As you know it’s been an interesting end to this year and with summer well and truly around the corner, we want to know what you’re looking forward to this season? What’s on the horizon for Hello Cup and the both of you?
We’d love to be putting our feet up this summer but, we’ve just finished a capital raise and there’s a lot to do! We are launching the Hello Disc™ in early 2022 which is another amazing period product - it holds even more than a cup but sits higher. One of the bonuses is it allows for no-mess period sex, which is cool if you feel like a bit of summer lovin’ but hate the laundry.
We’ve also got some other products we are launching in 2022 so it’s going to be an exciting year for us. Our focus will be on ensuring that anyone with a period has a care option that is comfortable, easy to use, and reusable. We’ve been told single-use period products are the only option for too long - we are set on our mission to change that mindset.
It’s incredible how our senses can link us to memories from our past. Whether it’s the smell of SPF that reminds you of childhood at the beach or the taste of a delicious summer cocktail or even the feeling of a fab silk dress against freshly sunkissed skin, our senses come to life in summer. What little things spark your best summer memories?
The salty smell of the green waters of the Marlborough Sounds is an amazing summer memory for both of us. We both spend time there each summer and it really is heaven on earth. Funnily enough, we had both been holidaying in the Marlborough Sounds well before we met so it’s really a place that holds all the best summer memories for both of us.
When the sun is cranking, what are your warm-weather wardrobe must-haves?
When it comes to summer clothes, we’re both in the floaty camp - nothing too restricting for us! In the hot weather, comfort is Queen and so dresses, cute tops, shorts, and sandals are pretty much our go-to wardrobe staples. Putting on sunscreen first thing is also super important to try to ensure wrinkles don’t come to the party early. Also, does rosé count as a wardrobe must-have? If so, then we like to accessorise with rosé from 5pm.
Lastly, what words of wisdom do you follow in business and life and what advice would you give to aspiring businesswomen?
Don’t listen when people tell you not to go into business with a friend - we’re four years in and it’s made our friendship stronger.
After all these years we still manage to separate work and ‘friendship’ when we need to - although we do talk shop A LOT! We might not always agree but we talk about things until we find a solution which is important. We had no idea what to expect when we started Hello, it was a total leap of faith, but we designed a product that worked and knew it was great.
We try to do business differently in the sense that we are mindful of our impact and are proud to be a B Corp certified business and going on that journey is hugely worthwhile in terms of giving you a sense of purpose and making you aware of how to run a business that is better for its people and the planet.
In short, our advice is: if you’ve got a good idea - go for it. It’s relatively easy to start a small business and test the waters thanks to Instagram and Facebook.