How Many Cloth Pads Do I Need?

So you’ve made the decision to switch to reusables. Fantastic! Most likely you’ve read about how to choose the pads you’ll need, and maybe you’ve even got a cute pattern wishlist, but you’re still confused about one important thing: how many pads do you actually need? The answer will differ depending on a few factors, such…Read more

Wash Your Cloth Pads in 3 Easy Steps

If you’re new to cloth menstrual pads, you may think that washing them is difficult or complicated. Quite the opposite! Cloth pads are simple to care for, and once you’ve got your routine going, you’ll hardly notice the few extra minutes it takes to care for them. Here’s a step-by-step list for caring for your…Read more

100% Cotton, 0% Nonsense

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a GladRags pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people…Read more

Zero Waste Teatime

When it comes to baking, a few things can change your waste output. One of them is buying many of your ingredients in bulk and with your own containers, which really is easier than you might think! The other is using silicone baking implements instead of disposable items when you’re going for a nonstick experience.…Read more

Can Salve Help My Cramps?

Phew! Periods can be rough. We’re dealing with weight fluctuations, water retention, breast tenderness and the dreaded (yet often underestimated) menstrual cramp all while being expected to just carry on with life as though the red devil hasn’t set up camp in our uteruses. Ouch! Thankfully, as seasoned menstruators, we have grown to be adaptable…Read more

Tell Us How You REALLY Feel…

We asked our friends on social media to complete the statement: “When I first learned about cloth pads & menstrual cups, I…” We were thrilled with all the honest answers! From excited to downright disgusted, here’s a sample of the diverse quotes we got. I bet you’ll recognize your own thoughts in some of these!…Read more

Zero-Waste Chat with Allie of Bring Your Own

It’s always fun to hear about the cool places that GladRags have been, but it’s more rare that we get to find out about unique places they’re sold. Harrisonburg, VA is the home of Bring Your Own, a shop for reusable, sustainable products based out of a renovated 1975 Airstream trailer! We spoke to Allie,…Read more

The Two Best Folds for XO Flo

One of the best things about seeing people interact with our XO Flo cup is watching them hold it up, baffled, saying: “But how do you get it in?” They’re about to be blown away by the fact that all you’ve gotta do is fold it, and voilà! – you’re looking at a cup that’s ready…Read more

2017 – Year in Review!

With 2018 just around the corner, we’re looking back at a few of our favorite things that happened this year… XO Flo arrived on the scene After years of dreaming and planning, we launched the XO Flo menstrual cup in early 2017. Our in-store packaging got a makeover We’re still swooning. Shout out to Murmur…Read more

GladRags Gift Picks

Do with whatcha got, and let’s be a bit more mindful of the waste that can amass beneath the shimmer of holiday wrapping.