Cloth pads are better for your body, your wallet, and the earth. Pass it on. Never put tampons on your shopping list again! Roomies step up to show how simple it is to make the switch to comfy and budget-friendly cloth pads. Your period isn’t gross. But do you know what is? Like our latest…Read more
If you take me to a thrift store, within 30 seconds I will have located their vintage magazines and will be happily browsing. One of the best things about decades-old publications is that they are chock full of advertisements. Whether cheesy, funny, or cringe-worthy, it’s common to look at those old ads and think, “wow,…Read more
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
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
Portland, OR-based small business, GladRags, gets a brand makeover to celebrate period positivity and encourage a cultural shift toward reusable products.
If you’re a fan of Orange is the New Black, you probably agree that there are many eye-opening scenes. One that really hit home for us was when Sophia explains to a number of her fellow inmates the location of – and difference between – the vagina and urethra. Dealing in menstrual products means that we often…Read more
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
What do you do about your period when you’re going to be rafting on a river for 3 weeks? Kelli explored her menstruation options as she prepared for a trip to The Grand Canyon.
It’s here! Once again, summer has returned with her glowing mornings, midday siestas, and a spirit of playtime. And we want you to be extra good to yourself this summer. Drink a lot of water. Protect your skin. And let the footprints that you leave be found in the sand, not in the landfill. So…Read more
Summer is for trips to the beach, exploring nature, and visiting far-off lands. Fortunately, summer is also a great time to use reusable menstrual products! Here’s how you can be prepared for some common summer scenarios without having to use tampons or disposable pads. The Beach Getaway If you’re going to be rocking your itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie…Read more