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..::bella vita::..
I was poking around the easycup.fr site and found a mention of the La Luna Cup (not to be confused with the Mexican LunaCup): http://www.lalunacup.com/

The site looks all well and good, but looking at both the main photo (a large, with the girl kissing it) and the How to Use page (a small)...uh, it looks completely indistinguishable from the Lunette. And at least the small Lunette has a pretty darned unique shape so even my never-been-a-Lunette-user self could recognize it.

What do you think? Anyone want to contact them and ask for a sample, point out the similarities, etc?

Edit: I did contact them and got this non-reply: Aloha,
We saw your post on our Facebook page and wish to respond via email.
We are an extremely small company based in Hawaii, and our mission goes way beyond LaLuna Cup.
We support women globally to empower themselves through moon-time freedom, sharing information, ancient practices, meditations, and inspirations.
We teach workshops and retreats locally and globally, mainly giving back to the communities that can not necessarily afford menstrual amenities.
Our company began while based in india and with a mission to serve the Mother, the Womb of the World.
I appreciate the Lunette company, their mission and purpose.. and yes our design is similar though different.
I don’t have a Lunette cup on me, however i’m happy to order one to post comparison pictures.

Please understand, we are not out to be a large cooperation with a 10 figure income from selling LaLuna Cups, but rather just passionate about empowering woman to make the switch and try something new. Our LaLuna Cups come full of information, meditations, rituals, poems, hormone balance basics… things i have personally collected from teachers and guides that i wish to share with the women of the world - LaLuna Cup is a portal to sharing this information :) We also only package in 100% cotton bags made locally and shells that i have personally collected from the beaches for a drawstring. We are local, organic, and rootsy. We have a completely different clientele from Lunette cup and this is what stands us apart from the rest.

thank you for your inquiries. please let us know how else we can serve you.

warmly, Alila

Alila Grace
La Luna, Director
www.lalunacup.com ~ La Luna. Peace in the Womb = Peace in the World

The only risk, is trying something new ♥

Still doesn't excuse knocking off an established design....
trejoytrejoy on December 3rd, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
There's only that one picture? For real??
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 3rd, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm counting both the Large that the girl is kissing on the site's main page and the Small that they use to demonstrate the folding techniques on the How to Use page.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on December 3rd, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
Despite what that company wants everyone to believe. I think that cup is a made in china knock off.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 3rd, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Possibly--though I've never seen one that color (looks like "Honeysuckle" from the Ladycups). I was poking around AliExpress for no reason at all and saw a new, lighter pink knockoff--looks like a slightly shorter/squatter Lunette with fewer grip rings on the stem. Maybe it's related to that one.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on December 3rd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
I do not think it is honeysuckle. Looks more like a lavendar mauve. On youtube, Kara? From rump raves has a laluna cup. Just read your edited post. The respose from the company makes them even more sketchy imo. They failed to list the so called differences from lunette, I would have loved to read them. The cup's design down to the tab stem, even their color bears similarities to lunette's new cynthia color, just a little lighter.
pinkydoodler on December 4th, 2014 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm a writer and this is something of a berserk button for me, but I'm just less than impressed that they plagiarised the text on their website word for word off the Divacup website, switching out 'Divacup' with 'La Luna'.

Compare the following:

La Luna is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal. Menstrual cups have existed since the 1930s when women were searching for alternatives to the choices of the time. Yet, its breakthrough into the feminine hygiene industry is much more recent.

Many women feel uneasy about changing their menstrual care routine. Years of dealing with the sights and odors of disposable tampons and pads cause the familiar reaction: “ick!”. However, La Luna empowers women to connect with their bodies and menstrual cycles like never before. Perfect for all activities (on air, land or sea), its easy care and use make for a better moon experience. Wear La Luna for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry. Just fold, insert like a tampon and it collects blood rather than absorbs it. You empty it rather than change it — a lifetime of freedom!


Yeeesh. That's not very nice at all.

Update: oh apparently they also lifted some parts off the Lunette website too: http://www.lunette.com/index.php?id=56

While this may have no bearing on the actual quality of the product, no way will I support or recommend a company with such shoddy ethics.

Edited at 2014-12-04 05:07 am (UTC)
Serpent: suomiserpent_849 on December 4th, 2014 06:06 am (UTC)
The dimensions are exactly the same as the Lunette, too.
I don't think any cup company is a "cooperation" (sic) with a 10 figure income.
blauwemaan on December 5th, 2014 07:06 am (UTC)
Aren't the designs of cups patented in any way?

(Besides costumers obviously have the choice NOT to buy certain goods for all sorts of reasons...)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 5th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
I have heard of multiple cup company lawsuits/disputes due to design copying issues. Off the top of my head:
Green Donna = Lunette
MPower = Lunette
IrisCup = LadyCup

The Si-Bell and Natu were also suspiciously similar under Natu's old design but it looked like they had permission from Si-Bell to use the same molds.
blauwemaan on December 5th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Interesting, it sounds like you can get into a lot of trouble for copying another brand's design (and text for that matter).