Period poverty in the UK is very real, girls in the UK miss school because they can’t afford period products and during the coronavirus lockdown the number of women and girls experiencing period poverty rose sharply . Hey Girls is a social enterprise on a mission to tackle period poverty through their ‘buy one give one’ sanitary products – for every pack you buy Hey Girls gives one to a girl or woman in need.
The social enterprise has already donated millions products to women and girls who can’t afford them. Not only that it’s a social enterprise that’s not afraid to campaign for change – working to get sanitary products freely available in schools and running its Pads 4 Dads campaign to raise awareness of issues around periods with men.
Find out more about Hey Girls at heygirls.co.uk
“We created Hey Girls to offer you a no leak, super comfy, chlorine and bleach free, environmentally friendly product that tackles period poverty in the UK. How? Well that’s simple – all the profits from our Buy One Give One products go directly to help girls and young women in need – no fat cat shareholders taking a payout. So that means for every box you buy we give a box away- yep just that straightforward.”Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls