Phew! Periods can be rough. We’re dealing with weight fluctuations, water retention, breast tenderness and the dreaded (yet often underestimated) menstrual cramp all while being expected to just carry on with life as though the red devil hasn’t set up camp in our uteruses. Ouch! Thankfully, as seasoned menstruators, we have grown to be adaptable…Read more
We asked our friends on social media to complete the statement: “When I first learned about cloth pads & menstrual cups, I…” We were thrilled with all the honest answers! From excited to downright disgusted, here’s a sample of the diverse quotes we got. I bet you’ll recognize your own thoughts in some of these!…Read more
It’s always fun to hear about the cool places that GladRags have been, but it’s more rare that we get to find out about unique places they’re sold. Harrisonburg, VA is the home of Bring Your Own, a shop for reusable, sustainable products based out of a renovated 1975 Airstream trailer! We spoke to Allie,…Read more
One of the best things about seeing people interact with our XO Flo cup is watching them hold it up, baffled, saying: “But how do you get it in?” They’re about to be blown away by the fact that all you’ve gotta do is fold it, and voilà! – you’re looking at a cup that’s ready…Read more
With 2018 just around the corner, we’re looking back at a few of our favorite things that happened this year… XO Flo arrived on the scene After years of dreaming and planning, we launched the XO Flo menstrual cup in early 2017. Our in-store packaging got a makeover We’re still swooning. Shout out to Murmur…Read more
Do with whatcha got, and let’s be a bit more mindful of the waste that can amass beneath the shimmer of holiday wrapping.
You may have your doubts about being able to use a menstrual cup, and if those doubts stem from feeling nervous and unprepared, we totally understand! We recommend checking out our intro to menstrual cups and FAQ, as well as our advice for staying calm and gaining cup confidence. That being said, your uncertainty may…Read more
You know you want to make this.
When 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 you don’t catch it in time or overflow?’”…Read more
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