Hey Girls products now available in UK stores

August 13, 2018

Sanitary pads made by East Lothian social enterprise Hey Girls are now available to buy at ASDA and Waitrose supermarkets across the UK.

Hey Girls products are available to buy in 80 Waitrose stores and 228 ASDA stores across the UK from Monday 13 August. Sales in branches will be tracked, allowing Hey Girls to donate the equivalent number of products to charities and organisations local to the relevant store.

The supermarket listings were made possible after a £50,000 investment and mentorship from Big Issue Invest’s Power Up programme, which has helped bolster the social enterprise’s ability to grow.

Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Hey Girls products are now available to buy in stores across the UK. Our thanks go to Big Issue Invest for helping make this possible – we wouldn’t have been able to scale up without their support.”

Celia received a £5000 Start It award from Firstport in September 2017 and was recently awarded Build It funding - read more about her journey and more on the support from Big Issue Invest.