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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

Introducing XO Flo Mini

When you throw something away, where exactly is “away”? Tracy and Meagan here at GladRags know the answer to that question: there is no “away”. Every tampon applicator that has ever been used still exists! But there is an easy solution: reusable menstrual products. Menstrual cups, unlike tampons, collect the flow instead of absorbing it.…Read more

XO Flo: the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

Here’s a half-truth: the internet is a great place to get CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE information about menstrual cups. Okay, now here’s the whole truth: the internet is a place where you can find a lot of information about menstrual cups, but it’s also a place where you’ll find myths, exaggerations, horror stories, and false or partly…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

Zen and the Art of Menstrual Cups

We’ve met many happy menstrual cup converts, but we also talk to a lot of hesitant folks. If you’re one of them, it might be that you’re procrastinating buying an XO Flo, or maybe you already have one but it just hasn’t made it out of the box yet. Whatever the situation, it sounds like…Read more

Why XO Flo Beats Tampons Every Time

There’s a myth in town that needs busting: the menstrual cup is just an alternative to tampons; different look, same job. I wish I could give tampons that much credit, but sadly, they’re just sitting on the bleachers while XO Flo hits home runs. Here are XO Flo’s superior qualities – read ’em and weep…Read more

GladRags: No Waterproof Backing Required!

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people first…Read more

Proud to B: Our Annual B Corporation Report

When we say that GladRags is a certified Benefit Corporation, some people are duly impressed, while others (such as myself, when I first discovered GladRags) wonder what exactly a B Corp is. We’re proud to be certified – GladRags was actually one of the first businesses in Oregon to become a certified legal B Corp – so…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

A “Brief” Guide to Underwear

Cloth pads, I owe you a belated apology. When I first started using you, I blamed you entirely for any slipping, shifting, or comfort issues I was having. But after a while, I realized that my problems lay not with you, but with some sneaky characters I hadn’t even considered: my underwear. Turns out, underwear…Read more