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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Diva Cup Giveaway- Ends Febuary 15, 2010


The DivaCup Story is amazing: a mother and daughter with the vision and determination to revolutionize feminine hygiene! The DivaCup Team has over 38 years of combined experience in natural feminine hygiene alternatives. Their passion is to provide women an environmentally responsible, convenient and reliable alternative to tampons and pads.

The menstrual cup was first developed in the 1930’s. It was made from rubber latex (an allergen for many). Millions were sold in those first years by multiple companies.
Because of management issues, the companies closed and menstrual cups were hard to find. Then over 15 years ago, Francine recognized the need for an alternative to unreliable disposable tampons and pads and found a company offering menstrual cups. She and her daughter, Carinne, single handedly resurrected the 75 year old menstrual cup concept by reintroducing this product to the world market when it was virtually unknown. They sold this rubber/latex version for 10 years.In 2003, drawing on their experience and expert knowledge about the menstrual cup category, they developed a modern redesign, made from soft, top-quality silicone, to meet the needs of today’s woman. They launched their own company, Diva International. Their revolutionary concept, The DivaCup, is patent-pending and ISO certified. Today, The DivaCup is the preferred choice.

Tampons Are "Passé”, Menstrual Cups Are “In”

Economics and the environment drive women to reconsider their feminine hygiene choice
Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2009 – Tough, uncertain economic times coupled with continued concern for the environment is driving consumers to reevaluate every aspect of their purchasing power. In particular, an overlooked avenue of landfill waste and pollution has the attention of women, worldwide. Disposable feminine hygiene tampon and pad products are coming under scrutiny as statistics point to how they contribute to landfill volume, as well as pollution. Women are registering their concern by changing from toxic disposables to a reusable menstrual cup.
Diva International Inc., makers of The DivaCup, a silicone menstrual cup, enjoy over 70,000 blog mentions and thousands of unique visits a day to their website. They field questions from companies as far off as Nigeria and Russia – all who want a piece of the revived, menstrual cup market.
"Our menstrual cup is a good environmental choice, because it is reusable. Most women want to do something to positively change their eco-footprint, but can't always afford to buy a hybrid car or replace drafty windows in their home. Switching from disposable tampons and pads saves approximately $150 to $200 U.S. a year and eliminates their personal contribution to billions of tampons and pads dumped into landfills and sewer systems, each year. Hundreds of women a week tell us how personally empowered they feel," explains Francine Chambers, who started the company six years ago with her daughter, Carinne.
In 2000, over 55.9 million women in the U.S. alone were monthly users of disposable feminine hygiene products. The 41 year menstruation span (11-52 years) creates billions of pounds of disposable feminine hygiene products being “dumped” into the environment. In 1998 alone, it was estimated at 13.5 billion sanitary pads and 6.5 billion tampons were disposed of annually.
The menstrual cup concept was first introduced 75 years ago and millions were sold in the 50s and 60s, only to disappear for quite a while. Recently, redesigned silicone cups are becoming very popular with women of all ages once again, because they are considered more reliable, convenient and less expensive than tampons and pads.
"Although the idea seems different to some women, to others hearing or seeing the product for the first time is an amazing realization. Interestingly enough, it is common for us to hear that a male family member or friend suggested the product. A majority of our retail or distributor buyers are men," states Carinne Chambers.
The DivaCup’s expert, proprietary, patent-pending features make it comfortable and assures ease of use and reliability. Perfect for traveling, running, biking, hiking, dancing, camping, swimming, diving, scuba, yoga, extreme sports and more...


The DivaCup® Menstrual Cup:

• Clean, convenient, easy-to-use
• Worn for up to 12 hours
• Comfortable, reliable
• Latex-free, hypoallergenic
• Economical – saves money each month
• Reusable: environmentally responsible
The DivaWash®:
They recommend that The DivaWash be used to clean The DivaCup. They have formulated The DivaWash as a botanically-based, all natural cleanser that has been specifically designed to protect the integrity of the silicone material. It will not compromise the silicone in any way. This mild, naturally pH-balanced cleaner is also perfect for face and body!
The DivaCup retails for $39.50 US, and is available at natural stores, independent pharmacies and select grocers throughout the US, and at www.drugstore.com.Just visit the Handy Store Finder for a location near You!
~The Giveaway~
The Diva Cup is generously giving One Organic Girl Entrant a Diva Cup.
~To Enter~
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This Giveaway is open to US and Canadians

Ends Feb 15, 2010
(Winners will have 48 hrs to respond to my email or new winner will be chosen)

Thank you The Diva Cup for sponsoring this giveaway at Organic Girl.
 
Did you know!
From use of disposable feminine hygiene, an estimated 12 billion sanitary pads and 7 billion tampons are dumped into the North American environment each year (1998). More than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999. Our revolutionary, reusable product is a modern, viable alternative to disposable tampons and pads.

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