News | 01.08.22

Hey Girls goes down a storm at Glasto

The sun was shining all weekend at Glastonbury – but it was Hey Girls products that went down a storm. Here, we look at how our message for social change proved a hit at this year’s festival.

Festivalgoers fell in love with Hey Girls and its message at this year’s festival thanks to the return of famous cashless pawn shop “The Swapermarket”.

Organised by theatrical group Tootles+Nibs, The Swapermarket aimed to encourage more people to make the switch to sustainable and ethical alternatives for everyday products.

Visitors to the Shangri-La store were able to swap their own items or bags of collected litter for something from the store, which also included repurposed fashion and plastic-free goodies.

Hey Girls products on offer included menstrual cups and period pants, while shoppers also learnt about our mission to combat period poverty and improve period education.

Ailsa Colquhoun, Partnerships and Contracts Manager at Hey Girls, said: “The Swapermarket is a fantastic initiative that Hey Girls was proud to support.

“Encouraging a sustainable and ethical lifestyle is key to who we are and what we do as a buy one, donate one social enterprise.

“All of us are delighted so many Shangri-la visitors left with our sustainable, waste-saving, and toxin-free products.

“We are so grateful to Tootles+Nibs for spreading the Hey Girls message to a wider audience, and supporting our mission of eradicating period poverty in the UK.”

All of us at Hey Girls are devoted to making a difference to the world, with disposable period products making up more than 200,000 tonnes of waste every year.

Our reusable products are designed to last between five to 10 years and are free from any hidden nasties such as bleach and other chemicals.

Everything we create is biodegradable or recyclable to ensure you really are doing good with your period.

Sofie Dodgson, Manager and Performer at Tootles+Nibs, added: “The Swapermarket was a huge favourite again this year and the Hey Girls products went down an absolute storm.

“We had some really good chats with people about the benefits of using menstrual cups and period pants and lots of people went away very keen to try them out.

“We also explained about Hey Girls’ amazing business model, which was rightly met with lots of enthusiasm.”

To learn more about our commitment to the environment, visit our Good for Nature page.

To find out more about Tootles+Nibs, head to their website.