Almond Valley MSP, Angela Constance, visited Asda Livingston to learn about a social enterprise which has secured a deal with the supermarket. Hey Girls, provides sanitary towels for women who can’t afford to buy their own.
The group has now joined forces with Asda Livingston to continue to tackle Period Poverty through their Buy One Give One model, so every time a customer buys a packet of towels for themselves, they also pay for one to be donated to someone in the local area who is struggling with these additional costs of living.
Celia Hodson, founder and CEO at Hey Girls, said:“This is a very exciting opportunity for us and we’re delighted to have launched our sanitary products in Asda Livingston. We have big goals we want to achieve over the next year and we’re confident that with the help of Asda and its customers we’ll be able to make a huge difference.”
All of Hey Girls’products are environmentally friendly with the sanitary pads made from sustainable bamboo and corn fibre and all sold in a biodegradable wrapping and recyclable cardboard boxes.
Abi Lorraine, community champion at Asda Livingston, said:“Feedback from everyone who has spotted the Hey Girls products in store has been incredibly positive so we look forward to working with the business closely and helping as many people as we can in the local community.”
Angela Constance, MSP for Almond Valley, commented:“This is a great initiative to help tackle period poverty and I’m delighted to support it.”