Menstrual Cups

Improving Birth Cup

IB-Menstrual-Cup

http://improvingbirth.org/product/ib-menstrual-cup/

Country of origin:  USA (I assume cups are made in China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “1” (small), “2” (large)
Dimensions: Size 1 = 40mm diameter, 50mm length, 25mm stem.  Size 2 = 45mm diameter, 60mm long, 25mm stem.
Capacity: Both 28mls (to rim)
Stem: Flat Tab
Measuring Lines: yes
Cost (RRP): $19.99 USD
Been around since: 2012
Unique design?:No (There are other cups with similar design available)
Other Details: Comes in Blue, Purple, Red and Pink.  The cups are being sold by an organisation that is a maternity care advocacy group.  They also allow you to purchase a cup that will be donated to Days for Girls.

Judging by the product photo, (same flower design on the side of the box, same folds in the pouch) these appear to be the iCare cups rebranded.

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November 25, 2015 - Posted by | The Cups | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. These actually aren’t the I-Care cups rebranded, though the cup shape is the same. We didn’t have the box specs at the time the sale began, so used the I-Care box (since the cups are so similar) to do our image. They’ve also only been sold during our 2015 fundraiser, though we have a few left we are adding to our store. Thanks though!

    Comment by Jennifer | December 31, 2015

  2. Hi Jennifer, You’re from Improving Birth?

    Do you have any pictures of the actual box and cup then, if these are not them. So they are not cups purchased from the same supplier who sells the “iCare” brand of cups? Why did you choose that brand to use the photos from?

    Do you have any more information on the cups?

    Comment by obsidian | January 12, 2016

  3. Yes, I work with Improving Birth. These are not purchased from the same manufacturer that provides the iCare brand. As I mentioned before, we used the iCare photo to do our stock photo from because the cup shape and size we chose to use are very similar (if not the same) shape and size as iCare and the box was also similar in shape and size. Why did we choose that particular cup shape and size to have manufactured for us? Truthfully, it’s because I ran the campaign and that’s what I personally use (yes, mine is a China cheapie) and had personal experience with. I don’t work on the web side, so don’t have stock photos. Only thing I have is a few taken during the packing and mailing process to keep supporters updated on mailing time frames and unfortunately I’m a terrible photographer.

    Comment by Jennifer Jeppson | April 16, 2016

  4. I’d also like to note that, while similar size and shape as the iCare brand, our cups differ in wall thickness and in coloring (iCare’s cups are stiffer and less flexible than ours are, which some may like and some may not) and their colors are much darker. We also purchase from a company with the proper certification to provide personal hygiene products for resale in the US (something you won’t find with iCare brand, or almost any cup that is bought off sites like Aliexpress or dhgate).

    Comment by Jennifer | April 16, 2016


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