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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

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

3 Moves to Manage a Leaking Menstrual Cup

So you got your new menstrual cup (perhaps a new XO Flo?), waited patiently for your next period to start, figured out how to insert it and now… it’s leaking! Before you give up, remember the first time you used a tampon. Did you get it right on the very first try? Probably not. Trying something new–especially something…Read more

Press Release: GladRags Introduces New Menstrual Cup, XO Flo

Portland, OR – (January 2017) – GladRags has been in the business of providing comfortable, sustainable menstrual products since 1993. Using their 23+ years of industry experience and consumer research, GladRags is thrilled to introduce XO Flo, a new menstrual cup designed with comfort, confidence, and capacity in mind. Reusables are rapidly gaining a foothold…Read more

Are You a GladRags Guru? Test your reusables knowledge!

So, you think your menstrual cup runneth over with wisdom? That may be true, but you’d better take our quiz to find out! 1. What can GladRags cloth pads be used for? a) Cloth pads are intended for menstruation only. b) Cloth pads can be used for menstruation, everyday protection, and light stress incontinence. c) Cloth pads can…Read more

Talking ‘Bout My Menstruation

Are you enthusiastic about reusable menstrual products but don’t know how to channel that passion other than, well, using them? Do you have people in your life who you bet would benefit from making the switch, but you aren’t sure how to broach the subject? I feel ya! It can be nerve-wracking to go from…Read more