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Lune Group Oy Ltd. was founded in 2005 in Finland. The company produces menstrual cups from medical grade silicone under their Lunette brand at a Finnish mill. The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable cup shaped, easy-to-use, safe and hygienic alternative to tampons and sanitary pads.
Heli Kurjanen, the founder and owner of Lune Group Oy Ltd., tried a menstrual cup as a young mother and housewife. Although thrilled about the idea of the product, she found some room for improvement. So she designed her own menstrual cup that was easier to clean and safer and more comfortable to use. The Lunette menstrual cup was born. “I wanted to tell the whole world about this ingenious product. I wanted other women to hear about this piece of silicone that would change their menstruation forever. The Lunette gives women more freedom during their period. It soon dawned on me that Lunette is also very environmentally sound. Having discussed with our distributors and partners throughout the world I have realized that Lunette can help change the world. My mission is to spread the word about nicer periods. Being a woman means that you can enjoy life every day, every day of the month. It means caring for the world and respecting its inhabitants. Women do not need to be ashamed, they can be proud that they are women”, says Heli Kurjanen about her motivation.
The average woman uses approximately 10-17,000 tampons, pads or pantyliners in her lifetime. The Lunette menstrual cup doesn’t practically cause any waste and when taken good care of, lasts for years. Truly “Greener periods”, that is.
The Lunette cup made of medical grade silicone doesn’t dry out the vagina and creates an environment that is inhospitable to bacteria and ultra hygienic. It doesn’t cause allergic reactions. The Lunette menstrual cup is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for medical use.
Lunette scored the highest compared to other menstrual cups in an independent customer satisfaction survey (Live Journal poll #1360883). The users were asked which cup(s) they owned and if they were satisfied with it (/them). Lunette cups received the highest percentage of satisfied customers – 95% – compared to other brands. In a recent Lunette User Survey, 88 % of all respondents believed that their quality of life during menstruation had increased while using the menstrual cup.
Today Lune Group Oy Ltd. is present in over 20 countries.