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

Menstruating in the Grand Canyon

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.

Summer Solstice Giveaway

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

No Tampon? No Problem! Period Tips for Summer Trips

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

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

Lavender Shibori + Cornflower Shibori = Cycle-delic! {CONTEST CLOSED}

Help us name these groovy new prints and you could win a GladRags Day Pad in your choice of purple or blue! Comment with your suggestions; we’ll pick our fave names on June 6th when these new pads arrive to GladRags HQ. Please note: when commenting, you must log in or enter your email address…Read more

A Menstrual Hygiene Day Giveaway

FACT: Half of the global population menstruates. It’s a normal biological function that ensures the continuation of the human species. And yet … FRUSTRATING FACTS: Many people still lack access to affordable and hygienic menstrual products, so they resort to unhygienic materials which leads to an increase in reproductive tract infections. Girls in developing countries…Read more

FLOW: Pole Dance, Periods, & Positivity

Pole fitness classes are a trend that has gained a lot of attention over the past few years, but it’s more than just a fun workout! We caught up with Shannon, co-founder of Ecdysiast to learn more about this unique art form that women (and men) have been rockin’ for hundreds of years. Join us…Read more

Toxic Shock Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Most of us have heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome at one point or another. It’s a big, scary name for a mysterious illness that many of us don’t fully understand. Just like monsters under your bed, we believe that shining a little light on a Big Scary Thing can help make it more manageable! We…Read more

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