Eco Living


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Period Underwear

I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I found out that “period underwear” had taken on a new meaning! No longer is the term reserved for regular underwear that has become shark week underwear – whether due to staining, stretch, size, or maybe even pattern (note to self: add menstruation-themed underwear to wishlist).…Read more

Lessons from a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Andrea from Be Zero took over the GladRags Instagram to show us what it’s like to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Here’s what she had to say… Zero waste isn’t just a story about trash, it’s a story about what we collectively value. Putting value back into our things, resources, community, planet, and…Read more

I’m Done With My Cloth Pads…Now What?

Most of the questions we get about cloth pads and pantyliners are from people either looking to use them, or currently using them. Makes sense, right? But every so often, we run into the opposite situation: “What do I do with my GladRags when I don’t need them anymore?” The last thing anyone wants is to…Read more

Menstruating in the Grand Canyon

What do you do about your period when you’re going to be rafting on a river for 3 weeks? Kelli explored her menstruation options as she prepared for a trip to The Grand Canyon.

Summer Solstice Giveaway

It’s here! Once again, summer has returned with her glowing mornings, midday siestas, and a spirit of playtime. And we want you to be extra good to yourself this summer. Drink a lot of water. Protect your skin. And let the footprints that you leave be found in the sand, not in the landfill. So…Read more

No Tampon? No Problem! Period Tips for Summer Trips

Summer is for trips to the beach, exploring nature, and visiting far-off lands. Fortunately, summer is also a great time to use reusable menstrual products! Here’s how you can be prepared for some common summer scenarios without having to use tampons or disposable pads. The Beach Getaway If you’re going to be rocking your itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie…Read more

How to Keep Your Cloth Pads Stain Free

Before we get down to business, let’s have an honest moment: we’ve all bled on our clothes at some point! I feel confident saying most people with periods probably own some “period undies” that are perfectly serviceable, just a bit stained. If something is stained by blood, that does NOT mean it’s dirty. Because everybody’s…Read more

Menstrual Cups: The Whole Truth

What exactly are the “side effects” of menstrual cups? Some articles like to give in to the sensationalism of a good ol’ fashioned half-truth. We’re big fans of whole truths, even when they’re more complicated. We took seven statements about menstrual cups and provided the whole truth — complex context included. 1. HALF TRUTH: They might…Read more

The Economics of Cloth Pads

Overcoming the cost barrier of switching to cloth pads Recently we asked the GladRags community what their #1 barrier was for getting started with reusables. We heard a variety of reasons like, “Just getting the courage to try them! I finally had a breakthrough when a cloth user said: Do you throw your undies out when…Read more

Living Zero-Waste: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Singer

We’ll admit it: we have a total crush on Lauren Singer, the badass behind Trash is for Tossers. Lauren gained international recognition by fitting two years’ worth of garbage into a mason jar. The average American creates about 4.3 pounds of waste per day. I’ll let that sink in for a minute… Since then, Lauren has…Read more