Zero Waste Bathroom: Dental Care

At GladRags our focus is on menstruation, on undoing the taboo around menstruation and providing safe, comfortable, and affordable menstrual care options for everyone. We believe strongly in the work we do, but we also know that menstruation is just a tip of the iceberg: we need to consider ALL of the ways in which we…Read more

A Letter to My 9 Year Old About Body Positivity

Body positivity isn’t easy, but it should be, it can be, and with extra effort to celebrate the marvels of everything from our muscles to menstruation, we can love the skin we’re in as we expand and contract and ebb and flow.

Low Waste Laundry Detergent

Save money. Make less waste. This is Kelli’s go-to recipe for homemade laundry detergent. At $14 in low-waste ingredients each year, this change definitely adds up.

Postpartum Advice Roundup!

We recently participated in an awesome giveaway with Moby Wrap, Biokleen, and Earth Mama. One way to enter was to offer up a piece of postpartum advice. As predicted, we got a whole treasure trove of tips! In honor of Mother’s Day, which is just around the corner (seriously, it’s so close I can almost smell the…Read more

The First ‘R’.

I once heard a friend proudly declare, “My family doesn’t create much garbage, but my recycling bin is always full!” Somehow there’s a notion that if something is recyclable, it isn’t trash. Similarly, if a product is marketed by a company to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” it also gets the brush off as not really…Read more

Period Cravings: The BEST Granola + Cacao Nibs

Granola? A period craving??? Absolutely.

Proud to B: Our Annual B Corporation Report

When we say that GladRags is a certified Benefit Corporation, some people are duly impressed, while others (such as myself, when I first discovered GladRags) wonder what exactly a B Corp is. We’re proud to be certified – GladRags was actually one of the first businesses in Oregon to become a certified legal B Corp – so…Read more

Our Office Stopped Using Toilet Paper… And You’ll Never Guess What We’re Doing Instead

As you can tell from our products and packaging, one of GladRags’ core values is environmentalism. We work hard to implement eco-friendly practices into daily life at the office, and we do a pretty good job – recycling, composting, bringing our own cups to the coffee shop, reusing office supplies from our communal stash, etc.…Read more

Personal Care: DIY Toothpaste

Of all the trends that have gone mainstream — man buns, planking, pumpkin spice flavored everything — it’s zero waste that I desperately want to become the new norm. Despite a homegrown life habit to minimize my footprint, I’ve known there are other things I can be doing to head toward zero waste. It simply…Read more

How to use Cloth Pads or a Menstrual Cup in a Public Restroom

Worried about using reusable menstrual products in a public bathroom? Don’t be! We asked our followers on Facebook to share their best advice for changing their cloth pads or using their cup while out and about. Here are our favorite tips: Changing cloth pads in a public restroom “I wear cloth pads. I just carry a waterproof…Read more