Moon River

Feet in the water, the current kisses my ankles; crouched low, the backs of my thighs skim the surface; the early evening sun against my shoulders; the sandpipers bob and dart just a few yards away; and I am transfixed, mesmerized by the blood that now dances between the river rocks, diluting its way downstream.…Read more

How-To: Zero Waste Bulk Shopping

There are lots of benefits of shopping in the bulk bins at your local grocery store or co-op, like lower prices than packaged goods or being able to buy exactly the right amount for a recipe. The bulk bins are a great place to find low-priced, minimally processed, nutritious foods without excessive packaging. You can…Read more

GladRags: No Waterproof Backing Required!

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a 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 first…Read more

Period Cravings: Urban Moonshine’s Spring Chai

There is nothing quite like experiencing springtime through what we eat and drink. Seasonal plants bring a freshness and brightness that is perfect for shaking off winter and savoring the hints of summer to come. Urban Moonshine was kind enough to share this recipe for a spring tea that is rich in fresh plants, essential…Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28th marks the 4th annual Menstrual Hygiene Day! It’s probably our favorite awareness day (surprise surprise), and we like to make sure that it’s on your radar too. Wondering how to celebrate? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Spread the word Menstrual Hygiene Day is a great way to start the conversation about menstruation.…Read more

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