By Chloe Skerlak A room full of pre-teens aged 7 to 11 are filling up plastic cups with cranberry juice. I’ve asked them to guess how much they think we bleed during our whole period. Some cups are full to the brim. Others are half full. But all are definitely exceeding the amount of the…Read more
First periods set the tone for period positivity! By providing kids with honest conversation and menstrual products like GladRags First Periods Kit, we nurture confidence and body celebrations and set a new status quo for menstruation.
Body positivity isn’t easy, but it should be, it can be, and with extra effort to celebrate the marvels of everything from our muscles to menstruation, we can love the skin we’re in as we expand and contract and ebb and flow.
Are you enthusiastic about reusable menstrual products but don’t know how to channel that passion other than, well, using them? Do you have people in your life who you bet would benefit from making the switch, but you aren’t sure how to broach the subject? I feel ya! It can be nerve-wracking to go from…Read more
Portland, OR-based small business, GladRags, gets a brand makeover to celebrate period positivity and encourage a cultural shift toward reusable products.
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
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
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
Not to brag, but I’m pretty proud of GladRags this year – we celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day twice! By day, we were coffee-fueled cloth pad crusaders reaching out to curious college students. By night, we were period party hostesses with a Moon Cup in one hand and a mason jar of bubbly in the other.…Read more
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we challenged our ambassadors to create a Valentine to their body or their period and share it on social media (a place that desperately needs some body positivity). In a world where women’s bodies are routinely overlooked or objectified, their Valentines are a beautiful celebration of self-love. Here are a few…Read more