Camping With Aunt Flo

Years ago, I wouldn’t set any plans in stone without referring to my period tracking calendar to ensure I would be able to leave the pads behind. Since making the switch to reusables, Aunt Flo is allowed to invite herself along on any highly anticipated camping trips. Here are some tips from my days hiking…Read more

22 Years of GladRags!

July marked another year of reusable fun for GladRags, and that called for a celebration with as many people who have contributed to our continued success as possible! We set up a pamper picnic at beautiful Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. In addition to treating ourselves, we also left no room for doubt that our…Read more

Interview with BOX Naturals

We recently chatted with Irene, the founder of BOX Naturals, a small feminine towelette company. We like their ethos: there’s nothing wrong with your natural smell, but when you feel the need to freshen make sure you’re choosing something that’s gentle on your body! Here’s more about Irene and BOX Naturals. Hi Irene! Tell us a…Read more

7 Natural PMS Remedies

For some people, that time of the month can mean cramps, headaches, and mood swings. But medications aren’t the only solutions to your shark week woes! Here are our favorite natural PMS remedies. 1. Drink herbal tea. There are even some companies that make teas specifically for that time of the month! Otherwise, just a relaxing…Read more

8 Tips for Period Positivity

It’s sometimes hard to feel good about your period in a world where people– especially women– are made to feel ashamed of their bodies and what they do. But at GladRags, we’re all about period positivity! So we’re sharing our best tips for positive thinking when it’s that time of the month. 1. Don’t be…Read more

Meet our Models

You know what’s hard to photograph? People using our products! Any shots of our products in action are really just photos of people doing their thing. So we have to get a little creative, which inspired our most recent photoshoot of GladRags in their many natural habitats: the bathroom at home, the laundromat, in a purse at work,…Read more

To Pee or Not to Pee: a kGoal & GladRags giveaway!

I have a confession to make: I have sneezed with such force while in a grocery store that I peed. I PEED. Just a little bit, but enough for me to frantically whisper at my boyfriend, “look at my pants! did I just pee myself?!?” in the aisle of QFC. This incident definitely ranks in one of my…Read more

Why it’s NOT Impossible to Shop Ethically — it’s Just Not Easy

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook this week about the “myth of the ethical shopper.” In it, the author tells us why consumer advocacy campaigns and “voting with your dollar” don’t work. What he ignores is one important point: like most things in life, this isn’t an all-or-nothing game. When you choose to…Read more

Living Zero-Waste: 3 Myths Busted!

The idea of making next to zero trash can seem incredibly daunting to many people. When most of everything we consume comes packaged and wrapped, the idea of living a zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t seem possible. What most people don’t realize is that many of the steps towards reducing one’s trash are actually incredibly easy and…Read more

Cleaning Your GladRags: 2 Ways to Wash Cloth Pads

When people first start using GladRags, they’re often worried about cleaning them. Do I have to do anything special? Is cleaning them hard? We’re here to put all those concerns to rest! Cleaning your cloth pads is super easy, and there’s more than one right way to do it. While stains might happen, there are easy ways…Read more