communities, and regions of the world.

With over 20 years of experience in menstrual care, Diva International Inc. is committed to providing women with excellence.They focus on excellence in menstrual care, environment care, production, and in sustainability. They are committed to offering women a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and eco-friendly feminine hygiene product to conventional options. By providing a reusable solution to disposable tampons and pads, the DivaCup is helping to reduce the eco-footprint of feminine hygiene.

  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Empowers Women
    Empowers Women
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • B Corp
    B Corp

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This company promotes the empowerment of women by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equality, or donating time or funds towards women’s education and empowerment opportunities.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

The B Lab is a third-party, non-profit organization that certifies companies as socially and environmentally responsible. B Corps are businesses that go above and beyond traditional business models and aim to create positive change in the world through their practices. These companies must meet rigorous transparency and accountablity standards, while doing what is best for people and the environment.

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