Tag: cloth pads


The Economics of Cloth Pads

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

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

In Morocco with PERIOD Activists

If you’re not already acquainted, meet PERIOD, a nonprofit organization working hard to bring menstrual products to those in need! GladRags is proud to partner with PERIOD, providing them with donations of cloth pads and menstrual cups. One of the ways the organization is able to accomplish its goals is through chapters – groups of…Read more

On Campus with Cloth Pads and Menstrual Cups

We often hear from students who want to try GladRags, but are afraid that living in a college dormitory will make reusables impossible. Whether you live by yourself, with roommates, or in a coed dorm, it’s totally possible for GladRags to be a simple, convenient part of your life. Here are a few tips for…Read more

Moon River

Feet in the water, the current kisses my ankles; crouched low, the backs of my thighs skim the surface; the early evening sun against my shoulders; the sandpipers bob and dart just a few yards away; and I am transfixed, mesmerized by the blood that now dances between the river rocks, diluting its way downstream.…Read more

GladRags: No Waterproof Backing Required!

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people first…Read more

How to use Cloth Pads or a Menstrual Cup in a Public Restroom

Worried about using reusable menstrual products in a public bathroom? Don’t be! We asked our followers on Facebook to share their best advice for changing their cloth pads or using their cup while out and about. Here are our favorite tips: Changing cloth pads in a public restroom “I wear cloth pads. I just carry a waterproof…Read more

A “Brief” Guide to Underwear

Cloth pads, I owe you a belated apology. When I first started using you, I blamed you entirely for any slipping, shifting, or comfort issues I was having. But after a while, I realized that my problems lay not with you, but with some sneaky characters I hadn’t even considered: my underwear. Turns out, underwear…Read more

How to Wash Your GladRags by Hand

When it comes to cleaning our GladRags, many of us would be a little lost without our washing machines (yes, regular hand-washers, I can hear you chuckling!). They just make it all so easy! The thing about machines, though, is that we can become a little too reliant on them. It’s always good to know…Read more

Are You a GladRags Guru? Test your reusables knowledge!

So, you think your menstrual cup runneth over with wisdom? That may be true, but you’d better take our quiz to find out! 1. What can GladRags cloth pads be used for? a) Cloth pads are intended for menstruation only. b) Cloth pads can be used for menstruation, everyday protection, and light stress incontinence. c) Cloth pads can…Read more