Eco Living


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

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

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.

The Economics of Cloth Pads

When 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 you don’t catch it in time or overflow?’”…Read more

On Campus with Cloth Pads and Menstrual Cups

We often hear from students who want to try GladRags, but are afraid that living in a college dormitory will make reusables impossible. Whether you live by yourself, with roommates, or in a coed dorm, it’s totally possible for GladRags to be a simple, convenient part of your life. Here are a few tips for…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

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

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.

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.