Tag: Environment


The First ‘R’.

I once heard a friend proudly declare, “My family doesn’t create much garbage, but my recycling bin is always full!” Somehow there’s a notion that if something is recyclable, it isn’t trash. Similarly, if a product is marketed by a company to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” it also gets the brush off as not really…Read more

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

Interview with a Moon Cup Evangelist

Through our recent photoshoot at Spin Laundry Lounge we met Kayleen, a laundry maven and self-identified “Moon Cup evangelist.” We asked her a few questions about her experience with reusables, and working at Spin. First, tell us a little about yourself! 27/F/PDX When did you first start using a cup? About a year and a half…Read more

Benefiting People & Planet: Our Annual B Corp Report

As a certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp), we release an annual report that shows our stakeholders (that’s you) what we’ve done over the past year. First, you might need some background information… What’s a certified B Corp? B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is…Read more

9 Essentials for a Trash-Free Bathroom

In honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a look at how we can reduce our carbon footprints at home.  Read on for our top ten essential items to have in your bathroom to help you achieve zero waste! 1. Crystal deodorant Ditch that standard plastic tube of deodorant (especially if it has aluminum or other yuckies…Read more

Our Attitudes Shape Our Actions

Half the population experiences it, so why is menstruation still such a taboo? At GladRags, we are committed to changing this attitude about our bodies, one reusable cloth pad and menstrual cup at a time. The feminist movement has been influential in changing ideas about women and bodies. It’s time that ideas and conversations about…Read more

Ahoy avid GladRags Gab readers!

Former GladRags employee Diana, here. To give you all a glimpse into some of the expeditions upon which I have embarked since my departure, here’s bit about my most nautical journey to date – working as educator/deckhand aboard the schooner Adventuress. The breathtaking vessel Adventuress is a 1913 schooner, currently underway in the Puget Sound,…Read more