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Join the GladRags Team!

GladRags is looking for a Wholesale Sales Associate with a positive attitude, superior communication skills, and an excellent phone demeanor. This is a terrific opportunity to earn experience at an established company within the natural products industry. You can learn more about our unique feminist business here. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working in a…Read more

Why ‘Menstruator’ Should Be in Your Vocabulary

Gendered Language in “Feminine” Hygiene We’ve long abandoned the term “feminine hygiene” when talking about our products. For one, “hygiene” implies that menstruation is unhygienic and requires special cleaning, bringing to mind sterile masks and latex gloves. Of course, this is probably what the makers of disposable products want you to think — that their…Read more

Press Release: GladRags Announces New Branding

Portland, OR-based small business, GladRags, gets a brand makeover to celebrate period positivity and encourage a cultural shift toward reusable products.

23 Years of GladRags

Sometimes people can’t imagine the idea of a cloth pad company not only surviving, but thriving. It is always a pleasure to point out to these doubting Thomases the date GladRags was established: July 27th, 1993. BOOM. However satisfying that may be, it is far more enjoyable to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our…Read more

FLOW: A Body-Positive Dance Party!

Summer is coming. In Portland, it feels like it’s already here! And you know what that means: the flood of articles and posts exhorting us to get to work on our summer bodies has begun. This time of year seems to bring on even more of what we hear every day: we’ll be happy when. We’ll be happy…Read more

B the Change: Our 2015 Benefit Report

As a certified Benefit Corporation, we release an annual report every March that communicates our successes (and where we have room for improvement!) to the community at large. Please feel free to leave any questions or suggestions you have in the comments of this post — we’d love to hear from you! What’s a certified B…Read more

GladRags is hiring!

Want to join the GladRags team? Of course you do! Who doesn’t want to help women have happier, healthier periods? GladRags is a small company with a casual atmosphere: we make a lot of bad puns, bring dogs to work, and legitimately enjoy getting happy hour with each other. Most importantly, we work hard because…Read more

The Economics of Cloth Pads

Overcoming the cost barrier of switching to cloth pads Recently 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…Read more

Meet the GladRags Ambassadors

We recently received a product review from a customer who just discovered reusables (and fell in love with them, of course!) She said she was a little angry that no one had ever told her about cloth pads and menstrual cups before, since they are such a life-changer. Our first thought was, “if only she’d…Read more

UnTabooed: Breaking the Period Taboo

We’re proud to support UnTabooed, a non-profit organization that provides menstrual education and reusable products to women in need in the United States. Read on for an interview with founder Diandra Kalish to learn more about her work with UnTabooed and how you can help. GladRags: Tell us a little about yourself and how UnTabooed started. Diandra…Read more