While we stand by our statement that GladRags are economical and money-saving, we know some people like to keep their purchasing and consuming as local as they can. One way to reduce your environmental footprint to make your own menstrual pads. Treehugger has a great article that includes links to sewing patterns for menstrual pads along with suggestions on how to be an effective menstrual activist. Making your own pads can be especially eco-friendly if you use old towels or other discarded fabric – in fact, the prototype for GladRags was made with one of my old towels. And it worked great – I used it for years.
But of course we think you should spend your crafty skills on some making fun clothes and hats and just buy your GladRags from us!