Hello my name is Su and I started Mooncup in my bedroom in Brighton in 2002.
In the early days it was just me stickering toilet doors around town, or printing all the packaging and the usage guides on my little printer at home, and then setting off down to the local Post Office with a few envelopes in my wicker basket. Nowadays I have a lovely team of wonderful women working alongside me, and Royal Mail come to collect from us!
Mooncup moved out of my house in 2005 but I still live very close to the office with my teenage daughter, Polo the dog and Poppy the cat. Polo comes to work with me and we go for a walk on the South Downs most mornings, the perfect way to start the day! It's great having a lovable Labrador hanging out in the office too. When I get a bit of time to myself I prefer to be outside pottering about in the garden, weather permitting. Otherwise I am happy curled up in front of the fire or snuggled up in bed watching a good film on my iPad.
I have been working at Mooncup since January 2004 during which time I've managed to have a go at most things that go on around here. Its certainly been a learning curve but also a true joy to watch the company grow from 3-4 women sharing desks and computers in Su's bedroom to a multi award winning business. Nowadays a bigger team allows me to focus on the wholesale/trade side of the business. I also coordinate the translation of our packaging and various publications into different languages for which my degree in German and Italian comes in useful.
After university I travelled extensively in 5 continents funded by various casual jobs but there was a growing need for something into which I could channel my passion for environmental issues and desire for a better world. The opportunity to work for Mooncup came along just at the right time.
Outside of work I enjoy listening to music, dancing, running, cycling, yoga, walking in the countryside, dreaming about faraway places and spending time with my wonderful community of friends. I love anything to do with food - from growing organic veg with my fellow New Rooters on our cooperative allotment here in Brighton to cooking and eating yummy vegan meals.» back to top
PR and Campaigns Manager
Hello- I’m Kath. I’ve been working with the team on the PR and marketing for Mooncup for over 4 years now- from booking the festivals and exhibitions to chatting with journalists. If you see, say, a Mooncup ad on the tube, you can pat me on the back for that next time you catch me working the stall at a festival! I also work behind the scenes with schemes in developing countries ensuring that local women’s real best interests are kept at heart throughout.
As the single mum of a 7 year old boy, I work 24 hours a week at Mooncup. It’s great to be part of a business that understands the realities of juggling work and an often hectic life. I’ve had quite a few different jobs before this: I’ve been a fundraiser, charity worker, event organizer and ‘marketeer’, children’s workshop facilitator and managed a thriving multi-screen independent cinema. I love a challenge – which life has tended to chuck at me… I’m beginning to think that easy living may be a wiser aspiration these days, though!
When I’m not at work, I’ve got an excellent community of friends and love socialising. I’m curbing a lifelong traveling habit though I still dart off in my converted Ford transit given the chance, love reading and learning new things, am getting into medical herbalism; general foraging and making; and shaking it all about in Nia classes.» back to top
Mooncup Advisor & Researcher
I joined the Mooncup team in January 2009, and I work alongside Irene at the Mooncup Advice desk. I am a Registered Nurse, and gained three years Nurse Advising experience after leaving the NHS where I was an intensive care nurse. I took a break from nursing to set up an organic children’s drinks company, then after the birth of my second child returned to nursing as a home carer, working at a pre-school nursery and teaching toddlers football skills! I love long walks over the South Downs come rain or shine, going out on what my teenage children call my ‘Granny bike’ (with a basket!) and reading in front of the fire. I have been proudly vegetarian for 22 years and live at home with my partner and two children.» back to top
Mooncup Advisor & Researcher
I started working for Mooncup in October 2011 after working for over 20 years in the NHS. In 1997 I specialised in Contraception and Sexual Health which I found to be both a challenging and exciting area to work in, and have worked in this area ever since. My particular area of interest was working with young vulnerable women. I was introduced to the Mooncup in 2009 and haven’t looked back!
I live in Brighton with my husband and love reading, socialising with friends, yoga and going for long walks. I am also a trained Nutrition Advisor and Shiatsu Practitioner.
I’m the Sales Coordinator for Mooncup, and it’s my job to keep our distributors happy. I also maintain the website, and – because of the cooperative nature of the company – am involved to varying degrees in pretty much everything else!
After ‘discovering’ the Mooncup in 2006 and thinking what a brilliant, simple product it was, a job with the company came up six months later and I’ve never looked back! I’m an International Relations graduate, with a background in retail and the charity sector. I’m passionate about ethical and environmental issues and how they can be implemented practically - I’m a great believer in making it easy for people to make better choices – which is why working for Mooncup appealed so much.
I live in Brighton and have a beautiful commute to work along the seafront every day. In my free time I sing, write and see my friends - dancing, hanging out in the pub and cooking nice meals for each other.» back to top
I started working for Mooncup in May 2009 when a new Office Assistant was needed and fulfilled that role for 3 years. I’m now settling into a new role within the company as Logistics Manager.
Before Mooncup I worked for an Environmental Consultancy Company as Production Manager but decided to take a year out to travel around Europe and South America (during which my Mooncup was very useful!). I live with my boyfriend and our cat in Brighton. In my spare time I like to socialise, do paintings on silk and am trying to teach myself French.» back to top
I’m Amy the newest member of the Mooncup team. I started in March 2012 and still can’t believe my luck.
It is my job to look after the day to day administration of the office, answering any calls and responding to customer queries.
I feel that if we all make small changes towards a lower impact on our environment, big differences can be achieved.
My background is in the arts with a degree in photography and a keen interest in ceramics and sculpture. In my spare time you will find me writing my children’s stories and hopefully one day getting them published. Love Amy x
I have worked as a freelance bookkeeper for small businesses and charities in Brighton for over 20 years. I really value being part of a small team and working for organisations that are passionate about what they do. Mooncup is definitely one of these, and my two years working here have been very enjoyable and worthwhile.
I live nearby in East Brighton and help out with the finances for a local conservation charity. We were thrilled when some of the area we look after has been included in the new South Downs National Park. I also love living by the sea and in the summer months swim as often as I can.
Emmanuelle and Loretta
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Loretta Griffin - "I came across the mooncup when I was 14 years old and found it to be by far better than any other form of sanitary protection. Since a child, I have been passionate about being green, so not only was I thrilled to find the mooncup was reuable and eco friendly, but also that it's a lot less hassle to use.
At 17 I began casual 'modelling,' meeting photographers through my Uncle who works freelance in his spare time. As a musical theatre student this seemed a great opportunity to develop a character portfolio, with dance shots as well. After receiving images from my first little photoshoot I felt ambitious and mentioned to my mother how fabulous it would be if I was able to promote ethical, eco-friendly products such as the mooncup. I had joined the Mooncup page on facebook and by chance a few months later discovered they were searching for a new face for their company. With nothing to lose I applied and feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity that was given to me. Travelling to Brighton for the shoot, being introduced to the Mooncup team and model Emmanuelle, collaborating with them, staying in a vegetarian B&B by the sea, having a tour of the town on a tandem, every moment was a gift that I cherish. For my first ever promo experience, it couldn't have been better. I just can't thank Mooncup enough and I'm glad I could help!"
Emmanuelle Blanc - "I grew up in Paris and, inspired by my encounters with different cultures on worldwide travels, I started designing my own creations in the late 1990s. I spent some time in Brighton and was introduced to the Mooncup team in the early days by mutual friends who knew that they were looking for a model. I was featured in some of Mooncup's earlier publications and advertisements, and on an older incarnation of the Mooncup website. By wonderful synchronicity I had planned to visit friends in Brighton around the time of their photo shoot for this version of the website and they managed to pin me down for some up to date pictures alongside the Facebook competition winner Loretta.
I am now a successful fashion designer, and my unique designs can be found in shops worldwide. I've had my own thriving shops in Ibiza/Spain, Brighton /UK and presently in Vienna/Austria and Goa/India. You can see some of my work on my website miss-be.com"