KIWI PERIOD COMPANY SCOOPS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
Internationally renowned Kiwi menstrual cup brand, The Hello Cup, has won a top Australian product design award as they continue to lead the way in sustainable period care innovation.
The Hello Cup’s design was described a ‘stand out’ but judges of the Good Design Awards.
“The form, coloring, reconsidered design and recyclability of the Hello Cup make it a stand out in this space. This has the potential to make a significant sustainable positive impact on the environment by reducing the prevalence of single-use sanitary waste products. Product, packaging, digital, and brand design also cleverly tackle the problem and acceptance of the solution. Overall, a standout project that ticks all the boxes for great design in this category. Well done.
Founders Robyn McLean and Mary Bond, a registered nurse, developed their multi-award-winning menstrual cup business four years ago in response to finding limited reusable period options for their teen daughters, are stoked with the win.
“We’re bloody proud of our world-class design and this award will sit alongside others as our little Kiwi-make cups make their mark on the world stage.”
Hello Cup, who are currently doing their first capital raise with Snowball Effect, have grown from a start-up to a rapidly rising star of the global health and wellness industry and have plans to expand their product range to become a New Zealand’s first sustainable period company.
Great design is at the forefront of every decision The Hello Cup makes, says Robyn.
“Hello Cups are reinventing the period category by showing that sustainable, reusable period products are actually better and more comfortable than the single-use status quo. That’s where the future of period care is.”
The Hello Cup have also just announced a Kickstarter campaign to help launch their patent-pending menstrual disc, the Hello Disc™. Designed in collaboration with internationally recognised menstrual cup and disc expert, Kim Rosas of Period Nirvana, the campaign already has more than 960 backers.
About The Hello Cup
Launched in December 2017, The Hello Cup is a New Zealand sustainable period care company that has grown to become an international leader in the period care industry. Hello Cups are made from medical grade thermoplastic elastomer and replace tampons and pads. They last for years, hold three times more than tampons, are hypoallergenic and fully recyclable – making them a zero-waste option.
About Good Design Australia and the Australian Good Design Awards
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.
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Vaginal cup, period cup, menstrual cup... Whatever you call it, The Hello Cup is a great choice.
It’s worth remembering that we don’t recommend buying your cup based on your flow alone. Instead, sizing is based on fitness and age.
Our XS is our smallest, softest cup. It’s the perfect choice for teenagers, petite users or those who prefer a ‘mini’ tampon.
Our S/M is our ‘one size fits most’ menstrual cup. We recommend it for users under 35 – regardless of whether they have had children or not.
Our L (L for ‘Lovely’) is best for those over 35 who feel it’s a bit more roomy up there.
It’s worth noting that we find physically fit people are often best suited to the S/M regardless of age. If you’re uncertain, Hello Double Boxes are a great option to help you find which size works best for you. Many people find they can wear two sizes.
Check out our full size guide and quiz here.
Diameter – Regular Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 57mm. It holds 17.5ml (to the holes).
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 L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 64mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – Low Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 43mm. It holds 21mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length (no toggle) is 49mm. It holds 28ml (to the holes).
Diameter – High Cervix Hello Cups
The diameter of the XS is 38mm and the overall length including the toggle is 67mm. It holds 19.5ml (to the holes).
The diameter of the S/M is 41mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 71mm. It holds 25mls (to the holes).
The diameter of the L is 45mm and the overall length, including the toggle, is 78mm. It holds 34ml (to the holes).
Drop us a line if you have any questions about sizing – firstname.lastname@example.org.