Our entry into the world of reusable menstrual cups came in 1987. We knew that the concept had been tried earlier in the 20th century but it had vanished from the market. We also knew that women and our EARTH needed and deserved a solution like this. Changing culture meant women had new power and ownership of their bodies. After a 20 year absence, we wanted to return this amazing product to the market, and give women a better option: gentle on the body, gentle on the wallet, and gentle on the Earth.
We approached the family that created the last menstrual cup to be commercially produced and distributed. It’s a really interesting story! You can read more about it at the wonderfully thorough history presented here. We tracked down the founders, a gynecologist, and asked about them re-inventing their menstrual cup and bringing it back to the market. Although they did not wish to develop the cups further, they gave us their full blessing to adopt and release what ultimately became The Keeper: the all-natural menstrual cup that will always be the cup that brought this option back for women everywhere. We took the plunge and will always be glad that we did.
We are counting the days until our 30th anniversary. For decades, we have been supporting women and supporting the Earth, first with The Keeper, and later with the Moon Cup. It makes us smile to think of all the empowerment we have promoted and all the waste we have prevented. To the countless women who have joined us by using our cups or by becoming affiliates or brave solo distributors, we say, “THANK YOU!” We are immensely proud to be the creator and leader of this modern day menstrual cup industry. We are every bit as passionate today as we were when we started. Best of all: after nearly thirty years, the world has changed again. A new generation of young women are more ready than ever to make the switch. We are encouraged and grateful.
The Keeper, Inc. is a woman-owned business. We are driven by passion for women, care for the Earth, and an unquashable belief that the simplest solutions is always the best. Save money, own your body, and keep our Earth beautiful for future generations.