Eco Living


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.

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