Eco Living


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.

Our Office Stopped Using Toilet Paper… And You’ll Never Guess What We’re Doing Instead

As you can tell from our products and packaging, one of GladRags’ core values is environmentalism. We work hard to implement eco-friendly practices into daily life at the office, and we do a pretty good job – recycling, composting, bringing our own cups to the coffee shop, reusing office supplies from our communal stash, etc.…Read more

Personal Care: DIY Toothpaste

Of all the trends that have gone mainstream — man buns, planking, pumpkin spice flavored everything — it’s zero waste that I desperately want to become the new norm. Despite a homegrown life habit to minimize my footprint, I’ve known there are other things I can be doing to head toward zero waste. It simply…Read more

How to use Cloth Pads or a Menstrual Cup in a Public Restroom

Worried about using reusable menstrual products in a public bathroom? Don’t be! We asked our followers on Facebook to share their best advice for changing their cloth pads or using their cup while out and about. Here are our favorite tips: Changing cloth pads in a public restroom “I wear cloth pads. I just carry a waterproof…Read more

Why We Love Biokleen Bac-Out

What with everything being so heart-shaped this week, it seems like a great time to talk about something we love. If you browse the website, peek into the GladRags office, or look at our own personal cleaning supplies (though ideally you will only do that first one!), you’ll find a green bottle filled with a…Read more

How to Wash Your GladRags by Hand

When it comes to cleaning our GladRags, many of us would be a little lost without our washing machines (yes, regular hand-washers, I can hear you chuckling!). They just make it all so easy! The thing about machines, though, is that we can become a little too reliant on them. It’s always good to know…Read more

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